Four Winds Brewing Co. – IV Quadrennial Barrel Aged Sour Ale

Four Winds Quadrennial Cassis Sour Ale Review

Rating

4 out of 5
Appearance
4.6 out of 5
Aroma
4.5 out of 5
Taste
4.5 out of 5
Palate

Total

4.4
4.4 out of 5

Overview

  • Brewery: Four Winds Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Cassis, Sour Ale
  • Pros:

    A complex and balanced wine barrel aged sour ale

  • Cons:

    Quite intensely flavoured

  • Conclusion:

    A strong and intense yet suprisingly well rounded sour ale

Four Winds Brewing Co. – IV Quadrennial Four Winds Quadrennial Cassis Sour Ale Review Barrel Aged Sour Ale w/Black Currants Review

Four Winds has been around for four years and has such aged a beer in red wine barrels for the duration. Finished on Black Currants this beer verges on the Cassis style of sour ale and measures 7.5% alcohol and 6 IBUs. From the 750ml bottle the IV pours a deep and dark reddish brown hue with two fingers of light brown head. Smelling the beer it is pungent with strong sour notes, cherries, oak, vanilla and chocolate. This is darker than your typical sour and appears to pack a punch. Tasting this four anniversary brew it is tart but not over the top. A balanced carbonation meets a fairly big body and notes of cherry, vanilla, oak and chocolate (much like the nose). The complexity of flavour along side the acidic nature of the beer gives a more rounded than expected flavour profile that sips like a high quality aperitif. This is a beer to cherish and share with friends. After all, you only turn four once!

Alcohol – 7.5%
IBU – 6
Size – 750ml bottles
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