Kokoro (Japanese: 心) means “heart; mind; mentality; emotions; feelings” – having one word for all of these probably gets tricky when you are a surgeon.
In Japan, they don’t say ‘heart’, they say ‘Kokoro’, which translates to ‘heart’, and I think that’s how language works.Goddamn man, they’re still doing these? I thought we moved past the sours in to the land of fad Milkshake IPAs and other beer types I should pretend to give a slice of poo about but don’t. “Your pants appear to have fallen off”
“No matter, I have a dedicated team for this”
*collectively laughs in millionaire*
I am actually pretty stoked for this because:
A) Fuggles make a damn fine sour, as seen in the many reviews I’ve already done on them.
2) A pear sour is something I haven’t yet seen nor tried.
🔼) It sounds delicious.
I love pears, even though I barely eat them unless they are in pre-made cup form. I think it’s for the same reason why I don’t really eat oranges either. Any fruit I have to peel or fuck around with in some way is just not for me, I’m a busy man and can’t be bothered to wrangle with nature’s sticky-ass wrapping paper. I just want science to modify all fruit to act like the banana; the perfect way to encapsulate fruit! If all fruits opened like a zipper, saving my hands from sticky hell, I’d have a lot more varied diet, so what I’m saying is science should be GMO-ing the fuck out of this stuff already instead of wasting their time on cancer. Pfft, cancer. Throw some GMO at it, GMOs fix everything.The pour is a murky orange-amber color (pear color) with a bit of a fizz on top that settled as a thin collar almost immediately.
The smells are mild and juicy. It’s like pears mated with wild melons, and a slight foot funk thrown in. It’s simple and smells delicious I must admit.
The tastes are pretty much the same. Pears, juicy melons, crushed wheat and a sharp, but evenly expressed, foot funk, with a dry finish. This is really damn good! Pears work wonderful as a sour.
The mouthfeel is light bodied and somewhat wispy with solid carbonation. Flavors come and go very quickly, leaving a slight funk and pear dryness behind.
4/5 It feels like it should have more staying power, and is a bit too light on the body, that said, it’s still a great sour. If you are privy to the style, and/or love pears, then find this beer. I really enjoyed it despite its minor flaws.