Smoked Blood Peach Sour | Väsen Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Väsen Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This crisp, fruity, sour begins with a bold hit of peaches and citrus, followed by subtle smokiness and a hint of toffee.

Added by cjgiant on 03-23-2018

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Vässen Brewing Company, Richmond, VA

A: The beer is very hazy dark orange in color. It poured with a half finger high off white head that left a narrow collar around the edge of the glass after it died down.
S: Moderate aromas of blood oranges are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of blood oranges with notes of sourness and hints of smoke.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is very unique and refreshing. I really liked how it combined the blood oranges with the smoke and sourness.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap:
This is a weird one. I went with wild ale as the brewery describes it as a sour. It is tart and fruity but isn’t too sour. The smoky note is subtle and intertwined with the beer as a whole.

Body is quite hazy, a quick look might have you thinking slushy, but a little attention will erase that though. Decent initial head for acsout, medium stacked bubbles that end in a thinnish collar.

Nose actually has a shared base of fruit and wood, upon which a light smoked note comes out. I think the wood is an impression brought on by the smoke. The slightly sour peach note comes on eventually.

Taste hits up front with a tartness that evolves into a peach and melon flavor. Not puckering, more like the tartness of a SweetTart. Smokiness comes as it hits the back of the throat. The smoke plays in more early, and gets pushed further back, nearer the late/aftertaste. This mix of smoke and peach works in most sips, but is a tad strange in others. Overall, I tend to lik it, either way.

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Smoked Blood Peach Sour from Väsen Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 7 ratings