Yellow Dog Brewery – Blended Reality Sour White Ale w/ Peaches

Yellow Dog Blended Reality Peach Review

Overview

Yellow Dog Brewery – Blended Reality Sour White Ale w/ Peaches Review

Port Moody’s Yellow Dog Brewery has let their brewer off the leash in creating the Blended Reality. This barrel aged beer is a sour white ale that has bee aged with peaches to create a unique blend of trending styles. To the average craft beer nerd, taking a fruit beer, souring it and then aging in oak is enough alone to cause a brain hemorrhage. To see if it lives up to the hype is as simple as pouring a pint.

This beer pours a cloudy orange-gold colour with strong effervescence. The bubbles erupt in the glass but settle quickly and without a trace left on the sides of the glass. The nose is funky with a distinct wild yeast character along side a mellow sweetness and peach stone fruit character. The flavour isn’t as funky as the smell, a light body and high carbonation gives a light texture on the tongue. A sharp acidity hits the sides of the cheeks while a peach sweetness and oak warmth linger. Despite the peach being fermented, there is still a distinct sweetness to the beer aiding in the peach flavour coming through.

The Blended Reality is a pleasant and relatively easy drinking beer for being a barrel aged sour. Some may long for a bit more body and kick, but at 5% alcohol you can enjoy this one and not be too worried about it sneaking up on you and catching your inhibitions by surprise.

 

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  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Palate
  • Flavour
  • Overall Enjoyment
3.8

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Orangey
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Easy Drinking
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Lightly Hoppy
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Stone Fruit: Apricot, Peach etc, Sour, Earthy/Funky, Barnyard/Horse Blanket, Barrel Aged
  • Palate: Bubbly/Lively, Sour/Acidic

Summary

An easy drinking fruit sour with barrel aging to up the ante.

Pros

Easy drinking and quite flavourful

Cons

Sweet finish and light body

Yellow Dog Blended Reality Peach Review

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