Spinnaker’s Brewery – Ciel De Nui Dark Sour Ale

Spinnakers Ciel Noir Sour Dark Ale Review

Rating

3.9 out of 5
Appearance
3.7 out of 5
Aroma
3.6 out of 5
Flavour
3.8 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.8
3.8 out of 5

Overview

  • Brewery: Spinnaker's Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Saison, Sour Ale
  • Pros:

    A nice sour up front with big oak flavour on the finish

  • Cons:

    The Oak flavour is very strong

  • Conclusion:

    A light sour with big oak flavours and a very dry finish

Spinnakers Ciel Noir Sour Dark Ale Review Spinnaker’s Brewery – Ciel De Nui Dark Sour Ale Review

Aged in French Oak the Ciel De Nui is a new Dark Sour Ale from Victoria’s Spinnaker’s Brewpub. This beer has 7.0% alcohol and a modest 30IBUs. Pouring the beer from the bomber bottle it appears as a dark, cloudy reddish-brown colour with two fingers of quick to settle head. An aroma of sharp, sour cherry and oak comes from the beer in a deep and complex manner. One thing is sure from the nose of the Ciel De Nui, this is going to be a big one. Tasting the beer the sour tones are not as sharp as you may expect. A light sour flavour can be found early on which melds into a strong oak flavour. The oakiness cuts the sour tones drastically and makes for an extremely dry finish. The aroma here was slightly misleading – the Ciel De Nui is 100% a Sour Saison but is much more drinkable than the smell insinuated. The biggest flavour here is actually the Oak tones that cut the sour and give the dry finish.

Alcohol – 7.0%
IBU – 30
Size –650ml bottle
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  1. Mike January 13, 2016

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