From the label:
Rock the Bells Cranberry Sour Ale is a tart and crisp ale, stuffed with cranberry flavour and a hint of brett.
Stats: ABV: 7%; IBU: 20
This beer pours out a hazy amber-red colour with half a finger of beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.
The nose is cranberries, cherries, strawberry, biscuit malt, and a touch of brett barnyard funk. The palate is cherries, cherries, more cherries, and acetic acid sourness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and tart, with moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.
This beer first appeared in last year’s calendar and was pretty average. It was too sweet and was a bit of a one-dimensional lacto sour. This year’s is way better though, as the cranberry comes through a lot better and the sourness comes with a wince-inducing brett funkiness.
P49’s earlier sours were pretty rough around the edges, but they are getting better and better!
Sidenote: This beer is also P49’s winter seasonal and is available in 650ml bomber bottles.