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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed with a mash of raw and malted barley, oats, rye, spelt and lemon, this beer was fermented in used wine barrels with a blend of Brettanomyces wild yeasts and Marla Bakery’s San Francisco sourdough yeast. The finished beer is dry-hopped with tropical Mosaic hops. This unfiltered ale is alive in the bottle: drink fresh for a bright, passionfruit aroma or age to develop the wild yeast funk.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
10/18/2014. From bottle. Hazy light orange with a thick white head. Yeasty aromas with hints of dough and apricot. Pretty mellow and really not sour or tart. Still, some interesting flavors and a great idea. I like this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (907) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
I am torn on this beer. Its not really sour at all, it tastes ok but not great, and damn is it hard to drink, most filling beer ive ever had, i could not even finish my bottle. Alone, its not that great. As an execution of a concept, its terrific. If you dont know, sourdough yeast is a complete protein, you could literally liveoff of this beer! And it tastes as such, as food its pretty dang tasty, as a sour ale its a little hard to palate more than a sample. Extra points overall for being a real food.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (2145) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Aroma: Bitter White Wine, Rye, Mild Lemon Peels Appearance: Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Bitter Raw Wheat, Yeast, Murky Bready Flavor Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (2021) - Michigan, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle: Hazy golden color with a foamy beige head that lasts surprisingly long compared to the rest of these beers. Extremely musty aroma, huge baked bread & clumpy yeast profile, with notes of herbal & ashy florals, incense, & medicinal tea leaves. Too much yeastiness, Brett gone wrong. Taste is extremely woody, tannic, & bready. Like straight up sucking on a stave, fresh inoculated with brettanomyces. Boozy, nearly harsh vinous notes with strange notes of wood, metal, & raw dough in the finish. Sharp, astringent body. Is this a fucking joke? Almanac just Punk’d everyone. Put out a line-up of extremely solid sour ales & then toss this abomination in the mix. Just cruel.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
31.08.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly neutral, yeast, hay, dough, grass, alcohol, pineapple, leafs, coconut, citrus peel. Taste is slightly harsh boozy, citrus peel, alcohol, yeast, oak, harsh hops, old leafs, minerals, bark, grass. Longlasting bitterness, dry harsh mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle to goblet Aroma of cantelope, honeydew, flowers, lemon, lactose, alcohol. Hazy amber with ringed off white head. Taste is horse blanket, milk, hay, mango, honeydew, and lemon. Not as sour as expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On tap at the Beer Baron. It pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. The aroma is bready and bretty with mild stone fruit. The flavor is the same with big hop influence and bitterness. Brett phenolics and bitter grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruit. Almost no sourness. Bready backbone with a full creamy body. So not what I expected, but nice nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. The smell is sourdough, tart fruitiness, biscuit. The taste is yeast, tart sour, light fruit and a dry crisp ending. Light body and active crisp. carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 28, 2014
Säuerlicher, sehr hopfiger Antrunk. Erfrischend, wenig herb, deutlich bitter. Süffig, gelungen. 11/10/11/11//11

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3418) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
375 ml bottle, thanks Johan! Cloudy golden with white head. Aroma of wheat, lemon rinds, lemon zest and some wine notes. Taste is zesty, a bit sour, lemon, zest, wheat and vague wine notes.


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