Longwood Brewery – Wild Child Spontaneously Fermented Sour Ale

Longwood Brewery – Wild Child Spontaneously Fermented Sour Ale

Rating

3.6 out of 5
Aroma
3.8 out of 5
Appearance
4.3 out of 5
Taste
3.9 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.9
3.9 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Sour Ale
  • Brand: Longwood Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Extremely unique Sour Ale Flavour. Sour Up Front and rich dried fruit sweetness on the finish.

  • Cons:

    Quite a sweet finish

  • Conclusion:

    A unique, flavourful and very enjoyable beer

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Nanaimo BC’s Longwood Brewery has stared a new series of limited release beers called the Small Batch Series. The first beer, or No. 1 as Longwood puts it, is the Wild Child Spontaneously Fermented Ale, a Sour beer brewed with naturally occurring yeast, raspberries and Cascade Berries for a distinct tartness and funk-factor. From the bottle this beer pours a reddish-amber colour with a thin finger of head that settles quickly and without a trace. The aroma is tart with a distinct, funky sourness. The intensity of the sour tones let just a hint of berry sweetness through at the same time. The flavour too has a sharp sour-funk to it with the sour, yeasty tones engulfing the senses off the bat. Surprisingly though the flavour mellows rather quickly into a rich and deep dried fruit flavour. Notes of dried cherries, prunes and raspberries give a relatively neutral, slightly sweet finish.

This beer took time and dedication to make and is worth giving a go. As Longwood Brewery puts it, “Children have been born and learned to walk in the time it took for this beer to submit to the organisms that created it.”

Alcohol – 7.0%
Size – 650ml
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Tags: longwood, sour

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Comments

  1. Farmer Doug
    Farmer Doug 28 November, 2015, 22:08

    Love this beer! Have bought enough for friends to sample too and, overwhelmingly, their responses have been decidedly positive. Be sure to give this new ‘strong beer’ a try. I found some at the Greenrock (private) liquor store on Bowen Road in Nanaimo.

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