Ile Sauvage Brewing Co.- Cerise Sour Red

Overview

Ile Sauvage Brewing Co.- Cerise Sour Red Review

With much anticipation and more than a few delayed openings, Victoria’s newest craft brewery is finally pouring beers. Following the recent trend of new craft breweries having a specific focus, Ile Sauvage is planning on brewing primarily Belgian style sours and wild ales. One such sour is the Cerise Sour Red, fermented with the “house mixed-culture” and aged on BC raspberries and dark cherries.

The fruit is present throughout the beer, including the appearance, aroma and palate. Cerise looks a bit like a fruit smoothie with its dark red cloudiness with a touch of yellow/pink highlights. It also has a strongly fruity aroma, mainly of raspberries with some acidity. The palate, with dominate raspberries and some cherry notes, also has a mellow acidity/tartness. Cerise finishes with a nice tang with a small hint of funkiness. There is very little hop or malt flavor. Sour beer drinkers should be encouraged by this opening salvo by Ile Sauvage and keep a close eye on what they do in the future.

  • (2)
    Appearance
  • (3.5)
    Aroma
  • (3.5)
    Palate
  • (3)
    Flavour
  • (3)
    Overall Enjoyment
3

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Red
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Average
  • Clarity: Pulpy/Opaque
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I thought it was fine
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Fruit Flavouring: Berries etc, Sour
  • Palate: Tart, Sour/Acidic

Summary

An approachable and encouraging opening sour red from this new, sour focussed brewery.

Pros

Raspberries dominate with a easy going amount of tartness.

Cons

The cloudy, not overly appetizing appearance.

Leave a Reply