I’ve been really into sours this summer, much like the rest of the world. They’re just really refreshing to drink on a hot day. And today was one of those hot days.
I was pleasantly surprised when I got home after a long day and a hot walk home to remember that I had put this Blood Brothers Osho into my fridge the other day.
Blood Brothers have been putting out some delicious sour beers this summer and I had heard very good things about this one. It was time to enjoy it.
The first thing I noticed when I poured it was how cloudy it was. The sediment left over from brewing was floating around everywhere, but it gave a nice look to the otherwise golden looking brew.
I took an initial smell of the drink and was hit in the face with peach, which didn’t seem like a bad start. I wanted a little more so took a second long smell and also caught hints of pineapple and very sweet oranges, almost tangerine like.
Then it hit me. Where I knew the smell from. All those fruit smells combined to smell almost exactly like the canned fruit cocktails I used to eat as a kid.
This nostalgic feeling made me really happy, so I couldn’t wait any longer to try it.
I took a big gulp at first because I was still hot from the day and couldn’t taste anything but sour. The kind of sour that actually makes you pucker your lips… but in a good way.
I took another sip and this time got the delicious flavours of this beer. Much like the smell, the peach was forefront here, but more like the fuzzy peach candies than the actual fruit.
There’s also a nice hint of malt that you get at the back of the flavour.
When I finished the glass, I really liked that there was still some sediment attached to the glass. It kind of reminded me of orange juice, which was fitting because of how juicy this beer was. Juicy though, not fruity.
I really liked this beer. Sour peaches were near the top of my candy list when I was a kid, and this was like a really refreshing lemonade type drink, except made with fuzzy peaches and beer.
I will definitely be keeping an eye out for when this comes back into the Blood Brothers bottle shop.
- ABV: 5.5%
- Style: American Wild Ale
- Taste: Sour, Peaches
- Rating: 4/5
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