Style: Tart Wheat

ABV: 5.8

98/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Brooklyn Brewery Bel Air Sour

What the brewers say

“Brooklyn Bel Air Sour is full of surprises. It starts up with bright notes of tropical fruit yet finishes crisp and gently tart. It’s a trip that’s laid back, breezy, and completely refreshing.”

What our panel thought

“A wonderfully aromatic beer that gives the impression of a fruit addition despite its lack thereof. Likely hops-derived aromatics of apple, pear, peach, lemon, passion fruit, and tangerine. The fruit aromas give way to a tart, yet refreshingly flavorful beer. Stone-fruit flavors of peach, apricot, and plum are clean and refreshing with the lactic tartness. The souring aspects of this beer masterfully complement the hops profile to create a truly complex and synergistic beer. A great combination of bright, distinct flavors.”

What our editors thought

“Musty, earthy hops and a touch of Colombian coffee on the nose. The flavor leans toward hops-derived citrus, that earthy tea blend of lemon and lime with a subtle spice underpinning it. It’s clever yet satisfying, eschewing more obvious Citra notes in favor of a winding, complex path to a similar destination.”

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