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Cismontane Oxalis Pes Caprae Sour Blonde Ale

Cismontane Oxalis Pes Caprae Sour Blonde Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Sour Blonde Ale aged in wine barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle shared by tmoney99- thanks again, Tom! Pours a hazy pale gold color with a small white head. Aroma of straw, dough, lemon, and leaves. Flavor of lemon, apricot, sourdough, and cheesecloth. Light-bodied, with a bready, tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Decent sour blonde, but it didnít pick up much of the wine barrel character at all, from what I could tell.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium sour & sweet fruit flavor with a medium sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2014
500ml bottle, shared by tmoney99. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Some mostly loose ropes and dots of lace. Good lemon, citrus in the nose. White wine thing going on. Zesty, sweet taste, lightly tart. Great long oaky lemony citric aftertaste. Medium body. Lightly slick. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Smooth, tasty, refreshing sour blond.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
500 ml bottle to snifter (shared by Tmoney99). Looks good for the style; a hazy blonde with white lacing. Smells tart and lightly doughy with mild white wine notes. Tastes like it smells, minus the wine. Average on the palate. Solid, but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (4551) - Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have tart /sour citrus, some off funk, pale malt, finish is very soft, flavor is not very sour at all. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from ? Pours translucent gold with a white smear. Light sour aroma. Near med body. Flavor is rather meh. Itís only a little sour. Lightly fruity. Lightly oaky. Maybe some grape. Not getting anything like "buttercup". Or would I know buttercup? Hm. Not really exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6022) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy blonde with a huge off-white head and a fruity and yeast aroma. There is a moderately sour pale malt flavor with a white wine finish. Not a whole lot of flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (9950) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle shared by GT @ Richardís. Clear golden pour with a white head. Sulfur, pennies, and grass on the nose. Grape, straw, peach, and some lemon. A bit of phosphorous/match head. Flavor is kind of metallic and sulfuric. Straw, white grape, peach, and some lemon zest. A bit tart, dry, and grassy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7900) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
500mL from Vendome. Cap looked like it wasnít capped correctly- looked wonky. Needs QCing. Cloudy straw, weak foam. Juicy apricot nose with skunk, sulphur. Taste is metallic, licking pennies, nectarine. Refreshing at least. Palate is dusty, tannic. Not so bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2052) - Petaluma, USA - AUG 22, 2013
First Iíd like to say that the plant species Oxalis pes-caprae can go fuck itself. What an obnoxious weed. This beer is kinda like a cross between Orval and berliner weisse -- but not as good as that would hypothetically be. Light orangey gold with a big white head. Bananas and oranges on the nose, tart wheaty influence there as well as the flavor. Mildly sour, lots of wheat, nice mild toasty oak in the finish. Some Chardonnay grapes as well. This isnít going to blow anyoneís socks off with complexity but itís easy to drink and pleasantly tart.


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