One of the first aged sours to leave oak at Bellwoods, Donkey Venom is a complex beer that we release a couple times each year. At its roots it's a rich, dark ale, but the time it spends in barrels with brett and bacteria harmonizes the ingredients, yielding bright levels of acidity and complimentary fruit flavours. A hybrid style of sorts, that defies simple categorization.
What it smells and tastes like: The welcome addition of Montmorency cherries from Schuyler Farms in Simcoe, Ontario bring a jammy berry aroma while suggesting some warming spices. Decent acidity and brett funk manifest through winey, earthy prune flavours. The base Donkey Venom flavours of brown sugar and black forest cake take a back seat but compliment how wonderful cherries grown in Ontario can be.
Refrigerate well and do not agitate prior to opening.