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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3583) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Pretty excited to try this one. Dark red pour with a smell, off white head. Aroma is sour, yeasty. Flavor is very sour. Like sour cherries and apples, sour plums, sour grapes. Extraordinary sour. Fantastically sour. Was served a bit too cold, but I let it warm up. Absolutely awesome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (649) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2008
On Tap at Eccentric cafe. Pour an Amber color. No head. No lacing. Sour aroma. Really sour taste. Like biting into a really sour apple. Had this beer on Eccentric Day 2008, 12/05/08. Probabaly made mistake by drinking it right after finishing the much sweeter Eccentric Ale. After drinking the much sweeter beer this one was way too sour. Honestly it was so sour that it was almost undrinkable. Agree with the comment that Bells seems to serve their beers too cold. I do not understand their thinking. Each beer I drank that day was much better as it warmed. I will need to try this one again prior to drinking anything sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Finally! Been trying to hit this on right at Eccentric Cafe for a while, so when this was on tap last night I was pretty pleased. Pours a dark reddish brown with little head. Aromas are full of sourness: apples, pie cherries, sour grapes and oak. They serve the thing way too cold, so the flavors did not really pop at first. Flavor is consistent with the nose, but has a fairly thin mouthfeel and does not have the sticky and sweet malt that goes with some from this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Tap at Eccentric Cafe. Pours a very dark red/brown with dissipating head. Nose is tart cherries and a touch of apple, acid. Taste is pretty deep. Initially a lot of cherry type flavor with minor apple notes and a nice acidity to keep you braced. Once the sour starts to leave, a nice robust roasty and chocolatey note starts to show up. Finish is dry and clean. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 On tap twice at Eccentric Day: 12/5/08 Deliciously tangy attack on the side of the tongue. Very tart and sour up front, but the finish dies off quickly. Notes of green grapes and granny smith apples are what stands out the most, not a hugely thick beer, and if you can get past all the sour, its quite drinkable. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2008 Draft at the Eccentric cafe.10-10-08. Different. having never had a sour ale, I didnt know what to expect...didnt expect that. Very tart, with a good portion of sweet.had a dry finish that made me want a water.Orange/Amber pour with a thinnish head, and as someone has said, apple cidery..but, there again, I didnt have much as funding at the time was limited...had I had another one my tone may have changed. pretty good for what it is. update Dec 21 08..had it again, liked it much more. Good sour flavors of cherries and some oak flavoring. after it was left to set for awhile, it got quite a bit better. As with what seems to be many beers on tap there, they need to serve this one a little warmer than the 38 degrees they currently do. good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1292) - Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Draft at the Eccentric Café 10-11-08, served in a brandy snifter, pours ruby with a slight haze, touches of brown, creamy off-white head, bubbles did not jump overboard, head resided for a while, aromas of berries, strawberry, raspberry and light fruit, all mixed as sweet and sour, flavor of citrus with a sweetness, fruit, raisin and caramel, very dry on the palate, finishes sour and dry, sourness has a tingle to it on the nostrils, nice mouth feel, some creaminess on the tongue, very nice sour ale, has a balanced of sweet and sour flavors, this does not have the intense caramel / malt or prominent malt flavors found in some sours, otherwise a good sour ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2008
On tap pours a orange color with off white head. Has a slight twang on the front end of flavor and has a sweetness on the backside. Overall is just a sweet sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2008
In short: A sharp and aggressive but thin Flemish style Sour Ale
How: Tap at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
The look: Cloudy copper with a small beige ring of foam
In long: Oak juice on the nose. Taste has cherries, caramel, oak, red apples. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive for the something thin body. Sourness level is medium-high. The beer is sharp and very tasty but it also lacks depth. A richer malted body would have helped. Still this is a very good beer and the last time I was so charmed by an aggressive Wild One it was a “she” and together we did… stuff that I cannot write here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Draft at the Eccentric Cafe. Small head ad cloudy amber color. A pleasant light sour aroma with a touch of mat and yeast. Very tart flavor, sweet as well as sour. A touch of plum. Very nice.

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