Beer Review: Midsummer – Fourpure Brewing Co.

The penultimate beer from the Fourpure’s Globetrotter bundle of beers. This is ‘Midsummer’ a Pinot Noir Gose at 5.5% ABV. There’s a slight twist to this beer in that it is a collaboration with a winery rather than another brewery. This beer has Pinot Noir grapes added to it from the Noita Winery in Finland. Hopefully this is the recipe for another amazing beer,

Visually the beer is orange marmalade in colour. Interestingly smells faintly of malt vinegar on the nose which I don’t think is necessarily a bad thing, I quite like malt vinegar. Taste wise it is almost like a sour, slightly off wine which is the aim I suppose when making a wine inspired sour beer. The flavour is fine but feel like there isn’t much going on and the taste is much closer to a dry white wine than a red.

A quick note on the can art: A lovely design displaying the joys of an indulgent wine and cheese night with friends. I mean who doesn’t love a wine and cheese night!

A bit of a weird one this and unfortunately I think it might be the worst of the bundle so far. It’s not a bad beer by any means I just feel it missed the mark on being a Pinot Noir inspired brew. Rather than a red wine it definitely comes across more as a dry white and the flavours of blackcurrant and strawberry described are mostly invisible. Missed potential would be the best description I think.

Score: 5/10

Thanks for reading! Cheers!

Additional Information:

  • Hops: Not Available
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: 8
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: Yes!
  • Purchase Location: Fourpure Web-Shop

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