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Pirate Life Barrel Aged Whisky Sour Ale 500ml Can

500ml Can 9.8% Sour Ale

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About The Beer

Country: Australia

Brewery: Pirate Life Brewing

Style: Sour Ale

Format: 500ml Can

ABV: 9.8%

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.