Zapata Cervejaria Rural | Oursin Tasmania

Zapata Cervejaria Rural | Oursin Tasmania

Oursin Tasmania is the second beer of the "Croquis" series ("draft" in french). This series is a homage to experimentations and to the unusual. Tasmania is the scenary of this Croquis, whose originality is in the utilization of the Ella hop joined with an acidification process. Oursin is one of the cientific names of the Tasmanian Devil, mammal species that is native of that region, which meets other little bacteria devils, lactobacillus, creating a killer "Australian Sour Ale"! (Source: Loosely translated from the beer's label.)

  • Beer: Oursin Tasmania
  • Style: Sour Ale (28. American Wild Ale)
  • ABV: 4.2%
  • IBU: 8
  • Brewery:
  • Look: straw yellow color, turbid, with a great white head formation;
  • Aroma: besides the acidic notes, there is some sweetness on its aroma, reminding of star anise. As the beer heats on the glass, the star anise notes disappear and a low presence of citric fruit notes takes over, bringing remembrance of lemon and pineapple. Light funky is present as well;
  • Taste: the flavor follows the aroma, being quite tart at the start of the sip, but with some citric fruit notes right after, reminding of lemon and orange;
  • Mouthfeel: Low body, high carbonation and a dry and short finish;
  • Overall: Good and highly drinkable sour 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.