Stone & Wood Counter Culture Lovely Bubbly

Style
Beer-Wine Hybrids
ABV
6.0%

Given the outrageous success they enjoyed with the first Counter Culture beer, Killer Kween, it's easy to see why Stone & Wood would return to such a place later in the series. Where the former was a big, rosé like, raspberry Berliner Weisse, here they've homed in on summery bubbles in the shape of a beery spin on a Brut Rosé, one delivered in quite delightful Art Deco inspired tallboy tinnies.

In attempting to reach their end goal, the brewers laid their hands on a few non-traditional beer ingredients: chardonnay juice, souring lactobacillus, fresh strawberries and a champagne yeast, as used in many Brut IPAs to achieve a drier, leaner finish.

There's a hint of peachy blush to the colour, while it's a soft combo of sour and strawberries that lead the way aroma wise, with the chardonnay juice lying low in the background. It's sweeter than a glass of actual rosé bubbles, fuller in body too, while the grape juice adds another layer and more texture behind those fresh berries.

James Smith

Published December 15, 2019

Name
Stone & Wood (Lion/Kirin)
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