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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tgNYC (1) - - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
This beer is very unique. I have never had anything like it before. It was a very clean, crisp taste. In my opinion, it would be perfect for a summer day or sunday afternoon. It reminded me of a mix of beer, cider and champagne. Very interesting. It started sour with a sweet after taste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
In short: A fantastic farmhouse blond sour ale. One of best American Sour I’ve 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 more…) 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 don’t, there is one too many type of beer drinkers.

4.7
   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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Wow did I love this beer, thanks for hooking it up Gene! Pours hazy golden with a tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is a wonderful combo of fruity sweetness and funky barnyard. The flavors are citrus, apple, and fruity blended excellently with a tame tartness on a juicy, crispy body. It is almost like a crisp apple cider, so satiating!

4.5
   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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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 I’ve ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2013
This is my favorite style, fantome meets flora. Very rustic wild ale flavor with the musty basement of fantome and mangos and pineapple. Crushed it bro

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle. Light golden pour with white head. Citra, Brett, and lighter oak aromas. Flavor is funky, lemon, citrus and wild flavors. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a cloudy straw color with fizzy white head that receeds quickly . Aroma is musty pineapple and lemon. Funky and rustic. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ReggieDunlap (3052) - 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.


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