The third beer in a recent focus on Batch Brewing sour ales sees a fantastic looking beer filled with blackberries and black currant. I’d eaten half a punnet of blackberries for breakfast the morning I drunk this beer, so my palate was attuned to this delicious fruit. The berries were captured perfectly in the beer, which wasn’t overly sour and fit nicely info their current sour lineup.
Bottle. Pours a flat red/purple with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Familiar Batch sour yeast aromas, along with lactose, dark berries and citric acid. Upfront sourness is followed by sweet blackberry, cherries and a touch of funk. Not overly sour. Good level of spritz to liven up the flavours. This beer grew on me as I drunk it. Slightly unpleasant yeast flavours disappeared and it grew into yet another very enjoyable sour from Batch. 3.7/5. Trent