Urban Family Brewing
A Note on This Beer
Today’s Dark Hymn is deliciously deceiving in more ways than one.
Pour it into a tulip glass, and you might be convinced that this black-as-night brew is actually a Stout. But hold it up to the light, and you’ll see the slight mahogany tint that harbors aromas of freshly-made raspberry compote.
That’s because this fragrant dark beauty is actually a Black Sour Ale from the fruit slingers at Urban Family!
These Sour specialists are beloved by Seattleites who are hankering for massively flavorful fruit additions in their brews. Their mouth-puckering, fruit-filled libations earned them a spot on Thrillist’s list of the 15 Best Breweries in Seattle AND a prestigious gold medal at the 2019 Washington Beer Awards!
And while most Sours in their arsenal are a rainbow of bright colors, today’s pour proves that they have a dark side too. Packed with “a ridiculous amount” of raspberries, every sip swims with the jammy depths that only real fruit can provide.
Deep notes of dark chocolate and tart berries mingle on the roasty malt body, making every sip reminiscent of a bite of Devil’s Food Cake that’s been topped with fresh raspberries. A final jammy wave appears on the finish, shrouding the 7.5% ABV in dark, smooth-sipping mystery.
If you’re lucky enough to score a bottle of Dark Hymn from our teeny-tiny stash of just 5 cases, don’t let yourself be deceived by your beer buddies. They’ll all come to your place wanting to “catch up” and “watch some sports” — but really, they just want to snag a taste of this decadent fruit bomb.
Rated 4.10 on Untappd
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Dark and sour with the right amount of pucker. Excellent