Salvador Brewing Co. | Ardenas Sour Pepino

Salvador Brewing Co. | Ardenas Sour Pepino

The sourest battle has already started! Under the command of the Capitão Pepino, the army is trying to take over the front and the allies will not surrender. On this restlessness mood that Salvador Brewing Co. created this beer: Ardenas, a Sour Ale that was maturated with japanese cucumber. It has received a Gold Metal on the Concurso Brasileiro de Cervejas on 2018 and 2019, and also was the Best of Show in 2019 on the Small Size Brewery category. It has a Berliner Weisse base that was fermented with a Farmhouse Saison yeast. A refreshing, light beer that has acidity on the right amount, ideal to be appreciated even on the most unusual of the attacks. (Source: Loosely translated from the beer's label.)

  • Beer: Ardenas Sour Pepino
  • Style: Imperial Stout (30A. Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer - 23A. Berliner Weisse with japanese cucumber)
  • ABV: 3.6%
  • IBU: 5
  • Brewery:
  • Look: yellow color, transparent, with a low white head formation;
  • Aroma: its aroma reminds watermelon a lot. Its aroma also reminds a vegetable a little.
  • Taste: its taste follows the aroma closely, reminding watermelon. Also, there is a low to medium acidity. Malt notes are present, more noticeable on the end of the sip, reminding grain. Also, the end of the sip puckers the mouth a little.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-low body, medium-high carbonation and a dry but short finish;
  • Overall: Very good beer. One of my favorites from Salvador. Who would have thought that japanese cucumber would go well on beer?
This beer review was made by somebody which is studying every day to be a better beer drinker but, despite that, isn't a specialist or a beer sommelier. In advance, pardon for any gaffe. If you have any corrections or suggestions, please mail me.