Beachwood Blendery Latent Owl
What the brewers say
Belgian-style sour ale aged in gin barrels.
What our panel thought
Fairly phenolic nose: smoke, mint, vanilla, oak, with esters of pear, peaches, apricot. Moderate, well balanced acidity, with funky leather, earth, and light citrus and minty resin notes. Lemon quality marries nicely with the botanical character. Very interesting and drinkable.
What our editors thought
Caramel popcorn, red currant, minty herbs, and light tangerine on the nose—underplayed and confident. The sip offers tight definition and flavor integration of those aromatic notes. Ends on a refreshing minty note, welcoming the next sip.