In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


To Øl Sur Simcoe

Aroma: “Moderate spiciness with tart lemongrass and herb, perhaps basil.Fresh hops volatiles dominate the nose, with notes of grassy, dank, citrus, and lemon. Spicy, citrus, mango notes very prominent. Smells very fresh.”

Flavor: “The flavor is complex and unique. Sour up front with a nice hops flavor of light lemongrass and grapefruit, and a bit of mint. Light hops bitterness appears toward the end of the sip, but in the background. It finishes fruity and tart, with light lemon citrus flavor.”

Overall: “Nice sourness balanced with a big lemongrass and grapefruit hops flavors. Complex and balanced, a lot of flavors in there! The hops in this kettle sour worked well—the flavors didn’t necessarily blend together, but the discourse was not unpleasant and added complexity. Each flavor by itself is inviting and intriguing, yet together the flavors are competing for the top dog.”