Ravens & Doans Brewing Collaboration Kettle Sour

Ravens & Doans Brewing Collaboration Kettle Sour


3.75 out of 5
3.5 out of 5
3.75 out of 5
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3.8 out of 5


  • Type: Sour Ale
  • Brand: Doan's Craft Brewing Co., Ravens Brewing Co.
  • Release Date: May 06, 2016
  • Pros:

    Refreshing sour beer that surprises with a fuller body than normal

  • Cons:

    Acidity overpowers some of the more subtle aromas and flavours

  • Conclusion:

    Enjoyable and accessible sour with plenty of depth

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The first collaboration (hopefully of many) between Ravens Brewing in Abbotsford and Doan’s Craft Brewing Co. in Vancouver produced this Kettle Sour beer, dry hopped with Pacific Gem hops from New Zealand. The beer pours from the bomber bottle a light, cloudy yellow with three fingers of white head, leaving behind some lacing in the glass. Mild wheat and grain aromas emanate from the glass, as well as notes of grass and tart lemon. Flavours of grapefruit, lemon, and pith bitterness dominate in the mouth, though there are notes of grape, sour berry and woody tones. The finish is dry and lasting, with a definite puckering from the soured beer.

Alcohol – 5.0%
IBU – 8
Hops – Pacific Gem
Size – 650mL

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  1. Mike
    Mike 18 July, 2016, 19:25

    I really enjoyed this beer when it was released. I agree that Ravens and Doans both need to do many more collaborations.

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