Cerebral Brewing Single Barrel: 45
What the brewers say
"We hand-selected a single oak barrel of mature Golden Sour and dry-hopped it with Nelson Sauvin and Motueka."
What our panel thought
"Fresh citrus-forward hops jump out of the glass, atop berries, pineapple, black pepper, lime, lemon. Tropical hops complement complex esters. Light, soft body with layers of salinity, lemon, light bread, lingering funk. Softly tart, with soft waves of fruit; low malt sweetness brings out overripe pineapple; lingering tropical fruit in aftertaste. Low white-wine character in background. Very refreshing. Well-balanced, with medium fermentation complexity and delicate contributions from barrel aging. Would be a nice post workout/activity beer with character."
What our editors thought
"Gorgeous fruity hops note balances against a light yeasty hit. The sip is light as a feather, with a very light Brett component and more significant wine-barrel fruit and vanilla notes."