Orpheus Brewing Everything Lasts Forever
What the brewers say
Blend of one-, two-, three-, and four-year-old beers spontaneously fermented in barrels.
What our panel thought
Aroma of apricot, blueberries, tropical fruit, lemons, horse blanket, wet hay, leather. In the flavor, lemony acidity leans acetic—puckering—with apricot, orange, blueberry, red fruit. Dry. Nice change of pace. Fairly easy drinking. Relatively lacking in complexity.
What our editors thought
Strong caramel and vinegar notes on the nose feel more Flanders than golden sour. The sip is soft, the acidity reasonably controlled despite aroma hit. Light wood tannins emerge with soft oak, vanilla, orange, lemon—but it's hard to overcome that acid shock.