Special Review: West 6th Brewing 5th Anniversary Special Release- Sixfold Six: Wild Sour

Written By: Dion on 03/31/2017

As their week-long birthday celebration nears an end, West 6th brings out the big guns tomorrow by tapping crowd favorite Snake Cake, as well as releasing this delicious bottle. Continuing the Sixfold Series, Wild Sour is a blend of oak aged goodness that fluctuates between tart fruits and dusty funk. The nose presents with a mixture of berries, peaches, and even some sour apple, all atop an obvious Brettanomyces note. On the tongue, fruit skins are sharp and slightly acidic, with a trace of sweeter apple arriving with warmth. The sour remains constant through the ever present oak, with a slight undercurrent of damp hay. This is very well done. If you enjoyed the American Sour, it's a safe bet you'll find this to be just as good, possibly better. Well done guys, and Happy Birthday West 6th! Bottles go on sale at 1pm, but come early for what is sure to be a delicious breakfast buffet from Smithtown Seafood.