Review: Cape May The Top Sail | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
Cape May The Top Sail
96 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Cape May The Top Sail

Style: Sour Blonde Ale, Sour Beer

ABV: 9.9 IBU: 25

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Cape May The Top Sail

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What the brewers say

“Aged for 9 months in the barrels previously carrying The Keel. Exotic fruit flavors reminiscent of peaches, mangoes, and apricots developed from the multitude of Brett strains playing off the base beer.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Very delicate. Soft lemon tartness, light grain character, hints of spice.”

Flavor: “Complex sourness, though not overly aggressive. Grainy malt, lemon tartness that persists with spicy fermentation notes. Moderately dry finish, really interesting on the swallow.”

Overall: “A really nice sour beer—the aroma is delicate and enticing, well balanced and complex throughout. A great mix of grain character, tartness, with a lightly spicy fermentation quality.”

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