Sour, Fruit and Gose Beers available to buy online from BeerCraft of Bath.
Sour Beers taste sour. This could be because of the fermentation method or additions of sour fruits. It could just be a slight tang or it could be face scrunchingly sour.
Fruit beers have had fruits added to the beer at different stages of the fermentation process and this can make a variety of different styles including sour, sweet or just for flavour.
Gose is a beer that has had salt added. Usually to a sour style beer, the salt helps bring out the flavours in the beer.
Originally brewed as a collaboration with Kissmeyer Beer, this is Magic Rocks take on a traditional German style Gose, flavoured with fruit, sea buckthorn and sea salt.
Tart, lightly sour, fruity and refreshing with a defined saltiness makes this beer an excellent accompaniment to food.
Passion fruit, orange, guava, and yes more orange!
Fruit and beer are a constant in Wild Beers brewing repertoire. This beer combines a boldly hopped pale ale, brimming with tropical fruit character from southern hemisphere hops. These flavours and aromas are then augmented by adding 3 of Brett’s favourite fruits: Passion-fruit, Orange and Guava.
Refreshingly light bodied and perfect for enjoying in the sunshine that is just around the corner.
Alphabet brewing co is a small brewery in Manchester on a mission to make hop forward original craft beers. Juice Springsteen is defiantly the boss when it comes to easy drinking tropical IPAs. At 4.5% ABV this 330ml can is no heavyweight but still brings lots of flavour in the way of mango, passion-fruit, Guava and Mandarin. You get some sweetens as you may expect from a beer with so much fruit but this is balanced out with a nice hop bitterness.
No need to be 'waiting on a sunny day' to enjoy this beautiful juicy beer!
Country : UK
ABV : 4.5%
The flagship beer Lucky Jack gets a kick in the ass with more fruit, they simply added Grapefruit peels and Pink Grapefruit juice for the summer beer edition!
Slightly more pink, slightly more acidic, a lot more fruity and fresh! Unfiltered and limited for the summer!
Food pairings - Sushi, pulled pork sandwich, Norwegian brown cheese and spicy mango salad.
A thirst quenching session beer, Sour Suzy mimics a classic German brewing technique (sour mashing) to impart a light, refreshing tartness.
No hop bitterness & very low hop profile. Sour Suzy is not your typical session beer – rather it delivers something a bit more obscure and intriguing. It drinks as refreshingly as a glass of lemonade.
The grain bill includes a healthy portion of wheat, while citrusy hops lend bright notes to the aroma which are accentuated by the addition of Makrut lime leaves.
Food pairings - Seafood (white fish, mussels, crab), or as a palate cleanser between dishes.
In contrast to all the others, the Orval Trappist brewery makes only one beer for the general public. It has an intensely aromatic and dry character. Between the first and second fermentations there is also an additional dry-hopping process.
Through this the beer acquires its pronounced hoppy aroma and extra dry taste.
Country : Belgium
ABV : 6.2%
Three grains in one beer...
...still brewed to an authentic beer recipe from 1679 originating in the former Carmelite monastery in Dendermonde. Written over 300 years ago, this recipe describes the use of three kinds of grain: wheat, oats and barley.
look: Tripel Karmeliet is a very refined and complex golden-to-bronze brew with a fantastic creamy head. These characteristics derive not only from the grains used but also from restrained hopping with Styrians and the fruity nature (banana and vanilla) of the house yeast.
smell: Very refined and complex. Hints of vanilla mixed with citrus aromas.
taste: Tripel Karmeliet has not only the lightness and freshness of wheat, but also the creaminess of oats together with a spicy lemony almost quinine dryness.
Leffe - Radieuse
Leffe Radieuse is an amber-coloured beer, rich in flavour and deliciously refined.
Its complex taste is particularly enjoyed by true beer connoisseurs.
Strong beer fans will enjoy this one from the Leffe brand.
The Rodenbach Grand Cru is the archetypal Flanders red-brown beer. Each of these beers is a unique blend, but they all share a brewing process characteristic of the area surrounding Roeselare and Kortrijk.
The typical sweet and sour taste of a Rodenbach Grand Cru is produced by a two stage fermentation process called mixed fermentation, involving top-fermentation and bacterial fermentation using lactic acid bacteria. The Rodenbach Grand Cru matures in oak foeders, or barrels, over a period of two years, giving the beer a unique, complex fruitiness that is reminiscent of wine.
Rodenbach, the mother beer, is usually one-quarter mature beer to three-quarters young beer. When it comes to Rodenbach Grand Cru, the blend is two-thirds mature beer with one-third of a young brew added.
The 'roodbruin', or red-brown beers, of Flanders can be traced back to the Middle Ages. At that time, hops, the modern preservative ingredient in beer, had yet to reach Belgium but brewers knew that beers containing lactic and ascetic acids kept for longer. This gave rise to the tradition of sour beers, made by cutting a young and newly fermented beer with an older beer that has finished fermenting. The bitterness of hops is barely discernible in this style of beer.
Country : Belgium
ABV : 6%
La Trappe - Trappist Dubbel
Colour: Dark brown with ivory-coloured head.
Aroma: Fruity aroma with dark tones of vanilla, caramel and roasted chocolate.
