Sour/Wild Ale • 3.5 % ABV • Landvetter, Sweden
Time for another sour by the legends of sour and fruit, Dugges Bryggeri based in Sweden.
I previously had The Black Current which I totally blown away by, so have no doubt that this is going to be a tasty number.
I love that Dugges Bryggeri beers are now totally accessible everywhere in the UK as they are damned tasty. Even funnier though is that people still can’t seem to get their name right, myself included.
You only have to follow the Twitter link and check the comments on one of their posts to see what I mean – A brief and brilliant read!
The next beer I’ll be trying is called The Tropic Folk. A collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal based in the US, this sour is brewed with lactobacillus and paired with mango, passion fruit and peach
Lets get stuck in shall we?
The Tropic Folk is straw in colour with a little haze and produces a very small white head which settles quickly.
The aroma is all about the juice. Lots of tropical passion fruit and peach aromas along with some sweetness. I wasn’t able to pick out any specific malt aromas or yeast esters, just oodles and oodles of fruit.
The flavour is dry and more subtle in terms of the fruit we get in the aroma. A big sour sherbert comes in which gives mellow passion fruit and peach. There is some sweetness towards the back, but this is all about the sour which continues throughout.
The Tropic Folk is a light bodied sour with a seltzer like level of carbonation which creates a few bubbles in the mouth. The sourness is really prominent at the back of the tongue. Zingy and really refreshing.
The Tropic Folk has an amazing aroma, made up of the sweet tropical fruit and peach, which pairs well with the big, dry, sour flavour.
A really tasty and refreshing number that we can’t stop drinking, let alone sniffing!
If you have had an opportunity to try a bottle then visit @biertaster and let me know what you thought of Dugges Bryggeri and The Tropic Folk.