Beer: Bourbonade

Brewer: Bob Magnale

Strong Sour beer, 6.4%

Bought it because I haven’t reviewed any sour beers really, and this brewery seems to be knocking them out of the park. They are still quite small and their production capacity is extremely limited. Anywho, a regular client was telling me about this beer and I decided to give it a shot.



So. As I poured it out, the colour didn’t look super appetizing to me. It’s a burnt orange kind of shade, somewhat murky. There is no foam. That always makes me a bit sad haha! It smells lovely. Like summer lemonade with a twist. The twist being bourbon.

Oooooh ok yeah I get it. This is pretty cool. It definitely does taste like bourbon lemonade, but like, not sweet. It reminds you of sweet without being sweet. Stay with me here.The description of this beer is ‘strong sour beer with lemon, aged in bourbon oak barrels’. They hit it the nail on the fucking head. It is god damned delicious.

As far as the sour goes, it’s more on the tart side, which I much prefer. This is super yummy. There is one bottle left at the shop, I am trying to get more for next week. Very nice discovery.

It’s a tad pricey, so not an everyday sort of beer for sure. More like a ‘treat yo’self” friday night sort of deal. And at 6.4%, you’re okay.


All beers featured in this review are purchased at L`Épicerie Moderne, situated at 5854 Sherbrooke West, Montreal (NDG!)