What You Need to Know
This unfiltered American Wild Ale has been fermented with yeast and bacteria to impart its sour and funky flavor. The Sour Rosé is fermented in oak barrels with second-use raspberries and blueberries. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.
The Sour Rosé pours a bright, crystal clear red-orange hue and is topped by a finger-thick cap of fizzy white froth that bubbles away rapidly. Fresher examples will show a light haze. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any lace or residue.
The aroma is bright with a scent of tart raspberries, some citrus, and even a hint of yeasty funk with oak.
The palate is mostly sour fruit of citrus and raspberry. There’s a hint of blueberry as well and the tasting is finished with a light taste of mineral and oak.
The feel of this Wild Ale is light, crisp, and prickly with its moderately-high carbonation. The finish is lightly acidic which aids in making it thirst quenching.
Its appearance casts a lovely red hue and its aroma is delightful. The fruity palate delights and is balanced nicely with its use of yeast, bacteria, and oak. The crisp and fizzy feel of the Sour Rosé makes this beer an easy drinker — especially during the heat of the summer. You’ll crush this one quickly which makes this Wild Ale definitely worth a try.
Crooked Stave recommends the following food pairings with their Sour Rosé: Washed-rind Cheeses; Chicken Liver Mouse & Pancetta; Seafood of Ceviche with Raw Fish and Shrimp, Aji, Onion, Salt and Cilantro, all Cured in Citrus Juice; Saltimbocca with Veal lined Proscuitto and Basil.