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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (9996) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2013
Der deutlich Saure Geruch tšuscht bei diesem Bier, es startet vergleichsweise sŁŖ 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8521) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7875) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7109) - , 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
In short: A fantastic farmhouse blond sour ale. One of best American Sour Iíve ever had.
How: Bottle at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT.
The look: Cloudy shinning yellow-blond body topped by a quickly dissipating white head.
In long: Nose is intense farmhouse-funky, lots of horse blanket, a walk in a old barn, and also some fruity esters (light color fruits). Despite the intense aroma the beer is incredibly drinkable and never aggressive. I got lots of fresh fruity flavors (bananas, pineapples, gooseberries, fresh apples, white grapes, and moreÖ) a lot of crisp wheat-like malts, some white wine, a magnificent tartness, a bright funk character, nice oak, a true farmhouse sensation, moderate oak tannins presence, a light dusty sensation. Sourness level is the low-medium range for the style. Perfectly levelled medium carbonation. Dry but not-too-dry finish. A very strong rustic character, this is a Sour Ale for the rustic Saison lover. Everything just came together perfectly in this beer. Only two months before drinking this Backacre bottle I was in Stockholm and went 5 times to legendary Akkurat drinking rar Cantiloons, and what do you know, I found my favorite sour ale of 2012 in a pub in Vermont!!! Not a clean sour ale like those from Russian Rivers and others worl-class American Sours, this Backacre is truly on the farmhouse/barnyard side of things. I thought it was fantastic. Seems like I loved this beer much more than everybody else here, but there are two types of beer drinkers, those who agree with my taste in beer and those who donít, there is one too many type of beer drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Duntís Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice bubbly golden hue, decent haze and nice glow. Loose whitish ring sticks around and laces ok. Aromas are firm sour apple, touches of pear and citrus. Mellow lactic and yogurty acidity. Mellow bread, straw, vanilla and bread. Initial is fuzzy and dry, firmly potent with a richer sour and fuzzy vibe, good carbonation, apple and crab apple, touches of pear, lemon and grapefruit. Touches of bread, straw, gentle funk and dryness. Middle is dry, fuzzy and sour. Nice stuff. A bit underdone with nice citrus and fuzzy carbonation. Backend is dry, big rind and tartness, some bitter elements, some gentle lingering yogurt. Finish is a bit acidic lingering on. Solid. A bit more restrained, the complexity isnít necessarily there but itís certainly quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5195) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Hazy pale golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wood, bacteria, vanilla, and faint sweetness. Taste of bacteria, light vanilla, wood, hay, and a lightly sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5022) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Picked this up a few weeks ago during our trip to Vermont. Pours clear golden with a nice, fairly-fizzy white head. A bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries beautiful funk, lemon, hay, and moderate acidity. Dry and light. Faint backing oak. Just a bit of cheese rind. Excellent. One of the best American sours that Iíve ever had.

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