Paonia Peach dark sour ale

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Paonia Peach

Dark Sour Ale

We wanted to experiment with refermenting fruit inside a foeder using our house mixed culture, which happens to be the oldest, continuous living sour culture in the United States. For this first experiment, we used peaches from Colorado’s famed growing region on the Western Slope. These peaches came from a farm near Paonia, Colorado. 

Visual

Medium amber, uniform sheen, white foam.

Aroma

Strong peach, vanilla, and pie crust. Moderate dark fruits like cherries, raisins, wet wood and roasted aromas.

Flavor

Starts off sweet with a quickly building sharp and intense sourness that drops off quickly.

Mouthfeel/Body

Medium to full body, juicy and puckering causes a quick and mouth watering sensation, finishes astringent.

ABV

7.3%

Yeast

Proprietary house mixed culture

Hops

Nugget

Special Processing

Dark sour aged on Colorado peaches in the foeder.