Wellington Against The Currant

Wellington Against The Currant

Rated 3.117 by BeerPals

Brewed by Wellington Brewery (formerly Wellington County Brewery)

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Fruit Beer

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

18 International Bittering Units

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2018 description This refreshing kettle sour is tangy and light with a slight purple hue from the addition of fresh Ontario blackcurrants. With a clean flavour profile showcasing notes of lemon zest and a dry acidity, this enticing sour is rounded out with earthy berry flavours and a tart finish. Swim upstream with this tasty kettle sour! 2015 Description Working with our friends at Escarpment Laboratories we used a simple kettle sour process to create a tart and refreshing sour beer. Kettle Souring lowers the pH of the beer by adding lactobacillus into the brew kettle which produces natural lactic acid. When the appropriate sourness is achieved, the kettle is brought to a boil killing any living lactobacillus, leaving behind a distinctly sour beer with notes of lemon and honey. To round out this unique beer we added local Ontario blackcurrants which contribute a purple hue, earthy berry notes, and a tart finish to this tasty summertime beer! For the past few years, Wellington Brewery has shared their lab space at the brewery with the young entrepreneurs behind Escarpment Laboratories, a start-up company providing brewers with Ontario’s first local source for brewers’ yeast. After a number of small one-off collaboration beers and pilot batces, it seemed inevitable that the brewers at Wellington and the yeast experts from Escarpment would team up to create a larger seasonal release. “We tossed around a few ideas, we knew that we wanted to do a kettle sour rather than a traditional style beer like a berliner weisse or gose, and using a local Ontario fruit seemed like a natural fit” says Wellington brewmaster Marvin Dyck. “Working with the guys at Escarpment has been great, they’ve helped us manage and maintain our yeast while we’ve been able to provide them with a space to grow”.

ID: 64277 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 5 years ago

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Overall Rank28436
Overall Percentile40.1
Style Rank479 of 1223
Style Percentile60.8
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.4
Average Score3.233
Weighted Score3.117
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • PAULCARDOM 548 reviews
    rated 3.4 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Part of a new Wellington Mix-Pack. Against the Currant is a ‘Kettle Sour’, these are all the rage in Ontario right now. The body is gold with pink hues, some slight haze, and minimal white head. Aroma is a mix of yeast and sweet wild berries. A bit misleading. The berries become tart on the tongue however giving the sour its’ true identity.

  • PALEALERIDER 2233 reviews
    rated 3.3 4 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    750ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a bid foamy bubbly white head and has a slightly hazy pinkish ruby appearance, similar to grapefruit juice. Somewhat excessive carbonation. Aromas of berries, especially the blackcurrant but also some cherries and blackberry. Flavours are loaded with fruity notes of various berries (cherries, black). Full bodied mouthfeel. Was a bit sour on the palate at first but settled down pretty quickly. Has a little bit of tartiness in the finish as well. Not too bad.

  • CHOPZ 5615 reviews
    rated 3.0 5 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a very slight hazy, light pink-amber colour with a small head, not much retention and no lacing. Fruity aromas of berry jam with some honey. The taste has the fruity notes with some decent sourness. Yeast mildly linger on the tongue. The fruit and sourness are all well-blended, not too crazy powerful. Easy to drink and should be nice to have cold on a hot summer day. Interesting blend.

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