Do you say neck-truhn or neck-ta-reen? I’m a three syllable man myself, but I have to be sensitive to the two-syllable folk because my wife is one. That doesn’t mean I’m happy about it, though.
Reckless Brewing’s Double Nectarine Sour is fruity and fun, with a more complex fermentation profile than the clean and simple kettle sours out there. It begins almost as a sherbetty saison, with a touch of farmhouse character making you feel like you’re stepping into the orchard itself. The fruit it all around you as you raise this beer to your lips: a sizzle of stonefruit sorbet and the hearty pong of overripe nectarine, all given a leg-up with a restrained use of lactose. Meanwhile the sourness is quite soft, washing in and leveling out and sitting in your mouth like tangy frozen yoghurt.
It’s summery. With three syllables.
Published August 24, 2023 2023-08-24 00:00:00