Strange Fellows Brewing – Coup de Foudre New World Wild Ale

Strange Fellows Brewing – Coup de Foudre New World Wild Ale

Rating

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

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Brettanomyces, Sour Ale
  • Brand: Strange Fellows Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Complex and balanced with a both fruit-warmth and significant acidity

  • Cons:

    The innitial sour character is quite intense

  • Conclusion:

    A wild fermented sour ale with both acidity and a dried-fruit/oak warmth

Strange Fellows Coup de Foudre Sour Ale Review Strange Fellows Brewing – Coup de Foudre New World Wild Ale Review

Strange fellows has aged the Coup de Foudre in their Oak Foudre for a whopping 16 months before releasing the beer. From the 750ml bottle this beer pours a hazy-amber colour with a thin finger of head. The aroma is tart with a plum and dark fruit character along side a Brett-earth character. The aroma is pungent but still balanced and not over the top. The flavour starts with a brightness to it from the acidity and carbonation. This initial hit builds into a deeper and more complex flavour of cherry, plum and earthy-oak character. The Brett-like earth character is also present but isn’t as strong as some comparable beers. The finish has a lingering sour in the cheeks while a warmth and depth with cherry-oak notes sticks to the tongue. This beer is balanced and intense yet somewhat approachable given the complexity of the brew.

Alcohol – 6.0%
Size – 750mL
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