When you begin a conversation about Scottish craft brewing, the first brewery to pop up will more than likely be Brewdog. Since forming in 2007 in Fraserburgh, they have experienced phenomenal growth, becoming one of the most recognisable beer brands in Britain today. That success continue into Europe and all over the world, and continues to grow. It would have been strange not to have included one of their beers in the tasting but I wanted something a bit different. I plumped for the Cosmic Crush Peach as I thought it was interesting and wanted a slightly left field beer to pair with the cider in the tasting.
This was medium cloudy pale yellow with a non-existent head filing to form at all. The aroma was very tart and acidic, with fragrant lemon and apricot galore finished with a yeast edge. It had a proper bite to it in the nostrils. The taste was sour peach and lemon juice again with a vinegar edge that was quite hostile yet still fruity. The hard acidic edge in the aftertaste on back of the tongue was long-lasting and cutting. After just sip the mouth was just watering like crazy, and sucked in the cheeks with the acidic nature. This acid built up in the mouth with each sip, building to a really slicing final mouthful that left the throat feeling rough.
This was not for the faint of heart. If you like the milder sour beers, I would steer clear. If you like your lambic and gueuze though then this will be up your street completely. It was rather expensive for what you get and I think there are better beers out there for a lot less money. This was fun to try yet I doubt I would ever buy this again.