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Backacre Sour Golden Ale

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RATINGS: 74   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Champagne-like, with crisp green apple and brut champagne on the nose. Light sour palate, mown hay, rich mouthfeel, and fine carbonation. Very complex. Tremendous label art.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (792) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Giant bottle into a tumbler, pours a dandelion gold. Minimal fizzy white head dissapears fast, no lacing. Green apple in aroma and taste, fresh and tart on the pallate, quite fizzy and frontal on the back end. 7.3% slides right in, the tartness stands alone. Enjoyable through and through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4340) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
(Dégustation avec kzeon et yourilevesque. Merci à Alex pour cette chance! Version à 7.3%) La robe doree et embrouillée montre un col mousseux qui ne résiste pas. Ses parfums de fruits à noyau, de légère acidité, de yaourt, de poussière de campagne et de chêne sont loin d’être déplaisants. Ses saveurs délicates de fruits aigres, de foin, de funk doux et de chêne flattent mes papilles. Son corps de moyenne densité montre une texture crémeuse et un jeu actif des bulles. La finale est aigre-douce, sans agressivité, voire même facile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (904) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
Merci à Alexandre pour le partage! Bière d’allure noble et riche, dorée et moyennement mousseuse. Un nez de Brettanomyces où le fruit prend des allures de pommes vertes. Une grande quantité de bulles en bouche qui me descendent dans l’estomac où elles poursuivent efficacement leur travail. Surette, funky et sauvage, je note encore un important côté fruité. Les levures, l’effervescence et le fruit me rappellent les bières produites avec des levures champenoises. De longueur et densité moyennes, elle pourrait en effet facilement passer pour une Belge.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
A murky golden sour ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, loads of lactic acid, Epsom salts, light Brett, lemon juice, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with smooth lemony notes, lactic acid Epsom salts, nice and smooth. Bottle at Montréal Xmas gathering 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2756) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
bottle shared by a friend. poured a very clear golden colour with a thin white head on top. as it starts to warm there’s a clear dried peach notice, apricots, and stone fruit pits. wheats, and crisp malts, sparkly carbonation and not that much sour tart notes to detect. taste follows to nose, again not that tart. but there’s a good amount of funk, oak, and ofcourse apricots. enjoyable beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - 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 (789) - 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 (10426) - 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 (1476) - 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!

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