Our Wild Blackberry American Sour pours a lovely deep purple with a pinkish foam stand, with a slight haze that lets enough light through to beautifully illuminate your glass.
Aromas of oak, vanilla, light smoke, and dark fruits remind you of long aging in oak. The blackberries are noticeable on the nose but not overpowering, hinting
at a jammy sweetness.
The first sip, although puckering, softens quickly as the sweet and tart blackberries commingle with the complexity of the barrel maturation -- notes of tannic oak, dark stone fruit, tobacco, vanilla, and a little horsey funk. The flavors continue to develop and change with each sip.
The finish is fast and very dry, leaving your taste buds as aggressively as it arrived.
Tartness and pucker lovers. Organic acids naturally come about from the acidified malts in the mash or during fermentation from various microorganisms and barrel aging. That's why the term 'wild' is used around Sours. They range from soft and floral and semi-sour to super funky and very sour and really everywhere in between.
- ABV: Low to high alcohol
- Color: light to dark
- Glassware: Goblet or stemware
- Temperature: 40-50 oF
- Food Pairing: meat and cheese plate, shellfish like shrimp, crab or lobster