Named after the sour kids' lollies, this was originally the Swan Valley brewery's entry for the 2012 Great Australasian Beer Spectapular. When asked to nominate a style, Feral said it was along the lines of a Berliner Weisse, although that their main aim was to create something akin to said kids' lollies. The beer itself went down so well at the Spectapular and then everywhere else that it appeared, both in Australia and overseas at Beervana NZ, that it's now being brewed regularly. It's a fine, tart, aromatically fruity addition to Feral's funky / sour / wild ale program, brewed with a heap of local watermelons added late in the ferment before spending time in Chardonnay barrels with some lactobacillus yeast. Remarkably full flavoured for a beer of such low ABV (the GABS batch turned out to be less than two per cent - now it sits just under three) and zesty and refreshing as hell, it's a beer to get anyone excited about Feral's barrel-aging plan extremely hot under the collar. Hot enough to need another Warhead, perhaps.
Published September 17, 2012 2012-09-17 00:00:00