Silver City Brewery Sultry Siren
What the brewers say
Barrel-aged raspberry sour ale.
What our panel thought
Raspberry, blackberry, medicinal cherry, and black currant notes jump from the glass. Juicy, ripe-blackberry flavor. Low, lingering sweetness helps to balance the pleasant but somewhat sharp sourness. What if Luden's cough drops were sour candies? Clean, dry finish with low astringency. Reasonably fun to smell and sip; a bit tough to drink.
What our editors thought
Luxurious dark berry nose with layers of juicy fruit. The sip is a touch thinner, leaning toward Lambrusco with a compelling red-fruit-meets-wine-grape element. Fruit-focused, simple, and thoughtfully executed.