New Belgium’s Dark Sour Ale: Clutch

Pure rock fury meets Belgian-Style brewed folly in this collaboration with Maryland hard-rockers, CLUTCH! This wood-aged imperial sour stout is available in pints at 8.5% ABV.

Liquor Barn now has the new collaboration between New Belgium and Clutch: a 70% stout, 30% dark sour wood ale! The product of a chance encounter in a sandwich shop between a fan and the band, this two-part potion was brewed with chocolate and black malts for a rich and roasty overtone, then fused with a dry, substratum of sour for a bold and audacious flavor. Black as night, this beer begins with a sour edge and finishes with a big, dark malt character, lingering, sweet on your palate.

Stop by and pick up this beer that’s guaranteed to rock your taste buds.

New Belgium Tasting Notes:

VISUAL -Very dark opaque black color with a very slight red hue, light tan foam with light lacing.

AROMA – Chocolate and coffee initially with dark fruits (blackberry, cherries, plums and prunes) and green apples; roasted malt character of tobacco and smoke.

FLAVOR – Starts sweet and moves quickly into a moderate and increasing sourness, finishes with a light bitterness.
 
MOUTHFEEL – Very puckering and mouthwatering, slightly coating; finishes with a moderate astringency.
 
BODY – Medium body.

Clutch, the band

Clutch is a band that hails from the east-coast state of Maryland. Formed in 1991, “their ability to absorb different musical styles and fabricate them into a distinct sound continues to be their forté.” They currently have an album out titled Psychic Warfare.