Little Bang Brewing Tangent #2 (formerly Rabbit Hole #2)

Style
Blended, Barrel-Aged Sour Ale
ABV
6.5%

The first Tangent (initially called Rabbit Hole) experimental barrel series release saw Little Bang run a saison through gin-soaked shiraz barrels, creating a super complex array of aromas and flavours. Now the brewers have jumped down the rabbit hole for a second time, releasing a blend of three different beer styles housed in three different barrels. The blending session must have been a beauty with a Flanders red from grenache barrels, a gold lambic style ale from chardonnay barrels complete with cherries, and an oud bruin aged in cabernet sauvignon barrels, again with cherries, merged into a 6.5 percent ABV concoction.

"Wow, check out that colour!" was the first thought to punch through the mind: a bright, vibrant deep red not dissimilar to the colour of the former inhabitants of some of the barrels. And even before you take a first sip there's an intense complexity at play: a woody funk combines with rich red wine aromas and a touch of buttery oak; add in the wild yeast from the cherries and it makes it difficult to pull apart the three beer styles within. The complexity continues on the palate: a decent sourness meets red wine, oak, butter, cherries and dark berries to create a jammy, funky sour that's low in carbonation and equal parts wine and beer.

Matt King

Published April 6, 2020

Name
Little Bang Brewing
Address

25 Henry Street
Stepney
SA 5069

Phone
(08) 8362 7761
Open Hours

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Sunday: midday to 6pm

Regular events

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