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


The Rare Barrel Map of the Sun

Aroma: “Strong ripe and dried apricot notes, light pineapple with a hint of white peaches. Nice lactic lemon tartness. The Brett character is mild and sits under the fruity notes in the nose.”

Flavor: “Apricot juicy fruit character is present in the front and carries through. Lactic-acidic tartness hits in the middle with a nice kick, but the sweetness of the malt and fruit helps to clean it out in the finish. This is a little more citrus than apricot. The Brett character is delicate and a bit hard to pin down, but adds depth and supports the acidity and fruit very nicely.”

Overall: “This is an extremely well-executed fruited sour, with a decent tartness to pair with the high apricot flavor and sweetness to balance and support. The harmony with which all the characteristics work is refreshing and adds to the complexity.”