For anyone who has been following what is going on I recently completed 4 barrel aged sour beers with the help of two friends. The barrels are all bottled and I will be posting tastings of them one by one. Here is the recipe for the first beer, code name Savage.
Beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a thin head that becomes a lacing on the glass. The golden hues of the beer make it appear very refreshing and go to show how simple the original recipe for this beer was.
Aroma is very crsip, the first thing that hits you is sour and funk balanced on the side of lactic acid. There is a little bit of barnyard but it is very subtle and helps to support a roundness in the aroma. There is a hint of lemon or of lemon grass at the finish of the beer.
Flavor: The beer is sour. The first thing that hits you is a lemon like sourness, the middle is bright and warming, with a sour puckering finish. There are not a lot of individual flavors throughout but the sourness really makes the beer refreshing.
Mouthfeel: The beer is very crisp, medium in body. The sour really cleans the palate.
Overall: The beer is a great example of what a sour beer should be. The beer is tart without being harsh or vinegar like. The sourness is very bright and plays well with how light the beer is in color. A perfect display of sourness in a beer.