Collaboration Series: Ichigo Highway - The Bruery
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4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
what an interesting brew, sour red type loaded with strawberries and fermented, at least in part, with sake yeast. hazy looking pour with as much dirty blonde to it as red honestly, and an inch or so of lightly tinted pink froth. the nose on this is bizarre. as sour as it is, its also rather sweet from the strawberries, not sure all the sugar has fermented out. the flavor is immediately sour, just like the nose, but the finish is indeed sweeter, jammy strawberries, fresh and summery, a unique complex. the strawberry is potent and lasting, almost overdone, extremely forward. i know this has spent quite a bit of time in oak, but further treatment may mellow it out a little bit, still a very intensely flavored beer with all kinds of acidity mixed with the sugar. im not sure what the sake yeast adds in terms of flavor, but this does have a bit fuller body than i thought it would for what it is. not the cleanest finish in the world, but pretty quick for how intense the flavors are. one of the stranger bruery releases ive had the pleasure of trying, but a very enjoyable sour, probably a bottle to share.
01-24-2014 18:37:04 | More by StonedTrippin
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
Appearance: Not the prettiest sight, with a very cloudy russet color; the modest head fades quickly and leaves only a few dots behind
Smell: Strawberry jam and acetic vinegar tones
Taste: Strawberry tones lay down an initial hint of sweetness but the acetic vinegar tones quickly arrive and dominate the middle through the finish; after the swallow, oak and lemon elements add a bit of complexity; the finish is very dry
Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; a bit clunky
Overall: It's not often one encounters a tart strawberry beer and for the uniqueness this beer had merit; not the best sour I have encountered but certainly worthy
Thanks, JesseLara, for the opportunity
10-30-2013 23:56:22 | More by brentk56
Collaboration Series: Ichigo Highway from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.