This is our first sour beer to hit our range and where better to start than this amazing beer from Mikkeller's Limbo series. The Limbo series beers remind us of the fantastic Belgian Kriek beers that combined fruit and sour tastes in perfect balance, and this is no different.
First off, it does pack a lot of sugar in there at 5.1g / 100ml but this is still way less than orange juice and many soft drinks. It pours a dark pink with a large head that remains - as everything that comes out of this brewery does. On the nose are strawberry and raspberry scents but is not overpowering due to its tartness; it’s also not as sweet as you’d expect. On the taste you get the immediate sourness that you expect with this style of beer with the sweetness following after, before settling into a smooth finish and just a little lingering sweetness or sourness lingers depending on how much you've held it in the mouth (longer = more sour!).
Mikkeller make great beers and this is no exception. For those that love sours / Belgian lambics / krieks then you’ll love this non-alcoholic version. For those that mostly prefer “normal” beer, give this a go. It’s very much a beer - its basis is Mikkeller’s Henry and His Science - and it might surprise you as a replacement for a soft drink, if not a beer.
Also check out the Limbo Riesling which is a little less sweet and little a sharper.
Size: 330ml bottles or cans
ABV: 0.3% ABV
Calories: 34 KCal / 100ml
Sugar: 5.1g / 100ml