Beer Review: STONE FUNKY SOUR

Beer Review: STONE FUNKY SOUR

Stone Funky Sour, featured at Stone Sourfest 2010, was one of two sour creations by Stone Brewing on display, leaving us eager for more experimentation at Stone Sourfest 2011 slated for June 26.

Appearance

Pouring akin to a glass of unfiltered pressed apple cider, Stone Funky Sour sets an intriguing visual stage.

Aroma

The olfactory experience offers notes of sour fruit accompanied by the sweet essence of maple sugar, creating an inviting aromatic profile.

Taste

Upon sipping, the taste unfolds with a dominant presence of maple sugar, intertwined with elusive savory spices that evade precise identification. The sourness emanates from dark fruits, possibly plum, adding layers to the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel

Presenting a medium-bodied character, Stone Funky Sour imparts a spicy sensation on the throat, akin to the heat of chipotle, contributing to its distinctive mouthfeel.

Overall

In its entirety, Stone Funky Sour is a captivating and unconventional brew. The malt character draws parallels to the freshness of a Double Bastard, both in taste and appearance. There’s an intriguing speculation among friends that this might be a soured version of the 06.06.06, adding an element of mystery to the tasting experience. Despite the uncertainties, the exploration was enjoyable, sparking imaginative thoughts of Stone venturing into the production of sour beers in the future.