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Elderberry Sour | Mammoth Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mammoth Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Elderberry Sour was aged 12 months in our naturally soured bourbon barrels. As the barrel aging was coming to an end, loyal staff and family braved the wilds of the Eastern Sierra to pick Elderberries from Lundy and Scheelite Canyons.We married the sour and elderberries together in a fermenter and let blend into a blissful state. Enjoy, oddly enough, with smoked meats. Bottle conditioned for your pleasure.

25 IBU

Added by bpasquini on 03-31-2014

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Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for sharing this one!

Poured a reddish amber color with a good amount of lasting foam on the surface.

Aroma was earthy and unique, vaguely acidic with a light cheese rind funk.
Similar taste, moderately tart and earthy with a wet wood funkiness and lasting complex aftertaste. Balanced and not overly sour or vinegary. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Overall it was nice, and a fairly unique fruited sour ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this at Eureka Burger in Bakersfield, it was listed on the board as Mammoth Elderberry Sour, so I decided to go with it as its' name

Served in a tulip

A: The color resembled the color of raspberry with slightly more pink to it, looked really good, there was no head or lacing which was expected for a sour, looked to be unfiltered, could not see through it but didn't look murky either, very nice appearance to it in my opinion

S: This beer had a very nice smell to it, noticed some tart raspberry, and I want to say there was some sweet boysenberry as well, noticed a slight hint of tart grape, and I'm not really familiar with wine barrels but I want to say I noticed a blend of cabernet and pinot, it was very faint as the berries dominate the nose

T: Lots of tart berry with some sweet berries mingled with it, and you can notice those wine barrels coming in after the berries, then finishes with a winey grape, tart berry flavor which is actually quite good, the use of berries was different for me and I really enjoyed the presence of them in the flavor profile, it was good change up for a sour

M: Was a bit let down here, I think this beer needed more carbonation but over all it still was solid for the beer

O: Fantastic sour from Mammoth, had low expectations as I am not generally a big fan of their beers but this one was by far the best I've had, if you get the chance to try this beer out I recommend it

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Elderberry Sour from Mammoth Brewing Company
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