Blindman Kettle Sour #9
Reviewed by Brady White on November 17, 2017 in Local Heroes Guide
- Brewery: Blindman Brewing
- Origin: Lacombe, AB, CA
- Rated On: November 17, 2017
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 4.5%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: Kettle Sour
- Rating: GREAT !!
This 355ml can pours a rather cloudy, pale whitish yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and chunky bone-white head, which leaves a bit of spackled snow rime lace around the glass as it quickly fades away.
It smells of grainy and crackery cereal malt, a prominent stoney flintiness, indistinct tropical juicy notes, a faint lactic sourness, and some weak earthy, leafy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, some blood orange, kiwi, and gooseberry fruitiness, a subtle lacto tartness, some plain minerality, and more understated leafy, weedy, and floral verdant hoppiness. The carbonation is average in its palate-propping frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, as that luscious fruit goes a long way in leveling things out here. It finishes off-dry, the lingering malt struggling to keep up with the after-hours fruity Joneses.
Overall – this is another well-wrought and tasty version of the style, with the two guest antipodean hops providing a swath of agreeable fruity esters. Definitely worth seeking out, before they decide to hit the big 1-0, and this one’s sadly in yer rear-view mirror.