Style: Stone Fruit Quick Sours
Dry Dock Sour Apricot
What the brewers say
“This beer strikes an elegant balance of sour and sweet. Refreshingly tart and fruity with bright effervescence, this Sour Apricot packs rich apricot flavor in every can while retaining just the right amount of acidity from the use of Lactobacillus Brevis in the kettle.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Strong apricot nose that’s near perfection, with a touch of pear, apple, and banana. Some tart lemony lactic notes blend nicely with the light malt sweetness.”
Flavor: “Very juicy, with overpowering fruit flavors—mostly apricot, but with moderate banana and pear. Moderate lemon-rind acidic notes are between lactic and malic and are enough to balance the sweetness. There’s a light touch of wheat and very light noble hops note, with mouth-filling carbonation, and a lingering fruity aftertaste.”
Overall: “This is a strongly apricot fruit sour with moderate acidity, big body, and a touch of wheat and malt notes. It’s a great sour if you really like apricot and want a slightly tart beer without significant funk.”
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