Style: Fruit lambic
It must be said, sour beer isn’t my favourite category of beer. Don’t get me wrong, some sours I absolutely love but when the beer is more like drinking balsamic vinegar though my taste buds begin to back away rather quickly. I wanted a sour in the tasting that wasn’t going to make anyone recoil in horror, yet still with a bit of bite for lovers of the genre to enjoy. This little peach lambic was the perfect option in that regard.
This was light golden coloured with minimal head and light carbonation. The first aroma to be noticed was peach candy, and it wasn’t subtle about that! It was also reminiscent of archers peach schnapps, with its sweet and fruity aroma that was incredibly pleasant. The taste was unsurprisingly peach, with a rather thin but satisfactory body. The taste was nicely balanced with the sweet and sour, but maybe too much on the sweet side for the style. A small tartness was there, but it doesn’t last for long. The aftertaste was more of the same but fairly short, leaving the mouth quite sticky afterwards.
As a change of direction on a night of drinking, this is a welcome distraction. I wouldn’t be able to drink a lot of these, but it’s a great palate cleanser and a nice starting fruit lambic before heading on into the wider world of sour beer.