5.25% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Cloudy caramel color with a medium head.
Aroma: Sour with some sweet caramel.
Taste: Some sour fruit up front, leading to a dry, somewhat caramel and grainy, finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied; high carbonation.
Zymurgical Eruption — a collaboration between Brewery Vivant, The Livery and Arbor Brewing Co. — is in a word, sourlicious. The beer, originally released in July, is brewed and aged entirely in sour oak barrels at The Livery, using Vivant’s house strain and bottle harvestings of several sour offerings from Arbor Brewing Co. The brew is bottled by Arbor Brewing Co. and The Corner Brewery. The beer features all the complexities of a Belgian ale, with the greatness and surprise of sour and wild ales. It contains some sour fruit up front, and leads to a dryer finish with caramel and grain. All in all this is one of my favorite sours, and it represents all three breweries extremely well.