Carefully blended together from several vintages of McLeod’s extensive barrel program, this dark sour comes from a far more complex lineage than its simple moniker might imply. Tart and funky on the nose, with wet oak tannin, liquorice and roasted malt. Surprisingly light bodied for its full 7.5%, lifted and prickly with a hint of brett from the barrel. The finish is quick and lively, with minimal bitterness, spritzy effervescence and refreshing acidity.
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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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