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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a thin white head...lively. aroma has nice light funk and whiye wine-like notes...slight oak...very subtle grassiness. Flavor is nice light white wine and funk with just the right amounts of sour and oakiness to go with light fruity notes of apple and stonefruits....very delicate and fabulous. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a nice dry white winey tart and dry finish. This is a fabulous and delicately complex beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jl209097 (1) - USA - JAN 6, 2014 does not count
Great Beer. Balanced, mild sourness, mildly dry with a sweet taste & pleasantly tart & citrusy. Low, Pleasant carb. Very good Beer overall. I would love to try this again

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Le_Cochon (1) - PUERTO RICO - JAN 2, 2014 does not count
Totally surprised by this beer, and enjoyed during an epic bottle share. Poured a vibrant golden color with a thick head. Funky aroma, wild yeast with lots of white wine notes. Sour taste very crisp, green apple, grapes, and even some citrus notes. Great tart balance, medium body with a dry finish. Could even have enjoyed it a bit drier too. Good carbonation, with an astringent finish. Can’t wait to land some more beers from these folks, excellent crafted blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThirstyBird (1175) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2013
Thanks to Jason for this backwoods sour! Pours light gold without much of a head. The smell is yeast, sour apples and some funk. The taste is green apples, grapes, must - it ends tart and sour fruity. Light body with effervescent carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9995) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
Der deutlich Saure Geruch täuscht bei diesem Bier, es startet vergleichsweise süß und mit sehr starker Karbonisierung. Auch im Mittelteil nur wenig sauer, etwas pappig. Nicht sonderlich. 7/8/8/8/9/8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
750mL from a trade on BA; shared at SDBW kickoff bottle share. Pours a clear light straw, champagne carbonation. Fizzing out soda fizz. Nose is white grape, fruity pineapple, biscuit, fresh fruit medley. Solid if a bit on the sweeter white grape juice box side. Taste is tart white grape, chardonnay, mild acetic bite/saltwater, mild pedio style butteriness Hill Farmstead style. Nice acid blend (lactic/citric/acetic) with a touch of paper/wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. The beer is golden hued with a small white head. The aroma brings a light funk, stone fruit, earth, yeast. The flavor is a notch up from the aroma. Sour but not intense. Similar in a way to a lambic. Easy drinking with some mild acidity in the finish. Bright and zesty on the palate. A tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
canary dog (649) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Wow. This beer is something else. A quick, steep pour in a large wheat glass results in a very thick meringue-like head floating atop a hyperactive and sizzling film. This results in a quickly ’melting’ foamy head that I have yet to see anywhere else. Simply amazing. I wish there was a category in the rating system for sounds, because this beer fizzles at first pour better than anything else I’ve heard. A very dry and somewhat acidic nature dominates this beer; but this profile dances around heavenly straw or grass-like flavors. Incredibly complex yet very enjoyable. Just an excellent sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle shared by Dennis at my house. Pours clear gold with white head - that is very quick dissipating. Nose and taste of lemon, sour fruit, wild yeast, peach and oak. Medium body. Well balanced tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 $17 for the 750 mL bottle purchased from Hunger Mountain earlier this day. The beer distributor informed me the brewer blended a few of his sour beers, then bottled the results, which is the beer being reviewed before you now. To snifter, it pours a marigold peach tone; trim whitish ringed head barely a fingernail in length.Its bubbles sitting atop slowly popping, reminds me of the uncharted islands just waiting to be explored in the warm embrace of the Western ocean. But I digress... Aromas of wild yeasts, first and foremost, followed by sauerkraut, shortbread, sunflower seeds, green tea, garbanzo beans, wheat grain, ginger syrup, and hint of sharp cheddar and adhesives. Tastes the same with the addition of cornmeal, Greek yogurt, coconut, chamomile, sweat, and rice crackers by swallow. Nice and light, even if its ABV isn’t relatively well hidden. Fluffy and imaginative. Knocked it out of the park, this one. A sipper worth passing around.

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