Advent Beer Review #16 Bodhisattva Dry-Hopped Sour from Parallel 49

20161217_223246.jpgFrom the label:

Soured by holiday consumerism? Zen out with this dry hopped sour and find your inner path to enlightenment.

Stats: ABV: 7%; IBU: 10

This beer pours out a straw colour with a finger of white head that dissipates after a couple of minutes and leaves minimal  lacing.

The nose is very floral and fruity, with notes of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, and kiwi. The palate is also very fruity, but here it is mostly green grape and apple, like a mix of white wine and cider, with a touch of citrussy hops. The mouthfeel is light-bodied and tart, with moderate carbonation, and an off-dry finish.

This beer first appeared in the 2015 Craft Crossing advent calendar and then P49 released it in 650 ml bombers shortly after. Some say the bomber release wasn’t as good as the 2015 release and blame it on the change of hops; however, this one feels very much like last year’s release. The tropical fruit flavour is exquisite and the dry hopping adds a subtle bitterness to offset the sourness. The sourness is on the light side, this being a kettle sour, which makes it very quaffable. I’m hoping the do a revised bomber this year.

Rating: 4.25/5