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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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2 year aged sour blend w/hints of tamarind & prunes.

Travlr's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft at the source. Cloudy dark amber brown, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of acetic summer fruit. Taste is very tart, with sour peach and apicot. Too acetic for my tastes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lownote (181) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
Aroma is a weird Bo type aroma mixed with something I canít place. Color us a brown with a light head. Taste is pretty generically sour. Not super funky, but pretty intense. Faint sweetness. Light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1551) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On tap at brewery- Aroma of Brett and tamarind notes. A hazy plum pour with a lasting thin white ring and abundant sticky lacing. The palate is Brett, red fruit sweetness followed by a wonderfully robust sour finish lingering long into the aftertaste. Light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, if you like sours you'll like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2556) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at the brewpub in San Antonio. Appearance: Pours brown with low clarity, but not quite hazy. The head leaves little lacing. Feel: Near medium body and medium carbonation. Flavor: Markedly tart. Puckering tartness. Some tamarind flavor at a well set level. High tartness for style. O: Bold and recommended. .. and this from someone who doesnít like tamarind or many sour beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
Hazy amber. White hezd laces like a blanket. Holy cow the aroma is sour. The the flavor is all sour malt. This is the funkiest beer Iíve tasted by a mile. I donít know whether to say its overdone or not. Way, way sour. My goodness.I think its turned to vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Location: Draft at the brewpub, 1/23/14

Aroma: The aroma is sweet and tart, sour fruit, oak, and some vinegar
Appearance: It pours an amber color with a mid-sized beige head and average lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, sour and a little sweet, oak notes, and an odd finish
Palate: The body is medium, it has an alright feel, and an average carbonation
Overall Impression: Thought this one was a pretty decent, though slightly flawed sour. Certainly worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Amber with a cream head. Prune, sour, vinegar, oily, and tart. Easy palate, vinegar, blue cheese, prune, nail polish, and tart finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1306) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Golden, mostly transparent. Smells like straight vinegar, unfortunately. Fruity on the palate, tamarind shines through brightly. Ignore the aroma and I'm sold.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(Growler) clear, deep amber, wispy white bubbles. Nose of taco pits, taco seasoning, bleu cheese, stinky armpits, vinegar, gross. Taste of sweet vinegar, lightly sour, not complex, tamarind, odd, canít get past the nasty taco arm pit smell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Orange-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is very acetic with some brown sugar notes thrown in. The flavor has some tart tamarind notes as well as some dark fruit (prunes and cherries). There is also some sweet brown sugar notes and some vinegar-like character. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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