This week I'm featuring something a little different than normal. I really had no idea how different it was going to be until the first sip, when my taste buds were shocked; this kicked Mike & I both in the pants a bit (and not alcohol-wise, just in taste factor)!
I bought this Bourbon Peach American Wild Ale by Unity Vibration at my local health food store (which I adore!) while I was there picking up some peanuts to make more peanut butter. I was in the mood for something new and different, and this sounded delicious by its description. I like bourbon, and peaches, and I love wild ales. Perfect!
This was in fact very tasty, but it's not really a drinking beer...it's definitely a sipping beer. It has no carbonation at all, and is very sour. I really like sour ales, but this one...wow! It has a little bit of a vinegar taste to it, and almost leaves a burning sensation in your throat after you've swallowed. You know when you can sometimes feel it in your ears after you've drank something? Unlike the name, neither Mike nor I tasted bourbon. It was a little sweet, and very sour.
This is a Kombucha beer, which I just learned about. They explain it best at Unity Vibration, "Kombucha is a sweet and tart fermented drink that usually is naturally carbonated. It is made from a Kombucha culture (symbiotic colony of friendly bacteria and yeast), water, sugar and tea. Kombucha Tea originates from China and Russia - people have been drinking it for thousands of years!" It's also all natural, vegan, and gluten free! At 7% ABV, it's not too hard, but we'll see if you can drink more than half a glass at a time; it was just too rich, I sure couldn't!
I recommend giving this a shot if you like sour beers. It's not your typical beer, that's for sure, so if you're looking for something different, this may be your ticket.
I wonder what Kristin's been drinking? Why don't you head on over and find out; I can't wait to see as well! If you've been sipping on something you'd like to share about, link up with us below throughout the weekend.