As part of the Yeast Van District, Luppolo Brewing is upholding the reputation of the region with some seriously interesting sour beers. The new world sour that they have released has gotten some good reviews, so B.C. Beer Reviews is here today to crack this can open and see what all the buzz is about.
B.C. Beer Reviews: Luppolo Brewing – New World Sour
This beer pours a very clear and bright golden-yellow colour from the can. In the glass it remains the same colour and retains its moderate clarity. There is a light cloudiness to this brew. It is a very inviting colour.
The most powerful aromatic to this beer is that of the tropical fruit and pineapple aromatic that Brettanomyces can give off. Behind that is a light funky note that points to the use of Brett in this beer. It adds a nice level of complexity to this beer that sours can sometimes lack.
There are bright citric acid notes that are reminiscent of lemon and lime floating around your nose as well. Overall, this is a layered and delicious smelling sour beer.
The pineapple note follows from the aromatics onto your palate with a punch. It hits you immediately and lingers long after each sip is gone. This is complemented by the aforementioned tart citric acid notes that are very close to tasting like lemon and lime. This is a tart beer for sure, but it is not just sour for the sake of being sour.
Despite this being a rather tart beer overall, it finishes quite cleanly on your palate. The pineapple note lingers, but other than that this beer finishes rather cleanly and drops off your palate to have a somewhat drying note. It leaves you yearning for another sip.
The branding/labeling is simple and small. There is a thin label that covers a very small portion of the can. There are green accents and lines with the Serie Selvatica front and centre below Luppolo Brewing.
This beer is a very highly carbonated one. It adds to the crispness in the finish and helps to both make a clean finish and amplify the aromatics.
This beer initially pours a massive head, yet another note that can point in the direction of the use of Brett. Despite that being the case, there is very little head retention to speak of.
There are funky notes and tastes complimented by pineapple, lemon and lime in a tart yet approachable beer. Very light in body and a clean finish. These all add up to make a very easy-drinking and sessionable beer.
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