Blackberry Soak | Trillium Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introducing Soak: our new line of sour wheat ales, aged in oak, featuring a variety of single fruit additions. We place a base brew crafted with 60% wheat grist in 600L oak puncheons for 3 months with fermentation duties shared gracefully between lactobacillus and our Native New England mixed culture. Loosely inspired by the cold-maceration process used in winemaking, we blend fruit directly into the barrels to “soak” for enhanced extraction of unique colors, aromatics, and flavors. Delightfully acidic, but not funky, our Soak series is an approachable sequence of wild offerings that we are proud to share. Blackberries bring an assertively tart, yet unsweetened flavor profile, striking burgundy-fuschia hue, and re-enforced tannic structure to this first iteration. Blackberry Soak is dry with undertones of oak and a subtle wheat grain finish.

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings

Added by NiceBeerCans on 12-18-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,110
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
90
pDev:
7.29%
 
 
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26
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11 oz bottle dated June 13, 2018. Purchased at brewery late July 2018. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: Initial large white pinkish foamy head but reduces to nothing within a moment.

S: Blackberries and some oak barrel chardonnay notes.

T: Fruity and delightfully sour, but not overly so, with oaky and wheaty notes. Assertive but not astringent.

F: Light bodied, moderately carbonated. The usual very strong construction and balance from Trillium. Very crisp and refreshing.

O: Right up there with Russian River. Is there anything they can't do well?

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Super fresh blackberries

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Poured from a 375 ml bottle (latest batch) into a Trillium tulip.

Pours a maroon cloudy body with a small pink head the reduces to leave no lacing or retention

Heavy raspberry aromas - quite juicy and tart on the nose, with some yeasty funk too.

On the tongue it’s pretty sour and dry, tannic and juicy with lots of raspberry, blackberry, finishing quite dry. Not as carbonated as usual trillium sours, easy drinking light body

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Blackberry Soak from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 90 ratings