Reckless Brewing are one of many breweries in Australia who've decided to eschew coming up with a colourful name for each beer in favour of keeping things simple. When someone picks up one of their beers, they know what they're getting: Stout, Red IPA, Pale and so on. Presumably it saves time in the brewery too, at least compared with those who've decided every limited release needs its own name (a policy that, in part, led the larks at Little Bang down this path a couple of years ago).
Of course, in this day and age, following the Reckless approach doesn't mean naming of beers is always simple: case in point their summer seasonal sour. Sticking to their ethos, they've ended up with the mouthful that is Strawberry Gum & Lime Daiquiri Sour; they did at least decided to keep the "contains lactose" to a secondary font size...
If it's a mouthful to say, it's also something of a mouth-filler in liquid form too. Pouring a soft petal pink, its fine bead, lactose and tangy souring acidity create a texture that belies its mid-strength ABV without veering into the sweetness the adjuncts might create. There's a touch of herbaceousness poking through the fruity sweetness – presumably the native strawberry gum – in a beer that's crying out to be popped into a cocktail glass and dressed up for the occasion. And should you follow that approach, this daiquiri-inspired sour comes with one-sixth of the ABV contained in said cocktail so you can knock back a few without worrying about the consequences.
Published December 5, 2022 2022-12-05 00:00:00