Ides 80: Communitree Fruit Sour

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Fruit Sour5.4%

Finishing slightly dry, encouraging another sip, this tart, fruity, refreshing sour ale is a toast to all the volunteers who have saved fruit from sidewalks and compost piles these past 14 years and a it’s also hint of what might be brewing at Henderson next summer.

FG: 3.6 Plato SRM: 11 IBU: 15 pH: 3.3
Other: Raspberry puree, Hibiscus
Yeast: Vermont Yeast, Lacto Culture
Hops: Simcoe Mosaic
Malt: 2-Row, Munich, Wheat Malt, Malted Wheat

Appearance: Light pink with a hint of yellow-orange. Hazy to the point of being opaque. Looks like juice. Brief white head.

Aroma: Tart raspberry, hint of citrus, freshly spread jam on toast.

Flavour: Fruit notes of raspberry, and orange followed by an intense sourness that lasts to the very end. Memories of Sour Patch Kids before they got nerfed. Simple and refreshing with no detectable hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-low body. Medium low carb. Low pH prickles the tongue.

Overall Impression: A tart, fruity, refreshing sour ale that finishes slightly dry, encouraging another sip. Great acidity that cuts through the rich, decadent meals of the holidays with a juicy reminder that warmer days will eventually return.


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