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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 7   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Sour Series: Brasserie Blonde aged in oak and soured. Sodibo is a sophisticated and complex ale with a bright golden hue and moderate carbonation. It features a burst of complex fruity, spicy, sweet-tart, and earthy flavors with a quenching acidity in the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle purchased a couple of summers ago. Clear amber in color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of malt, oak and some fruit sweetness with some sour esters. Malty and somewhat herbal flavor with a bit of caramel character before a tart fruit finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
I didnít know this was so rare, but Iím happy to have sampled the whole of my bottle. Hazy deep copper coloured body with a nice off-white head that fades relatively fast with a bit of yeast sediment noticeable on the bottom. Aroma of sour cherries, tart raspberries, a touch of oak, some very minor malts and a good sweetness. Medium-bodied; Assertive sourness noticeable up front with cherries and raspberries both noticeable and a good tart puckering maltiness also around. Aftertaste shows a more well-rounded, complex note with some light malt, sweetness and more fruit flavours. Overall, a very nice representation of the style and a great beer to sample if you havenít had the style much, especially from a brewery in the states, especially Michigan. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Merchantís in Dearborn, Michigan on 28-April-2011 for US$15.99 sampled at home in Washington in celebration for my birthday past on 10-July-2011.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4635) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of strawberry candies, raspberry, light lemon, cinnamon, and oak. It pours a cloudy/murky brownish-orange with a small beige head that fades to a thick ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of strawberry candies and lighter raspberry. The finish quickly hits pretty hard with sour lemon, citrus, and a hint of oak. At times itís mouth puckering. Other times, the sourness seems to be eased by the sweet strawberry. Light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, itís very tasty, but my only slight complaint is that the strawberry flavor comes across as artificial or candy-ish at times. Generally, while I like strawberries, Iím not a big fan of strawberry candies. With that said, itís not like the flavor is overbearing by any means.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4429) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Thanks to GatorGuy92 for sharing this one. Cheers, Matt! Pours a hazy straw yellow with a white head. Nose is some light malt, some tartness, some mild earthy funk, and some sour bite. Flavor is similar with tartness, oak, and a sour bite with a hint of malt. Medium in body and nice overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4317) - Utah, USA - APR 23, 2011
750ml bottle shared by Ditmier at the SLC tasting
Appearance: Hazy dark golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart fruit and oaky
Taste: Tart fruits, citrus and with a dry finish
Nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle, pours hazy gold with white head. Nose has a big fruity kick with lacto, raspberries, buckwheat, and maple syrup. Flavors were light, dull raspberries, grapefruit peel, lactic, and emergen-c. Thin body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
bottle... bright dark orange, medium clarity, off white ring forms... a bit sweet for a sour, reminds me of faro, barley, wet oak, and hay, it works... again mostly sweet but more tart than the nose implies, Iíd sat this is a great faro, easy to drink, smooth, nice bite, quite enjoyable and probably the best Arbor beer Iíve had

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
750ml bottle. Thanks to Adam for sharing...pours an orangey brown semi-hazy hue and topped with a soapy white head... Sour fruit and gin aromatics with peppery raspberriness upfront, somewhat sweet in the middle. Middle of the road. Tame... Flavors are sour and puckering at first with raspberry and grapefruitiness, some lemony warhead accents provide some character. Mild sourness but def kind of enjoyable. Ok I kind of dig it. A somewhat more assertive bottleworks 12 with less raspberries and more of a grapefruit citrus feel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 25, 2013
750mL Bottle. Thanks so much Sean! Geez, itís been a while since Iíve had an Arbor sour, and thankfully this one doesnít have any acetone in it! Aroma gurgles with a hint of manure, some fermenting grasses, and a punch of dill and lavender herbalness. On the tongue a swift kick of lemon acid, nice and halting. What starts out as clean and rich in the lacto-acid swiftly takes on a flailing herb and spice quality as it kicks and screams its way out the door. The acidity is gut wrenching, but good in the best way super sour beers can be sour, not like pickle juice, but certainly not soft. This is very decent, with some fun plays of flavor and lacking the problems that past Arbor sours have suffered from.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle (2013) with thanks to northernbrews! Pours crystal clear amber with a small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is tart oaky lemon. Flavor is medium tart, fruity, lemon, oak, a bit of white grape, touch of musty funk. Medium body, low carbonation. Pretty tasty, but drinks like the base beer of something else...


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