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Brau Brothers Bancreagie 26 Peated Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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This is not our typical Bancreagie! Bancreagie Sour 26 was brewed smokier and heavier in an effort to handle eight months of barrel-aging. A hot, summer barrel rest with a noticeable dose of souring bacteria builds a unique, tart beer. Up front, tangy fruit reminiscent of apple, cherry and plum dominate, but then give way to vanilla, caramel, tobacco & sweet smoke.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Des balbutiements de flocons fumés se cachent dans une complexe soupe acétique et chaude avec une bonne présence des sucres. Cerises, tabac, chocolat noir, fenouil, noisettes et cendres font partis de l’éventail.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (4377) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2015
thanks to whoever brought this. This is very tasty. Good peat flavors. Great tartness. Very tart, nuanced like scotch. Yum

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, vinegar, smoked malts with a hint of applewood, some vanilla in there with some tobacco as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, tobacco, vanilla, hints of cocoa powder into a bit of vinegar, lacto, some fruited notes with a hint of oak, finishing smoky, slightly tart. It is very interesting, and the combo works well for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1052) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
split this bottle while watching the Vikes in Dec. 2014. Better when it warmed a bit. Strange brew, but I kinda like the peat vs. sour interplay

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghostbeer (37) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
This was a birthday present that I loved. I like the regular bancreagie and this one didn’t disappoint. There is a sourness but it isn’t overdone. It works well with the peaty smokiness and huge malt bill from the ale. Very good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hypo_Luxa (58) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 8, 2014
Peat aroma builds in the aroma. Sour dough bread. Taste is sour, vanilla, cherry, peat but not too much, just the right amount. Apple cider. Bitterness is similar to chewing on the but of a dry cigar. This beer has so many layers to explore. Take your time with it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle, shared by Ferris. Orange amber body, off white head. Leathery peat married to a Flemish sour brown profile, caramel and dark fruits, old apples. Not puckeringly sour, and not astringently leathery either, so I guess this comes off as balanced in its own way. Certainly very interesting; I liked it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6759) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle - Soured dark malts and some peat. Cloudy maroon with a deck beige head. Tart cherry, malts and some peat. Wild and crazy,and funny enough not the best peated sour, but still good,

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle, must’ve been courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Clear caramel color, off white edge head. Aroma of butterscotch. Taste is softly sour, very malty, earthy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has sour red fruit with a bit of pear and an earthy grain backbone. Flavor has a good amount of sour red fruit with a growing pear note and a light roasted malt note underlying.


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