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Donkey Venom (Haskap Berries & Gamay)

Barrel Aged Dark Sour
9.9% ALC./VOL.

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: A foundation of roasted malts lends aromas of chocolate, mocha, and charred wood, while the flavours are firmly rooted in tart berries, black forest cake, and subtle caramel. High, refined carbonation within a dry body, and in this batch, the welcome addition of haskap berries and Gamay wine grapes. Bottle conditioned.

Refrigerate well and do not agitate prior to opening.