Big Rock Chop House Reserve Farmhouse Ale
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A blend of two ales, Raymondo El Rojo Red Ale and our Belgian Triples that was aged and soured with a wild yeast for over a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle shared by Larry or Joe not sure. Pours a hazy copper body with a white head. Funky floral fruit punk and cherry notes. Brett, leather, with a peach y under tone and moderate sour pucker, and acidic oak finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle shared by vferg. Thanks! Pours a hazy light amber with a fizzy head. Aroma is sweet-tart candies, sour cherry notes, flemish -red like, slight to medium acetic acid and cider vinegar with hints of phenol and light paint. Flavor is flemish-red old oxidized caramel malts, toffee, sugary sweetness, acetic notes, a bit sour, yeasty phenolics - sharp in the end but nice acidity all around. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at Paulís place for Kanís visit. Poursa lightly hazy orange amber with a thin white head. Light sweet funk with a bit of plum and prune. Sweet, light sourness, big acid and vinegar. Finishes up with a bit more acid and vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The color is amber with an off white head. The smell is tart, sour, wood. The taste is sour, some funk, fruits, and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2614) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2009
BCTC. Many thanks to the incredible generosity of the RB crowd. Amber with lasting head. My notes tell me that my nose was stuffed up when I tried to get the aroma. Mild tart cherry tobacco and sugar sweetness. Nice palate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bomber thanks to Derek. Just a great brew! Easy drinking, slight mustiness, pleasant sourness, great palate. La Folie-ish but easier drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Iím guessing I had this at the seaoffloydser tasting. Wow. Surprizing sourness. Easy to drink. Amber color. Light in aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
As is fitting for a clear summer day, hazy clouds of orange and golden straw settle in my glass, quite content to laze about the rest of the afternoon with me. A gentle breeze carries me back to a simpler time rich with spices, tart crunchy apple skins, apple blossoms, pears, apricot, and crunchy melba toast. Soft, tart, fruity, and toasty, I easily fall under her spell, but before my first quaff. An immediate sour zap brings me back from my trip down nostalgia lane as this Farmhouse Ale obviously wants me to pay attention. While the sour nip grabs my immediate attention, dried peaches and apricots sit atop a creamy bed of soft whole grain breads. The crunch of melba toast is gone, replaced by a soft touch. Coriander mingles with further notes of apricots, now crunchy and tart with skins included. Like a good memory, she lingers just long enough to be remembered before being carried away once more by the winds of time. Her soft mouthfeel was especially enjoyable as fresh fruits and spice mingled in good civility while her sour side watches playfully over all.

Tastefully unique and very sessionable, Big Rock Chop House & Brewery has yet another winner under my belt. A bit softer on the palate then I was initially expecting, but she had a playful sour side which I reveled wholeheartedly in.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
bottle thanks to dmschefke. poured hazy amber with a nice off white head. aroma of cinnamon, tartness, some funk, cherry, and peach. the nose really rocks on this one. the flavor just didnt hold up to the nose but was still excellent. flavor was tart and funky with cherry, peach, and had some cinnamon as well. light body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle shared with Rudolf & IPFreely. Courtsey of BRCHís head brewer. Cherry amber pour. Aromas of tart cherry, sour funk, earthy. Taste is tart but not lip puckering tarty. Sour, cherry spree candy. Very good. A sessionable sour? Perhaps the most drinkable sour Ive encountered

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