Sailors Grave Peach Melba Pavlova Cream Sour & Tangerine Dream

Cream Sour & Citrus Berliner Weisse
4.8% & 4.4%

Sailors Grave comes bearing two more beers with an acidic underbelly and fruity additions as 2017 draws to a close. One is as much of a mouthful to ask for as it is to describe: the Peach Melba Pavlova Cream Sour. Taking inspiration from a couple of classic Antipodean summer desserts and combining them with some of brewer Chris' favourite ingredients, lactose and souring bacteria lactobacillus, this kettle sour also features peaches, raspberries and vanilla. Not as fattening as the dishes it looks to mimic (well, unless you plan to polish off a couple of four-packs), there's soft peachy aromas, a sharp, fruity acidity and a dryness lurking in its deeply cloudy depths, not to mention a dollop of cream that pops up just when you think it's done with you.

UPDATE! Since posting this write up, not only has the above beer snagged a spot in our Best New Victorian Beers of 2017 list, but the brewery has released a new version, with the only tweak a switch to white peaches. The resultant beer isn't vastly different – indeed the label is exactly the same so you'll be best served by a good bottleshop where staff can tell you if it's batch three in their fridges – but is a shade or two away from the original, both in colour (a little more pink and not as cloudy) and character (a little lighter and, in brewer Chris' words "perfumed"). It makes for a nice little coda to one of the most talked about beers of the Victorian summer.

As for Tangerine Dream, it's the latest in the brewery's seasonal Altocumulus Berliner weisse range that's previously featured blueberries and mandarins. Alongside tangerine zest and juice from their supplier Val & Biddy, there's some cumquats from the home farm, oats to boost mouthfeel and dry-hopping with Amarillo and Cascade for an added citrusy kick. If you tried the previous two, in particular the mandarin version, you'll know what to expect: a clean, light-bodied, citrusy beer – with some pretty lively juicy tangerine aromas here – plus a clip of refreshing acidity.

Published December 13, 2017

Sailors Grave Brewing

7 Forest Road
VIC 3888

Open Hours

Friday: 2pm to 9pm
Saturday: midday to 9pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm
And by appointment


By appointment

Frigid Cloud 2 B
Canberra Fest 2024 B

More from Sailors Grave Brewing

Sailors Grave West Cape Pilsner
West Coast Pilsner
Sailors Grave Birra del Marinaio
Italian Pilsner
Sailors Grave Lemon Meringue Cream Sour
Imperial Nitro Lemon Meringue Cream Sour
Sailors Grave Fuckenthing 2023
Peach & Coffee Gose
Sailors Grave x Dangerous Ales Trade Winds
Grapefruit Ponzu Gose
Sailors Grave Sea Bird
Hazy Pale Ale with Saltbush
Sailors Grave The Harvesters
Saison du Miel
Sailors Grave God Save The Sponge
Queen of Puddings Beer
Sailors Grave West Cape IPA & Apples Will Make Pyes
West Coast IPA & Imperial Apple Pie Beer
7.1% & 6.5%
Sailors Grave Shadow Self
Chocolate Stout
Sailors Grave Sea Bird & Suleimelon The Magnificent
Hazy Belgian Pale & Melon Gose
Both 5.2%
Sailors Grave Bloody Caesar, It's A Big Dill, The Fool
Tomato & Oyster Gose, Pickle Gose & Imperial Cream Pie Sour
5.0% & 5.2% & 6.6%
Sailors Grave & Friends Let Them Eat Cake, The Fruit Thereof & Double Sunk
Variou Styles As Indicated
7.0% & 6.5% & 5.0%
Sailors Grave Biru Sake & Satsuma Plum 2023
Fruited Sour Ale
Sailors Grave UNI
Gose with Sea Urchins & Lemon Myrtle
Sailors Grave Leviathan & Eternal Sunshine
Kolsch & Hazy IPA
5.0% & 7.5%
Sailors Grave Swamp Thing & Sunken Bounty
Black IPA & Nitro Coconut Stout
6.5% & 5.2%
Sailors Grave Black & Blue & Nitro Honey Bush Braggot
Fruit Berliner Weisse & Nitro Honey Braggot
5.0% & 5.4%
Sailors Grave, Brewski & Beermash Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie
Fruit Cream Sour
Sailors Grave In The Rip 2022 & Silver King
Wet Hop Belgian IPA & Corn Lagerq
5.8% & 5.2%