Swell Brewing Southport Sunset Blood Orange Sour

REVIEW | Swell Brewing Co – Southport Sunset

Location
McLaren Vale
Style
Blood Orange Sour
Name
Southport Sunset
ABV
3.2%
Availability
Limited | ONLINE
Our Score
79

Fresh off taking out the number two spot in our Graild awards last week, Swell have not let the Christmas and New Years break put a dent in their release schedule releasing two new summer smashers. Lagundri Bay Tropical Session Ale and the Southport Sunset Blood Orange Sour that we have here. Southport being a beach on the Fleurieu coast with quite special sunsets.

Pouring a magnificent reddish pink hue in colour with a quickly fading head. It genuinely smells like a fresh limited edition Schweppes soft drink flavour with the taste not being far off either. Fruit forward and with a mild funk on the nose. The low ABV and light body only adding to this feeling of it sitting quite comfortably in a different fridge at the bottle shop. The hops are nowhere to be seen and with the base beer appearing quite light, the star is undoubtably the blood orange puree. Appearing on the palate like a moderately sweet citrus punch, offering a really nice balance with the acidity. It’s sour but very much in that mild refreshing sense rather than trying to knock you over.

This is a modern style sour where the work is performed solely (and admirably) by the puree. Super refreshing, tasty and a sour which you could give to the most ardent opponent of the “sour” style and be fairly confident that they wouldn’t throw it back at you.

PERFECT FOR
Newcomers to the modern sour genre or those wanting something refreshing
BEST ENJOYED
Ice cold on a warm night at the beach.

Swell Brewing Southport Sunset Blood Orange Sour
REVIEW | Swell Brewing Co – Southport Sunset
IN SHORT
A highly refreshing and tasty modern style sour
SAM
79
Visitor Rating0 Votes
0
79
Enjoyable

Graild is dedicated to showcasing the best in drinks from all styles. Recommendations and suggested options with a desire to drink different.

COMING SOON

UPCOMING EVENTS

march, 2021

X