Saturday, December 3, 2016

Destihl Wild Sour Series Synchopathic

Here's a Destihl beer I've been sitting on for far too long, and I've cracked the can without knowing what it really is. Gonna go in blind, as I often do.

Destihl Wild Sour Synchopathic. All. 6.0% by Vol. IBU: 8. Unfiltered wild indigenous kettle sour ale.

Clear, bright golden hue, slim white head.

In the nose: funky from the start, sour for sure, dry and wine-like. Pungent and vinegar-y.

In the mouth: Big time pucker! Huge souring, turning the mouth all upside-down and round-and-round. Oooh! Wee! Lean malt, minor hops, all about the sour. If that's what you crave, this one delivers.

I'm very curious about this one and shall now consult the can. "Synchopathic is the cool harmonization of a refreshingly tart and acidic sour ale with citrusy floral and fruity dry-hops normally in concert with pale ales, with totally rad aromas and flavors reminiscent of tangerine, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pineapple, and hints of pine, giving way to a biscuity-cracker-y malt backbeat, low bitterness and a dry finish to bring everything in synch. Cheers!"

Wow! One hell of a run-on sentence! Cheers, indeed, to that!

Personally, I didn't get all those citrus-y hop character notes at all, but I get it if someone found them somewhere. The sour takes it all over in this one. Intense sour, with some of that other stuff, but it's often forgotten under the fury of the sour.

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