In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Chandelle

Aroma: “Lactic acid up front with some subtle apricot notes, but lactic tartness is front and center with very little else coming through. Light mercaptan/ sulfur, pineapple, plum buoyed by a light maltiness. Brett character is nice—a little earthy and funky.”

Flavor: “Lots of lactic acid and tartness up front with just a subtle hint of apricot fruit and sweetness to balance. Very light pineapple, mouth-puckering lemon sour. Body is a tad light. Nice leathery Brett frames the sour. Long-lingering lactic with a touch of apricot. High carbonation provides a warmth in the finish.”

Overall: “Good apricot sour with the lambic/sour characteristic being dominant and the apricot playing a more supportive role. As it warms, the apricot becomes more apparent, but still in a supporting role. If you like really sour you would enjoy the bold flavors in this beer.”