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RATINGS: 49   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8242) - San Diego County, 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 (2412) - 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 (655) - 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 ímeltingí 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 Iíve 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 (7952) - , 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 (885) - 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 isnít relatively well hidden. Fluffy and imaginative. Knocked it out of the park, this one. A sipper worth passing around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1190) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Boring golden body w/o head or lace. Smells great! Funky/fruity/soured grain and dry grapes. Sweeter than most sours through the middle, yet finishes akin to Chardonnay. For a first offering from a new brewery, this is remarkable. Gonna keep my eye on these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Ariel. Pours an hazy yellow with a small head, aroma is fresh with leaves, green tea, pickles juice and brett, flavor of lemon, vinegar, grapes, leaves, brett, alcohol, well carbonated, medium to full body, great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1644) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2013
At a tasting, many thanks Ariel, quite bubbley, very hazy lightish orange colour, aroma of sour grapes, vinegar and apple, flavour of white fruit and citrus with some vinegar and apple, a touch of sweetness balancing but not taking from the strong mellow sourness, making an highly drinkable brew, pleasant flavoursome appley aftertaste. Really really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (401) - - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle, awesome sour. Grass on the nose with a bit of lime. Very good balance considering how sour. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5633) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Ariel. Cloudy yellow with a big white head. Great barnyard aroma with zesty fruits, oak and light sweaty notes. Flavor has light sweetish with cookie-ish malt notes, pleasant sourish funky fruitiness (lots of apples) and some apple vinegar notes. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Really good and easy-drinking.

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