Total Score: 7.95/10
Collective Arts BOYOBOY Boysenberry Breakfast Sour: I was recommended this one by a craft drinking buddy, yes I’m not a fan of sours, but my mate told me this is a light sour with a decent amount of sweetness. Plus I’ve heard the colour of this brew is bitchen, also I look for any opportunity I can to use the word “bitchen” so it’s a win-win. I should mention that this brew is a collaboration between Collective Arts and Stillwater Artisanal. It contains flaked oats as well as lactose (the breakfast in the name)… oh yeah, and boysenberry puree. The label art is pretty interesting as well, it’s like a pink/purple liquid oozing out of itself, weird. Label art is something that Collective Arts are known for AFAIK.
Poured from a 473ml can into a Duvel tulip.
A: Huh, looks almost exactly the same as my last beer review: To Øl Mr. Pink 2018 Edition – deep opaque purple body with a creamy pink head, maybe slightly darker than Mr. Pink in the body. How bizarre is that? Two beers in a row with this unique a colour, well played sirs! 9/10.
S: Very boysenberry-driven aroma, tart and slightly sweet, with very little else standing out – this is a boysenberry fiesta. Hints of cherry and forest berries present in further whiffs. If you like anything mixed berry then this is a beery good berry to drink… err, something along those lines. The only complaint I can level with BOYOBOY is a lack of aroma diversity: it’s all about the berries here. 8/10.
T: Yep, boysenberries all over this – if you’re a fan of boysenberries you’ll be in boysenberrydise with BOYOBOY. Hints of morello cherry, raspberry and forest berries round out a berry berry experience. Mid-palate has sweetness that’s followed by a nice level of tartness in the finish. The balance is well done and this beer overall reminds me of a bowl of Greek yoghurt with boysenberries – a healthy breakfast. 8/10.
M: Medium bodied with a dense/sorta-flat carbonation. The body is good, carbonation: could do with a touch more though. 7/10.
D: This is a solid sweet and sour breakfast beer. It’s not exciting, however it was enjoyable, and for me: not too sour at all. I can imagine fans of really sour beers might find this a bit middling and sweet – you know who you are really sour fans, this might not be the beer for you. A decent first beer from Collective Arts (and Stillwater Artisanal), cheers CA/SA! 8/10.
Food match: This would make a great palate-cleansing dessert beer: cheesecake it!