Brown colour with a dark orange rim. On the nose, you get toffee, soft spicy notes, sweet malt. Medium body with a rich taste and a creamy texture. Very soft and no bitterness in the finish.
Made with 50% wheat and German malt and hops. Very pale yellow with lots of snow white foam. Fresh nose of coriander, announcing sourness in the mouth. Very sour taste, delicate flavour, no bitterness and more carbonic gas is released in the mouth, giving a simple, very refreshing experience.
As its name implies, the beer was aged in a solera system similar to what is used for sherry. Golden yellow, slightly hazy. Light nose, citrusy with floral and delicate notes of hops. Quite acidic (coming from the acidophilus bacteria that exist in the solera) and refreshing. Fully dry and clean taste, short finish.
This tiny brewery in Seaforth, Ontario is beloved by sour and wild beer fanatics in Ontario. It’s worth mail-ordering one of their aged, wild-fermented beers like Funk Land and some of the fruited sours. This farmhouse ale is made from blending young and old beers: specifically a barrel-fermented dry-hopped farmhouse ale with an 18-month-old sour ale aged in Chardonnay barrels. The result is heavenly: aromas of light farmhouse funk, lavender, white tea, mango and citrus mark the nose. The beer’s champagne-like carbonation and light fruity notes help balance a racy acidity. It’s vibrant, fresh and perfumey.
This award-winning stout isn’t made with oysters, but it sure pairs well with them. The dark brown stout pours a thick tan foam with a nose that mixes pumpernickel bread, fresh coffee grounds and light molasses on a chewy body.
This easy-drinking pale ale has a crackery malt bill with light aromas of citrus and perfumey florals, leading to a bready sip that leads to a crisp, lightly bitter finale. With talented young brewer Zoei Thibault at the helm, this brewery is set to open its doors in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood later this year.
Drinking some dark sour beers is like drinking coffee with lemon juice. Nope. Luckily Northern Maverick’s Tart of Darkness gets it right. This copper ale mixes notes of toast and toffee with tons of dark fruit — plums, fresh figs and sultanas — and a light, tarty kick. Easy drinking but not overly complex, it’s like a “starter” Flanders Red.