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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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We used equal parts barley and wheat malt and fermented with ale yeast and a small amount of Brettanomyces. After primary fermentation, we added a large measure of lactobacillus and let the beer naturally acidify for more than 4 months before bottle conditioning with a fresh pitch of Brettanomyces.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Light yellow color with no head. Almost champagne like. Nose of lemon zest. Taste is tart lemon and wheat. A tiny bit of funk. Overall really smooth and very quaffable.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2566) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
750 ml. corked and caged. Number 65 of 480. Pours a very short lived white head, over a effervescent, hazy yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is acid, hints of lemon, wheat....taste is moderate acid, light lemon, finishing with a moderate sourness....mouth feel light and watery, no alcohol, carbonation high as is acid. This meets the basic guidelines for the style. The Brett is rather hidden, and the lactic acid is on the light side. BJCP 7/3/14/5/6

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Light, very drinkable beer. Tartness is medium, and goes with everything. A year old, mild funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle..Pour is yellowish gold with a thin. White fading head...Nose is funk, cheese, spice, wheat, yogurt..Taste is spice, yogurt, tartness, cheese, lemon peel, funk..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
750 ml bottle shared. Pale and cloudy with minimal head. Lemon juice, wheat malts and sour citrus fruits. Nice and tart with a light body and a sour finish. Pretty refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, corn starch), with notes of sour apple, lemon juice, light notes of ammonia and dish rag. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately astringent. Itís quite sour, which is good, but unfortunately itís not very clean or interesting...rough/raw malt character and a mild solventy note have to be overlooked to be able to enjoy it, and thereís not much else on display aromatically other than the usual apple/lemon notes common to the style. The Brett doesnít really make itself known (unless this strain is yielding the dish raggy odor). Very light, watery, and fizzy, with assertive astringency. If sourness alone is all you need, thisíll do the job...itís not exactly cheap though, at $10/750mL. Iíd been curious about the AC Golden line (beyond Colorado Native, which didnít impress either but it was just another pale lager so hard to tell if they had any "crafty" cred), but was not willing to blow over $20 on those fruity beers. So at least now my curiosity is satisfied and I can go back to scrolling past this pseudo-micro Coors label.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle 384. Pours cloudy straw yellow with instantly settling, coarse white head and no lacing. Aroma is fairly tart, acidic, funky. Flavor is moderately tart, acidic, with a tart wheat, citrus finish. Gets fruitier as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and moderately dry finish. Pleasantly surprised by this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theothermatt (153) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours golden. Aroma of wheat and funk. Very bright and funky. Very easy drinking and a bit of sour tart. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Checkpoint Charlie bottle 455/480... Light lemony sand yellow if thatís a color with no head and minimal carbonation... Kinda effervescent a touch bubbly mouthfeel relatively light, flavorful... Aroma is funky, light lemon, a little I want to say diapery in a good way if thatís possible... Flavor is spot on... Bretty light lemon flavorful, tart very drinkable, lightly dry finish, light cereal finish...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest, hazy straw yellow pour with thin white head, aroma brought nice notes of wheat, grass, slight biscuit, hints of lactic notes, slight earth, nice vanilla notes as well with a touch of corn, nice lemon. Taste is a mix of lemon, grass, nice lactic acid, hints of vanilla, straw and biscuit, finishing fairly tart. Nicely done.


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