Category 12 – Blackberry Sour

Overview

Category 12 – Blackberry Sour Review

Category 12 has a spring release that’s worth noting even when it’s out of season. It’s their Blackberry Sour, part of their Elemental Series of limited edition releases.

The Blackberry pours a bright pinkish red, almost the colour of a dark pink grapefruit juice. It has a vinous aroma with notes of strawberry. There’s white wine on nose and on the palate.

Blackberry is not overly sour; it’s more tart, but with a sweet finish. It’s lighter and less punchy flavourful than some fruit sours. There’s a very slight astringency, and it’s drier than it looks. Can something look wet? This does, with that fruity appearance, but it’s not your standard fruit beer.

If you like tart brews that refresh the palate, you’ll be quite satisfied with a Category 12 Blackberry Sour.

  • (3.5)
    Appearance
  • (4)
    Aroma
  • (3.75)
    Palate
  • (3.75)
    Flavour
  • (3.5)
    Overall Enjoyment
3.7

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Red
  • Head Size & Retention: Flat. No head
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Cloudy
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Goes Down Somewhat Slow
  • Enjoyment: I thought it was fine
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Fruit Flavouring: Berries etc
  • Palate: Tart, Dry

Summary

A delicious beer made with real fruit that will please any lover of BC fruit beers.

Pros

  • Vinous aroma with notes of strawberry
  • White wine on nose and palate
  • Not overly sour

 

Cons

Lighter and less punchy/flavourful than some fruit sours

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