Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery
Origin: Brooklyn, New York
I have a confession to make: after 3 and a half years of holding beer tastings, it is sometimes hard to remember which beers I have already had in past tastings. I was so sure I had put this beer into a past tasting though, but apparently not! I’m not complaining though, as *spoil alert*, I thought this was a really nice sour beer. Brooklyn Brewery were founded in 1988 and have continued to make quite a name for themselves in the craft beer world. This is a lower ABV version of the original Bel Air sour, and was specifically crafted to be allowed to be sold in Norwegian and Finnish grocery shops.
This was golden with a slight haze and a head that formed and lasted well. The aroma was pleasant, with the acidic citrus notes working well with the green apple and fresh grass. These all continued into the taste, with a sharp sourness that faded rather quickly. The aftertaste was relatively short but did leave the mouth refreshed yet dry.
This was a nicely made sour with a great level of acidity that wasn’t overpowering. Fruity, sharp and tangy, The Bel Air sour is perfect if you want to switch a sour beer into the drinking session to change things up a bit!