Pure Project Euphorik with Blackberry
What the brewers say
An American wild ale conditioned on local organic blackberries and aged in pinot noir French oak.
What our panel thought
Light funk on the nose. Hints of lemongrass, leather, horse blanket, wet hay, and a light stone-fruit character create a delicate, inviting aroma. An initial tart, peach-like character fades into an acidic lemon-lime flavor with hints of oak-derived tannin and light vanilla. The acidity builds quickly but also dissipates quickly.
What our editors thought
We don't normally comment on packaging concerns, but the cork in this beer was a flimsy mess that made the bottle very difficult to open. Once open, the aroma leads with an almost wine-grape tannic juicy funk, with light notes of apple turnover, berry smoothie, and red wine. The sip is sour but a bit chalky, dulling the fruit character and drying out the mouthfeel, amplifying the acidity without benefitting the beer.