750mL corked and caged, Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Damaged cork pops out ALARMINGLY quickly.
Pour is a resplendent dark brown with a pretty decent amount of carbonation when considering the style. No lace to speak of, but a thin film on the surface of the beer and a nice collar of foam at the extreme edges.
Mild, fruity acidity in the nose but nothing too ethanoic acid based.
Tastes are very gentle with the beer not really living up to its name. A nice, fruity, sweet and sour taste meets the palate but not a great deal of cherry taste. The bitter cherry skins do kick-in a little as the beer warms, and the carbonation is fine, light and pleasing. A touch more apple like acidity completes the picture. Smooth and silky with a lot of fine bubbles dancing on the tongue to stimulate the senses and add to the mild sour notes.
VERY drinkable, and very approachable. Not at all “sour” as such, more of a fine balance of flavors and sensations. Mouthfeel (gentle, fine bubbles) also a high point for me.
A super beer that really speaks to me.