Colonial Brewing Market Sour Blood Orange & Saltbush

Style
Fruit Sour
ABV
4.5%
Bitterness
9 IBU

Colonial's Market Sour series is back for a second dance across the nation's palates. If you tried the first, you won't have forgotten it, given it packed the biggest cucumber aroma you'll have encountered in a beer. This time around, the weapons of choice are blood orange – added in puréed form – and native saltbush, although the specialty malts play as much of a role, helping create a beer that sits somewhere between rusty copper and amber – shall we just go with blood orange?

It brings a fair old whipcrack of bracing acidity to bear; while the sweetness of the fruit is there, building as the beer warms, it's very much playing second fiddle to the zesty tartness, while the saltbush sits further back as a subtle presence. Then again, given the punchiness of Market Sour Two's sour side, it had a mighty challenge on its hand being noticed at all.

James Smith

Published October 15, 2020

Name
CBCo Margaret River
Address

Osmington Road
Bramley
Margaret River

Phone
(08) 9758 8177
Open Hours

Wed & Thurs: midday to 5.30pm
Friday: midday to 8pm
Sat & Sun: 11am to 5.30pm

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