The homebrewed beer which won Best of Show for the 2014 COHO Spring Fling in Bend, Oregon was a Gueuze, which was a very enjoyable sour ale: I finished my sample; given this, I had hoped that I could find a commercial sour ale which had similar deliciousness.
So, my lovely wife and I decided to try American Radler Swill by 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
ABV 4.5%, color: pale straw
Beautiful pour which displays a thick frothy head; it is a tad hazy.
The aroma is full of sweet, tart fruity smells like sour raisins, plums, cherries, and a little apple and banana.
The flavor is an overbearing, cloyingly sweet wreck! Very little sour flavor, no hop flavor or bitterness. The sweetness overtakes everything. I can not drink this!
The beer's medium carbonation and big malt profile provide a full mouth feel, but again, the overbearing sweetness gets this beer poured on the lawn.
Great idea 10 Barrel, but poor execution. The time has come for an Oregon sour beer of some sort; let's hope that 10 Barrel Brewing Co. puts its best resources to fixing this Swill.