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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Hazy gold beer, small fluffy white head. Palate is airy, dry and crisp. Light savoury saltiness like a good Goze. Lemon acid turning bitter. Light dry finish. A bit too sharp to be that drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color, medium fluffy white head. Aroma os peppery, dusty summer fruit. Taste is softly sour, vinous, smooth stone fruit with decent funk. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
750ml bottle-shared by Scott-thin white-cloudy straw. A-sweet/tart lt fruit, lactose, wheat/lt malt. T-tart/sweet lt fruit, lactose, wheat/lt malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in VT. Pours unclear yellow with a thick, foamy white head. Pleasant aroma with lots of lemon, peach, some lemon squash. Light-medium sweet flavor with balanced tartness, more lemon, straw, faint apple, hints of salt and alcohol. Light to medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Nicely balanced to finish with citric lemon bite, mild warmth, pear, peach, slight bitter straw. Lovely stuff. Good depth, wonderful balance.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (10676) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow/golden color with an averaged sized white head. Funky, brett, some wood, vanilla, wet hay, and citrus. Light to medium tartness with a dry finish. I enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Chriso Tasting, thanks to LKS, 10/07/14. Hazed golden orange with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is tarte citric rind, bitter tangerine, straw, dank oaky wood, light yeast strain. Taste comprises mellow citrics, light acidity, earthy rinse, dank straw, barnyard effect. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light saltyness and herbals in the close. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8444) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Elderflowers bloom throughout this most elegant of Sour Ales, leaning on puffs of wilderness, natural yogurt and tropical fruitiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the misty straw blond.
-This is a rare sour beer which doesn’t try to wow you with thousands of wild yeast notes or blinding acidity. It plays a few notes, but these notes are so full of care and precision that they quickly become endearing.
-Bubbles are tiny and relaxing.
-Tartness is refreshing.

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