Winner of the 2021 Brewers Guild Awards Fruit & Flavoured category, this scintillatingly ruby sour (5.3 per cent) is brewed with blackberries, boysenberries and raspberries. The aroma is equal parts freshly reduced jam and mixed berry yoghurt, with the deep and lush fruit ripeness meshing perfectly with the tart undercurrent. The palate begins with a flush of sweet red berry sorbet, before pivoting into drying champagne sharpness, with just a touch of fresh yeast character on the finish. A delightful sour with enough heft to carry the weighty berry-fruit flavours, but a masterful agility on the palate that ensures no one note lingers for too long.
About The Author
Tim Newman is a A Wine and Spirits Education Trust graduate who has been gradually fermenting inside the Christchurch craft beer scene since it's primordial days. When the world of wine writing turned out to be a labyrinth of un-returned emails, he hopped the fence over to beer writing and reviewing and hasn't looked back. On an endless mission to taste the length and breadth of New Zealand craft brewing, and wrangle the most esoteric flavours into prose.
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