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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
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This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV

2009 Project: 8.33% ABV
2011 Project: 9.73% ABV
2012 Project: 8.85% ABV
2013 Project: 9.30% ABV


ACHops' rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (949) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours light pale yellow with no head. Tart grapes and a hint of vinegar on the nose. Light initial tartness that fades quickly. Crisp malts balance perfectly. Thin refreshing taste. Someone just said this would be perfect at 11 in the morning and that sounds about right. Carries a premium but these guys know their sours.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1856) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
2013 project. Medium tart and sour. Oak. Getting some hops and bitterness, almost like is a dry hopped sour. Good amount of white wine.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Sour grapes and Chardonnay balance. Lacto tartness and a perception of a tart Belgian candy. Medium carbonation with a dry blanc character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3206) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Headless opaque blond-brown. Stinky, agricultural stink, funky aroma, very, very funky taste, yeasty, a little earthy and very sour. A little carbonated, very earthy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - APR 21, 2015
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at kerenmk’s place. Hazy golden. Big vinous grapes aroma with wood, some lacto, and funk, a bit farty. Sour flavor with grapes, wine, wood, lacto, and an alcoholic touch. Medium-bodied.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 1, 2015
Love this type, with big wine notes some fruity esters, some alcohol heat, mild phenolics. Plenty of barrel funk and Brett. Quad style defiantly comes through. Such a great balance of winery character and sour ale character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4470) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle, 2012 Project. Pours hazy golden, small white head that diminishes fairly quickly leaving a ring and some lacing. Aroma is straight up white grape juice, with some funk and oak underneath. Flavor is also very white grape forward, vinous, but not really wine like, really like welch’s grape juice. Oak notes are also prominent, lending some acidity. Light plus tartness, and just enough barnyard funk to keep things interesting. Lightish body, champagne like carbonation. Pretty interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3144) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a cloudy yellow/golden color with a white head. The aroma was of grapes and sour fruits. The taste was of light sour grapes and a nice tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5502) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sampled at ESBLS. Yellowish and very hazy. This is funky and very tart with all kinds of fruit. I get melons, lemons, and white grapes. Barrel funkiness along with the bacteria. Quite nice and very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (299) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours golden orange with minimal head. Strong grape and funk aroma. Taste some vinegar sour with dry finish. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Nice light amber pour. Aroma is of very strong sour grapes. Flavor matches aroma, very well balanced. I’ve tried both the 2012 and 2013 and both are very similar (although vary a bit in ABV)


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