Just a couple stops on the train for me in Leyton lies Gravity Well brewing company under the railway arches. While they are featuring for the first time on my blog I have visited the taproom itself. I also got fairly drunk as they mostly make punchy ABV beers and I’d forgotten to eat (incredibly rookie error, I know)! I bought ‘Symmetries of Nature’ for Christmas as it is a Rhubarb Crumble and Custard Sour at 7.2% ABV. How could I know give it a go!
The beer pours a hazy straw colour with a surprisingly good head fora sour beer! There is a very strong inviting rhubarb aroma on the nose. Whether or not it is my imagination I also feel there is a sense of bready crumble top in the smell too which adds even more. The rhubarb tartness is very evident and pleasant on the front end before the beer transitions into a creamy vanilla-like finish. Not overly sour making it reasonably drinkable considering the style of beer at the heavy hitting ABV.
A quick note on the can art: All Gravity Well cans go for the space theme. I’m not sure where or who does the art work but there is something inherently cool about space, stars and galaxies that make the cans stand out on the shop shelves.
A fantastic sour and a great beer back after not having had Gravity Well for a little while. It’s very much give that rhubarb and vanilla custard throughout the beer. Not sure I quite get crumble, perhaps a more bread-like flavour I sometimes get in sours would have tipped this over the edge into top tier sour territory but that is fairly nitpicky. It’s a lovely beer and I’d like to also mention that they managed to get that creamy vanilla finish without any added lactose making it completely vegan and deserving of bonus points!
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Style: Pastry Sour
Hops: Not Available
Malt: Not Available
IBU: Not Available
Gluten Free: No
Location: Stone Mini-mart