Review: EPIC Brewing Oak and Orchard Dark Sour with Plum | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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EPIC Brewing Oak and Orchard Dark Sour with Plum
88 out of 100
EPIC Brewing Oak and Orchard Dark Sour with Plum

Style: Sour

ABV: 7.4

88/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

EPIC Brewing Oak and Orchard Dark Sour with Plum

What the brewers say

“Our limited-release dark sour that started in oak foeders and was then aged in whiskey barrels with plum.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Roasty and chocolate malt with a bit of barnyard Brett funk and dark fruit (plum and cherry). The fruit blends in with the malt and esters from the yeast.”

Flavor: “Everything seems to blend together. Rich dark caramel, plum, and cherry notes with moderate sourness. Finishes slightly astringent with a lingering sourness and plum ester character and some Brett funk. Residual sweetness improves drinkability. Aftertaste is smooth and not aggressive—‘more-ish.’ ”

Overall: “An intriguing dark sour with the subtle qualities of plum that blend into the rest of the malt and yeast character. Well balanced with adequate complexity. Very drinkable beer overall.”

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