About The Beer
Brewery: Pirate Life Brewing
Style: Sour Ale
Format: 500ml Can
Mixing a whisky sour takes minutes. Brewing one on the other hand.
Back in August, we soured an ale using lactobacillus and lemon juice in a bid to emulate one of our favourite cocktails.
Of course, we couldn't get there without the influence of whisky and oak, so we hand-selected eighteen casks from the Limeburners distillery (including ex-sherry and port butts) and pumped the liquid in.
After four months spent resting, the beverage hits tantalisingly close to brief. It pours marmalade orange, with a loose head of foam. Expect aromas of preserved lemon, panettone and oak. Tart apricot, bourbon and spice delight the palate, which is full, complex and wonderfully acidic.