Ministry of Beer Galaxy of Sour

Ministry of Beer | Galaxy of Sour

Tanunda | Barossa
Galaxy of Sour
$16 (Bottle)
Limited | ONLINE
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Ministry of Beer impressed us immensely with their Peach Sour release earlier this year. A premium sour created with the time, care and attention that this style of beer demands. This newest release, Galaxy of Sour, has been given similar treatment. A blended brew consisting of 75% 18 month barrel aged blonde sour and 25% 3 year barrel aged Golden sour. There are some exciting plans in store for this brewery and we’re excited to see what is to come over the next few months.

The time spent in barrel is present in more ways than one, pouring a slight pink blush from the Barossa Shiraz barrels in which it sat. Passionfruit and mandarin citrus forward on the nose and joined in the background by some more subtle dried apricot and peach tones. All this backed by a pleasant dose of oak hiding in the background. The passionfruit becomes more prominent on the palate with more of those classic Galaxy hop notes adding and being pushed by the yeast. The acidity which hits from start to finish is extremely well integrated with the sourness being kept fairly in check. Flavours pop all around with none feeling like they want, or need, to take centre state. The oak helps fill any gaps that there might have been and only adds to the overall experience. It’s there but unlikely to put you off if barrel aged beers aren’t your thing. A touch of funk on the back end before a quite dry refreshing finish which only ensures the bottle disappears a little too quickly. The balance of all these aspects is quite amazing.

Fans of your modern kettle sours should not feel left out with this release. This possibly comes across a slightly more friendly flavour profile than the Peach Sour, but in no way less interesting or delicious. Dangerous maybe, with that 6.8% ABV being hidden with reckless ease. If you’re a sour beer fan, or even just a beer fan in general and you haven’t managed to get your hands on one of these releases from Ministry of Beer then you really need to see what they are all about. A premium barrel aged sour beer made right here in South Australia.

Ministry of Beer Galaxy of Sour
Ministry of Beer | Galaxy of Sour
Another fantastic premium sour from Ministry of Beer
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october, 2020