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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Tart and bready, this East Bay Sour is a funk forward lactic mutha that finishes nutty, malty with a touch of oak. Six months in the barrel gave the brettanomyces lambicus and the lactobacillus brevis plenty of time to build that mouth watering, puckering bite that we know youíve learned to crave. Wheat and Pilsen malts were "sour mashed" for 16 hours then paired with a touch of aged saaz in the kettle.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2657) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ontape ! Pours a medium to deep golden color with a finger of white foam. Nose is tart lacto fuzz, some barnyard funk, lemon, soft wheat notes. Palate follows with a bit heavier mouthfeel than I would expect for the style. Round cream of wheat backbone, bright tart lemon and layers of horsehair and light barnyard funk lingers. Solid sour beer a touch off the mark for a berliner though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kantonio (1) - Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2015 does not count
Pretty decent sour. Starts sorta dry, bread-like, Finishes with a note of apple cider.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Hazy, light yellow-straw body with a small white head that fades instantly to a thin collar. Aroma is quite mild. Lemony & lightly lactic, light backbone of wheat, grain, & must. Flavor is nice & tart up front; lemon, white grape, under-ripe stone fruit. Mild hints of grain, hay, & straw. Finish turns kind weird. The acidity turns into a strange combo of cardboard, butter, popcorn kernel, & mildew. Woody lingering with those weird flavors. Aftertaste coated with stale popcorn. Kind of kills the vibe. Otherwise, itís actually alright, but Iím not sure whatís going on in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2014) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle..Pour is hazy gold with some bubbles..Nose is funk, floral, dry, cheese, dry..Taste is dry, some funk, musty, sweetness, corn?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (465) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Bottle. Surprised at the fairly low rating, I think this is a nicely done BW. Pours a shiny, hazy gold with initial white head and rising bubbles. Smell hints at the tartness to come with some oak and brett shining through. Taste has a quick strike of puckering sour that cleans up pretty quick and gives way to lacto/brett funk. Iím all for it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Was odd to see so many low rates of this beer. Bottle I shared with Westmeister was fanatastic. Bottle - Receive in Trade

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19082) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour citric aroma. Fruity sour tart citric weak funky yeasty flavor. Has a fruity sour tart citric finish.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
popery (1627) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a light orangey gold color with a little to no head. Itís mildly cloudy, sort of a dingy, dusky liquid. What bubbles were produced fade away almost immediately, but itís a Berliner, so thatís not a surprise. The aroma is odd. Thereís a lot of wheat, which seems a tad funny. It has a very bready, cereal-ish flavor. At first, there was a very nice tart lemon note and some nice funk knocking around, but that all dissipated or was overwhelmed by the odd graininess. It smells like warm, old, wet, moldy grain. The taste takes this same profile in a worse direction. It has moderate to medium sourness. It tastes like spoiled grain, messy funk and soured wheat. There might even be a little diacetyl thrown in the mix. Itís just a mess. Mouthfeel is oddly thick. I really need to stop buying Ale Industries beers.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2375) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with no head. Aroma of funk, big funk, oak, lacto and white wine. Taste is sour, funky, oak, slight vinegar, vinous and fruity. This is like a hybrid between a Berliner and a lambic. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1751) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is tart and fruity, with a mild oak aroma. Taste is tart and funky, nice bready malt, oak, nice nuttiness and yogurt lacto, finishing with a sour bite. Overall very nice, although based on the flavors I might have guess this was more of a Gueuze than a Berliner.


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