Taste: La Trappe Dubbel is a classic, dark Trappist ale with a full malty, caramel-sweet taste and a subtle influence of dates, honey and dried fruits.
Aftertaste: Sweet and lightly bitter.
County : Netherlands
ABV : 7%
So the Electric Bear brewers began to experiment with a Werrrd! cocktail with a well known guava drink and the outcome was so delicious they decided to do it properly.
The base Werrrd! brew had guava puree added, and it is as good as it sounds!
Unfined, unfiltered, unpasteurised. Suitable for vegans.
Malts: Extra Pale, Wheat
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Centennial
Allergens: Gluten (from barley), Wheat
Lindeman’s Cuvée René is - without a doubt - the queen of gueuzes.
A blend of old and young lambics matures in large oak barrels and then undergoes a secondary fermentation in champagne bottles to achieve a dry finish with an effervescent carbonation.
Aromas and flavours of “dusty barnyard” and “earthy funk” can sound somewhat off-putting, but the notes of sour apple, lemon, and wood in this gueuze complement them nicely. Its lasting sour finish and medium body make this beer more adventurous than one might think.
Country : Belgium
ABV : 5%
La Trappe - Trappist Quadruple
The first ever Quadruple !!!
Colour: Warm amber-coloured with a crème-coloured head.
Aroma: Hints of cloves and nuts, balanced by the sweet aromas of vanilla, raisins and banana.
Taste: La Trappe Quadrupel is the heaviest ale of La Trappe Trappist ales and is eponymous of this ale style. A full, warming and intensive taste. Malty with the sweet tones of date and caramel.
Aftertaste: Smooth and light bitter aftertaste.
Country : Netherlands
ABV : 10%
Cornish sea salt combine with masses of UK grown Raspberries to give this full bodied, smooth, fruit beer experience!
Brewed by Yonder Brewing of Radstock, Somerset.
The classic, magnificent-tasting beer has a distinct aroma through its palate to a clean, dry finish - a wonderful flavour which may come as a bit of a shock at first!
Country : Germany
ABV : 5.2%
Newport, South Wales
Siren's Head Brewer, Sean, had free reign to devise the perfect summer sour beer, and this crushable creation is the result.
Purées of punchy pineapple, ripe peach and juicy strawberry meld with vibrant orange juice and a sharp, clean base for full-on flavour, refreshment and drinkability.
First up, this Patrons Project is a sour IPA inspired by the colours and flavours of rainbow Astro Belts.
Northern Monk started with a simple hazy IPA base of pale barley malt and plenty of oats, backed up with lactose to round out the mouthfeel. They whirlpool hopped with Citra BBC and then fermented with their house IPA yeast strain.
Then, they added selected fruits to represent the colours of the candy that was felt worked well together.
Leading with the ripe fruit flavours of mango puree and orange juice, it was followed up with plenty of tangy raspberry puree, and finally, a touch of zingy lime juice to give a sour accent to the finish.
Aollaboration with the excellent Manchester graffiti artist Leimai Lemaow.
Fruity and refreshing, with bountiful additions of white grape and apricot.
A real treat of a summer sour.
Ingredients (Allergens in bold):
Water, Barley (Gluten), wheat, hops, yeast, apricot, grape
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Unfined and unfiltered beer.
Knaresborough, West Yorkshire
Country : Spain
ABV : 7%
Palm Trees and Power Lines by Phantom Brewing is a mega sour India Pale Ale made with tonnes of Toasted Coconut and Pineapples for a special Pina Colada style beer!
Newport, South Wales
Kalamansification is a tropical sour inspired by zingy tropical citrus cocktails.
Its bright colour comes from hibiscus flowers and has a big tropical fruit juice flavour and aroma.
Kalamansification is a blend of exotic fruits and flowers, which makes this beer incredibly drinkable and versatile. Enjoy it out of the can or pour it into a stemmed glass to appreciate the colour and aroma to the max. This is our maiden use of the Kalamansi fruit, an exotic citrus fruit from the Philippines to give it that extra bit of tropical citrus hit.
Kriek Mariage Parfait is an Old Style Kriek of exceptional excellence.
400g of wild cherries per litre are fermented together with a strong Lambic of spontaneous fermentation and aged on 6,200 litre oak foudres (large wooden casks) for 5 to 6 months.
Kriek Mariage Parfait is naturally clarified and referments in the bottle. It is unsweetened, unfiltered, unpasteurised and has no artificial flavours, preservatives or colourings added.
Brewed in Lembeek, the village that gave Lambic its name. Pour slowly in a flute glass without disturbing the yeast sediment in the bottle and enjoy this epitome of traditional Lambic brewing.
Country : Belgium
ABV : 8%
A luscious peach aroma and tart sour finish delivers a World (one, level 2) beating sour ale.
A dry hopped kettle sour featuring the tropical notes of Vic Secret, Mosaic and Citra.
Newport, South Wales
Electric Bear have added their largest ever fruit addition at the tail end of primary fermentation to give a lip-smacking, mouth-watering, raspberry overload to your taste receptors.
Unfined, unfiltered, unpasteurised natural beer. Suitable for vegans.
Extra Pale, Europils, Naked Oats, Wheat Malt
Gluten (from Barley) Oats, Wheat