Avery Brewing Co. Raspberry Sour
What the brewers say
“Luscious ripe red raspberries are elegantly intertwined with a bountiful amount of lactic acidity and delicate barrel nuances to cultivate this stunning sour ale.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “A nice balance between raspberry fruit notes and some lemon tartness with some nice earthiness and light caramel apple. A bit of Tootsie Roll from the malt.”
Flavor: “The raspberry notes show through up front and add a nice sweetness to the taste. The raspberry sweetness mixes with a light Lacto tartness and a moderate salty lime flavor. There are notes of dark fruit as well with some plum and an earthy complexity. Tastes of tea. The medium body and a high carbonation bring out the tartness. Light caramel sweetness in the middle that transitions into a tart bitterness into the aftertaste.
Overall: “The mix between raspberries, the complexity of the base beer, and the sour notes is really enjoyable. Love the big tartness with raspberries and light salty lime flavor. I’d pair this with street tacos and a good tequila.”