Style: Stone Fruit Quick Sours

ABV: 4.2

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Funkwerks Apricot Provincial

What the brewers say

“Our Provincial is a sessionable Belgian-style sour ale brewed using a unique 24-hour warm souring technique using Lactobacillus in the wort. We fermented with a Belgian wheat yeast strain, making it the perfect complement to fruit.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Mild acidity and funk on the nose, with notes of ripening stone fruit that’s light and pleasant. As it warms, the funk becomes more pronounced, with some nice peppery and lemongrass aromas emerging. Intriguing biscuit character.”

Flavor: “Assertive lactic tartness and acidity emerge up front, with flavors of lemon and lime, reminiscent of a Lemon Warhead. The stone-fruit and pear flavors play a background role and add complexity, which works with the light body to balance the level of acidity. The acidity dissipates quickly, leaving a dry malt sweetness in the aftertaste.”

Overall: “A dangerously delicious beer that drinks a bit too easily—a bottle of this would not be safe in the fridge. The dry finish accentuates the tartness and brings forward the lemon and lime notes, making you want to take another sip.”



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