Collaboration Series: Ichigo Highway - The Bruery
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3.23/5 rDev -16.5%
Draft at KnB Wine Cellar in San Diego, CA. March, 2013.
Pours a very hazy, dark golden amber color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a very thin ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind. Heavy yeast sediment floating around.
Funky, vinous aroma with light fruit, prominent phenols/bandaid along with a strong jammy strawberry presence. Slightly creamy with dry oak, musty brett, strawberry and cream but the phenols are really odd. Still smells pretty good though.
Tart, sour and funky with a strong tart berry flavor and again, an unpleasant phenol character that is very potent in the finish. Slightly creamy with dry, toasted oak and musty bugs followed by bandaid and acidic tartness. Harsh solvent nail polish/acetone in finish which really hurts the drinkability of this beer a lot.
10-10-2013 02:06:08 | More by corby112
3.3/5 rDev -14.7%
Bottle shared at tasting. Reviewed from notes.
Muddy bronze with a modest beige head that retreats quickly to a resilient collar.
Burnt milk crates, PVC piping and tart, sherbety strawberry. Too much of the former and not enough of the latter.
The plastic contingent is much reduced but by no means absent. Tart strawberry, dry grape skins and pleasant musty funk.
Simultaneously light but thick with tannins. Buzzy acidity. Very satisfying.
Would undoubtedly be lovely without the domineering sharp burnt plastic notes.
08-15-2013 01:20:19 | More by spicelab
4.33/5 rDev +11.9%
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: Pours an opaque or nearly opaque dark orange/red color and a small (less than 1 finger) yellow-tinted head appears and then fades away quickly. Looks similar to a slightly darker apple cider.
Smell: Tart cherries, light funk, green apple, and plenty of strawberry! Very delicious aroma.
Taste: Lots of oak, sour green apple, lemon, plenty of strawberries in the second half. Quite puckeringly sour, but the sour fades a bit toward the finish.
Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation and a medium body. Dry, sour finish to it.
Overall: I was really impressed with this one - I wasn't sure what to think going in. The strawberries come through really well and combine with the oak and sour to make a really nice conflux of flavors.
07-30-2013 22:15:47 | More by Resuin
2.78/5 rDev -28.2%
CBC Clerkenwell bottleshare
A: Cloudy light-ish brown color. Decent creamy head.
S: Oh lawd... what is going on??? Band-aids and cinnamon are the first thing that pop into my head. Rotten strawberries followed by berries, bubblegum.
T: Again with the berries and strawberry bubblegum. Thankfully no cinnamon or rotten qualities. Strong sourness and a weird funkiness. Decent but not much better than the smell.
M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation and a dry, tart finish.
O: Avoid! First time I have been disappointed by the Bruery but this was the unanimous worst of the night.
07-30-2013 03:58:35 | More by standardcherry
4.05/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a teku.
Pours a dark pink with a 1 finger light pink head. No lacing
Strawberry dominates the aroma, faint red wine and oak with some vinegar.
Dark fruits and red wine, vinegar, oak, strawberries are almost non existent in the taste.
7/10 sourness. Really liked the strawberry aroma but wish it came through more in the taste, but still a nice sour.
07-21-2013 03:13:21 | More by kawilliams81
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
A: Ichigo Highway pours vibrantly into my glass with a fizzy head that doesn't stick around for that long. Bubbles race furiously to the top of the beer forever. The liquid the bubbles race through is red brown in color, deep and muddied. 3
S: The aroma is crisp, but with some strawberries. It tries to be focused on the fruits, but it sort of falls short. It's inviting, but doesn't stand out. 3.5
T: The taste starts off tart and crisp, but without much taste. Then, BOOM, all the strawberries come out. They're fresh and balance out the taste really well. The beer won't knock your socks off, or rip the enamel off of your teeth, but it will quench your thirst. 4
MF: The beer is a bit overcarbonated, but I don't mind it because the beer tastes good. The balance works, and the finish is dry, which makes the mouth water for more. 3.5
O: This was a great beer from two breweries that make some decent sours. I know it has been a while, but I really hope The Bruery and Hangar 24 link back up for sour collaborations in the future! 4
07-13-2013 19:25:09 | More by russwbeck
Collaboration Series: Ichigo Highway from The Bruery
87 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.