Orchard Reflection | Urban Family Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Urban Family Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our second beer featuring whole fruit from Collins Family Orchard. This sour ale uses a mix of apricots, peaches, and second use apriums (from Aprium Dream) all combined in our foeder for a delightfully fruit-forward kick in the teeth.

Added by EdwardAbbey on 08-12-2017

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a bit more woody and quite a lot less astringently sour than the second orchard reflection beer, and the fruit is super potent here too, with apriums instead of nectarcots, and honestly, i can taste a little bit of that half plum in this one that i couldnt not get in the other one. its got a tartness without the harsh bacterial sourness, and its mellowed by the wood without the fruit being muted at all by it, really nice. some cool funk with the yeasts here, a white wine aspect, and a drier finish than anticipated for all the the juicy peaches in here. these guys are making some killer beers, lots of great fruited sours and wilds in here, but this orchard reflection series i think has a more intense and more natural fruit complexion than any of them that i have had so far, and seem more refined too. if we could just pick up the carbonation a bit, these guys would have a couple of real winners here. excited to see where this series goes next, apples and cherries grow in orchards too right?! wink wink

edit: just had the bottle version of this with peaches and apricots and it really has aged well in the bottle, with a more developed brett wildess, a cleaner acidity, and just the juiciest fruit complexion imaginable. i wouldnt want this to be any more sour than it is, but its really drinking well right now if you are lucky enough to have one sitting around...

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Photo of DamienI
3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orchard Reflection from Urban Family Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 6 ratings