Style: Wild Ale
ABV: 6.3 IBU: 40
Societe The Thief
What the brewers say
“A feral ale with Grenache Blanc grapes. An effervescent, layered and award-winning specialty ale, Available in bottles for the first time.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “There’s a moderate lemon aroma similar to a lemon-lime soda, plus a touch of grape aroma in the background with a nice sourness. As it warms there is an additional boost of the sour grape character.”
Flavor: “Wonderful soft lactic tartness up front that transitions to a grainy malt note and finishes with dry white wine character. Hints of oak, tannin, and peach on the finish. Very faint buttery note on the swallow blends with the sour well.”
Overall: “Great beer! The underlying sour is reminiscent of a lambic or gueuze with soft lactic sourness and a dry grainy body. The white wine character adds a lot of complexity without overpowering the beer. The finish is fantastic, a mix of wild sourness with soft barrel and wine character.”
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