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#52BottlesOfBeer 36: Four Winds Brewing Nectarous Dry Hopped Sour

September is here, and the summer comes to an end.  With it, people start thinking about pumpkin spice lattes, Christmas shopping, and Thanksgiving Turkey...

Me, I think about what I should tip and sip on the first Friday of the month...

The label for Four Winds Brewing's Nectarous Dry Hopped Sour didn't really impress me.  I found the colours to be a little...garish- though I will grant that the blue is a real nice shade.  I just couldn't focus on the label very well, and didn't feel drawn to it.  In fact, it reminded me a bit of the cheap 1970's Tupperware dishes our family had when I was a kid.

The brew itself is a decent colour- though nothing really stupendous.  I did like the slight haze to it, and the head of foam it managed to maintain for a bit.

The first sip was a weird combination of sweetness and sour- with neither balancing the other.  It was like it couldn't decide WHAT it wanted to be.  I didn't mind the sour part of it- but the sweet elements left me disappointed.  I just felt... "meh" from start to finish.

I'm sad to say that I can't recommend this brew at all.  From the label, to the first sip, and the final, I'm going to have to place it in "The Ugly".


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