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Brau Brothers Bancreagie 26 Peated Sour Ale

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Woodshed 3.0! 75cl bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a tight tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up malts, vague sourness and little else. The taste delivers smooth malts, smooth somewhat soured citrus that is sweetened by sugary malt notes and then sense of green to red apple fruitiness. This is a tasty sour where there’s a nice balance from front to back with a pleasing level of refreshment. What smoke is there comes across soft and subtle and adds just a bit more depth and interest. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3193) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown with a decent head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is earthy and funky with a bit of lemony fruitiness and a good bit of balsamic vinegar.

The flavor is both peaty & smoky but also quite fruity and sour. It’s got a really neat blackberry character to it. It’s earthy and keeps the vinegar character at a fairly low level.

Cool

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8943) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Reddish pour. Sour apples, light smoke/peat. A very interesting combo of smoke and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (832) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Thanks to Bacterial for this one. Pours clear ruby with khaki head. Cherries, caramel, medium body. Peat is present, but isn’t too strong, which keeps things nicely together. Reminds me some of Silver City Le Fat. I’m not usually a fan of too much peat, but this one works -- I dug it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2017) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. Im a sucker for all thing peat so this is welcome addition to tis wild day. pours brown with nose of the wonderful earthy peat I love so much along wth some fruitiness. tastes of peat, apple, plums, tobacco, molasses, and leather. nice change of pace sour

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Bottle at WWBA. Pours brown with tan head. Nose/taste of peat, smoke, ash, funk, apple and plum. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BLADT (509) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark brown. Hot nose of woos, moss, and sherry. Is that leather? Inviting. Taste is tart berries off set with peat and earth notes. Some vanilla. Yum.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (493) - - MAY 30, 2014
Thin filmy head with a clear crimson/ruby red color. Aroma of red wine, grapes, apples and cherries with some caramel malts and vanilla at the back. It isn’t as sour as the nose leads you to believe but the flavor consists of apples, and brett yeasts with vanilla, peated malts, and smokiness on the back. Heavier body with some mild carbonation. Interesting concept but it works well!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (796) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Amber red color, big foamy head. Vineous aroma. Taste- unique fusion of smoked Scotch whiskey malt and sour yeasty berry flavors. It's sour but there's a prominent ripe, jammy berry sweetness as well. It's good but weird to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Atom (1301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle pours a cola brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of smoked peat and sweet caramel malt. Tastes like smoked band-aids. That’s all I’m going say and one sip is all I’m going to drink.


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