Blindman Kettle Sour #9

Reviewed by on November 17, 2017 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • 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 !!

The Review

Good ol’ number 9, comin’ on down the line.  Yup, the ninth in Blindman’s kettle sour series, this time hopped with a couple of Aussie varietals, Enigma and Vic Secret.

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.

Brady White

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