Four Winds Nectarous Dry Hopped Sour: The fourth unique beer in the Eurus series (aka the one’s in the 750mL bottles), this 5.5% abv dry hopped sour ale has finally been bottled and just hit the shelves yesterday. It’s been in their tap room from time to time, however I haven’t had a chance to try it yet and this is the first bottle conditioned release with those oh so lovely tiny bubbles that give the perfect texture to beer in my opinion.
Aroma and Appearance: This beer pours a cloudy golden amber colour with two fingers of foam and lots of carbonation. Its aroma is nectarine tartness, peaches, tangerine, lemon citrus and floral notes.
Flavour: Wow, loads and loads of peach and nectarine tartness up front with tangerine, lemon citrus, and passion fruit in the middle and a finish that highlights raspberries, limes, some pine resin and a mineral blast that reminds me of San Pellegrino mineral water.
Overall Impression: The nice light effervescence spreads the tart flavours all over you palate, igniting a flavour explosion that is very intense and highly enjoyable.
Rating: Awesome and near outstanding at 9.5/10, buy now and drink fresh.
Food Pairing: This could stand up to a fresh goat cheese or tarty fruits.
I have to admit that it’s crazy just how quickly these breweries are establishing awesome barrel aging programs and brewing sour beers to such perfection. Here what the barrel program at Four Winds looks like as of a few months ago.