Phillips Brewing has added to their Sour Note Series of beers with the Sax in the Dark, A Dark Sour Ale brewed with grape must. This rather unique sour beer pours from the bomber bottle a colour of deep reddish brown and has three full fingers f head that leaves light lacing behind on the glass. From the Sax in the Dark comes a malty and sweet aroma with notes of raisins and prunes along side a light sourness. On the nose this beer is not overly sour. Tasting the beer it too has a malty backbone to prop up a mildly sour beer. The dark notes of raisins and dried fruit give body and a rich back for the sour notes to prop up on. The flavour is well balanced between sour, sweet and malty flavours making for a darker than typical sour ale that remains beer first, sour a close second and rather enjoyable throughout the ordeal.
Alcohol – 5.0%
Size – 650ml