Get a little wild...
The label for Wild Ambition's Blending In is a simple, yet intriguing one. Simple colours, simple font, simple graphics, simple arrangement. But, it's piqued my interest, and made me curious- what was it trying to blend in with? What secrets were hiding within it's classic, stubby bottle? I loved the simple use of the bare tree branches- it add a touch of mystery to the label.
This brew has a nice, golden colour, with a slight haze, and manages to maintain a decent head of foam that contrasts wonderfully with the beer itself. It isn't all that different from most beers in shade and tone, but was still quite pleasing.
Unlike most sours I've had this year, Wild Ambition's Blending In didn't smack me with its taste on the first sip. It's a lighter ale at 6%, and the level of sourness matches. It's enough to make you go, "Hmmmm...", but not enough to make you pucker, or shake your head. I found it a nice change of pace from the bulk of the sour beers I've tasted so far. I didn't have to worry about my taste buds being overwhelmed. From the first sip to the last, I was able to just sit back and let this brew tickle my taste buds.
The label says that Wild Ambition "focuses on brewing rustic ales with a bit of a wild side." Well, their Blending In is a wonderful little beer that shows a hint of that wild side- without biting your tongue. I give it a "Good".