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Thornbridge The Heart Desires Sour Blonde Ale 6.5% (375ml)

by Thornbridge

Part of a project Thornbridge have been working on at the brewery for a few years now. They wanted to create a modern sour aged in barrels, with the same complexity and depth of flavour which our favourite sours from the USA offer. This beer started life as a simple blonde ale with low bitterness and was fermented with their house yeast. They then aged this in Burgundy barrels with fruit for well over a year. Adding cultures of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus at set points the beer sours gradually over many months and gives layers of flavour that can only be developed over time. The fruit aroma and flavours complement the sharp sourness which subsides for more malt and yeast character to come through. The resulting beer is a clean, zingy and intense blend of fruit tartness with intimations of crisp Sauvignon Blanc grapes