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Backacre Sour Golden Ale

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Inspired by the traditional gueuze beers of Belgium, BACKACRE matures for more than a year in oak barrels to develop a fruity, earthy, and refreshingly tart character. The careful blending of different barrels creates a sparkling golden ale with a crisp and complex nature akin to cider or dry champagne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Thanks to koopa for sharing. Pours a very hazy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind. Musty, earthy aroma with subtle brine and lactic funk character along with earthy barrel notes and sweet stone fruits. Decent barnyard/funky bug presence with lacto, citrus acidity and dry oak along with some peach and light vinous notes. Medium bodied with a stronger barrel presnce than expected. Slightly briny with some lactic funk, musty cobweb and a decent amount of acetic acid yet never becomes harsh or solvent like. Sour and acidic but not overwhelmingly so with puckering funk and subtle salty flavors. Somewhat like a saison/farmhouse and wild ale hybrid with subtle spice and musty funk followed by toasted oak, wild bugs, citrus acidity and a lingering acetic, slight vinegar-like presence in the finish. Fortunately, there is nice balance and the farmhouse characteristics aren’t completely overpowered. Tart and puckering but not harsh at all, remaining delicate and easy to drink. This beer didn’t completely blow me away but it’s a solid first offering from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (702) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Pours a pretty pale gold, thin white head. Aroma is oak, white grape, apple, champagne, faint lacto. Flavor is dry crisp oaky grape, Apple, lemon, tart. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours lightly hazy and yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The aromatic highlights include apricot, oak and a mild measure of funkiness. Medium to full-bodied with zippy carbonation. This is incredibly sour, incredibly fruity and incredibly delicious. A joy to drink. Another world class beer supplied by ctipping!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1361) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Beautiful bubbly golden color with a white head . Aroma is tart fruit, lemon, slight funk. Bubbly champagne mouthfeel. Dry fruity flavor with lemon and tartness. Finishes with a dry oak flavor and funk. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (232) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2015
750ml bottle share

Aroma: Slight funkiness, sweet/fruity, citrus, floral

Appearance: Clear to slight hazy depending on top/bottom of bottle, big white head with good retention

Taste: Tart and funky

Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation, crisp dry finish

Overall: Very well sour. It’s tart and funky, but mellow. Not overpowering. Great finish and very, very nice taste and aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2239) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Meditrina. Peachy hazy colored with ring. Tropical fruit pineapple peach tart woody aroma Medium tropical fruit pineapple peachy sweetness with medium funky tart woody crisp dry finish with hints of lemon. Very nice fine lively carbonation in medium nicely attenuated body. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Bouteille verte de 750 ml partagée entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de foin et de citron. Apparence: La couleur est blonde opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron et de pommes vertes avec une pointe d’abricot. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de citron en arrière goût. (Rating #6188)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Tasted on 10/15/14, my 30th birthday! Big thanks to Alex for finding this one in Vermont for me. Pours very light, clear pale yellow with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a thick collar and spotty lace. The nose is incredibly complex with a bunch of funk and earth, a touch of oak, some citrus pith tartness, floral pitted fruit, amazing. The flavor is not as intense in any facet, but super balanced and delicious with all of the same earthy, funky, tart, and fruity complexity, with a bit more oaky malt than the nose. The body is just under medium with average but smooth carbonation and a long complex finish that starts off mostly tart, moving to the funk, and featuring the light oak for quite some time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by someone at the hotel room tasting over Jackie-O’s 9th Anniversary weekend. Pours a hazy gold with a white, kinda foamy head. Notes of bready malts, apricot, lemon and lime citrus, florals, grass, oak - there’s a barnyard funk here, with mellow tartness. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a balance of sweet and tart. Dry, herbal finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2710) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Aroma: Hay, Apricot, Sour Mash Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Sour Mash, Hay, Apricots Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart

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