Amalgam Brewing Oloroso
What the brewers say
Unblended, mixed-culture golden sour stock, selected from one of our Mastro Bottaio puncheons. Finished in a single Oloroso Sherry cask.
What our panel thought
Musty mushroom funk, bordering on umami, with leather, oak, vanilla, wet hay, lemon, slate. That mineral emerges more in the flavor, but the acidity is a bit much. Dry, puckering finish. Barrel-funky, sour, but enjoyable.
What our editors thought
Berry and red-wine grape on the nose, with soft oak and barnyard Brett. The sip starts light and fruity, with a tight acid-meets-caramel wave. That fruity acidity builds—temper by pairing with chèvre or subtle blue cheese.