St. Austell Brewery Tamar Creek (7.3%)

Tamar CreekSt. Austell’s Belgian Style Sour Cherry beer is an absolute delight.
It pours a lovely dark red and smells of cherries, walnuts and cider.
You find a nicely subtle toffee and puff pastry from the malting which creates a very good body on which the beer builds.
And build it does, with waves of sour cherry flesh, hints of sweet candy floss, and a good boozy brandy heat along with a soft farmyard mushroom fug, earthy and meaty.
There’s stinging nettle hops, bracken, rosewood and lemon pips, and a good steely metallic bite from the yeast, and all this is enhanced by a constant background hum from the barrel ageing.
It’s round and damp and full but with a very good red wine tannin quality that adds a dryness to the deliciously tongue curling bitter finish.

Source: St. Austell Brewery

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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