We all had plans scuttled by 2020. For the gang at Reckless Brewing, it meant missing out on the chance to brew a beer for their first birthday. So, when their second came around, the leapt at the chance to brew something delightfully different to their other offerings.
Enter Double Cherry Sour – cherry sour since since Jarrod fell in love with the style on his last trip to the US, and double since Grace felt it was only fitting for a beer celebrating two years of Reckless.
Pouring a glorious hot pink, this sour brings a sweet and sour cherry tang from the first whiff – which is to be expected with more than a hundred kilos of fresh cherries in the mix. An acidic punch lands on the tongue once you start to drink, like the tartness of not-quite-ripe cherries – the flavours are there, but the sugars are still developing. There’s plenty of sourness going round, but the acidity doesn’t linger.
I always say the heavier sours are more balanced for my palate, and this is no exception.
Published September 3, 2021 2021-09-03 00:00:00