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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   IBU: 5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This beer is my current project with countless hours spent conceptualizing the process and design behind Petite Sour. While this is the "table version" of our Farmhouse ale "Surette", the process is a blend of brewing techniques from farmhouse breweries which use to span from Northern Germany to Northern France. Drawing inspiration from Berliner-weisse, Gose, Farmhouse Wit and Saison, Petite Sour is a true farmhouse beer. For this rendition I used a mixed culture of lacto and Brett to ferment a portion of the beer giving a cleaner acidity compared to the previous spontaneous batch. This batch of Petite Sour was again fermented and aged in our oak foeder as a blend of two beers. I’ll continue to tweak the recipe and process until this beer gets to…well, wherever our travels lead us

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from a generous trader shared at tasting at my house. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of bright lemon, yeast and funk. Moderate acidity - not overpowering. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Beautifully colored gem. Ruby red vibramt clear pour. Light taste. Super sour and amazing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2317) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Rose petal version. Tart but very approachable. Tang with a nice herbal flavor. Nice light sour aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7610) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
375, capped. Pours a cloudy bright medium golden amber with a loose white head that sticks around. Big candied lemon nose with hints of cotton candy. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Candied lemon and hints of cotton candy on the mid palate. Mild tart sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a very cloudy, murky golden yellow color with dark ripe banana hues and a half finger off-white head that quickly dissapears. Minimal spotty lacing. Musty, slightly funky aroma with a nice farmhouse/barnyard presence along with toasted oak, lactic funk and musty brett. Almost wheat/Berliner like with sourdough bread, citrus juice, wild yeast and a lactic cheese character. Lots of lemon citrus character and the lactic funk stands out more as it warns. Full bodied, especially for the style with a really nice balance of barrel, dry, musty brett, citrus acidity and lactic funk. Crisp and refreshing with lemon acidity nicely complimenting the dry, musty brett. Dry toasted oak carefully blended in, melding nicely and not overpowering the other notes. Nice carbonation/spritzer like with the lactic funk coming on strong in the back end with subtle cheesiness. Well balanced and easy to drink considering the complexity. I really enjoyed this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Wonderful sour, cool and crisp with cidery apple notes, a bit oaky, nice tartness with berry flavors

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4170) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2015
23 oct 2025, bottle. Pink. Nose is faintly tart and a bit yeasty. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Tastes like smarties candy and faintly tart. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
procraste (472) - FRANCE - OCT 5, 2015
C’est une chouette bière et je me retrouve tout con lorsqu’il s’agit de décrire ma dégustation .. Avec les Sour/gueuze et autres, je vois bien qu’il y a des différences, mais les mots et le recul me manquent ... En tout cas, ça a l’avantage d’être léger ( moins plombant qu’une gros stout par exemple ) autant que parfumé tout en stimulant joyeusement les papilles.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RalphE (1) - Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2015 does not count
The last of the original breed pulled from the cellar to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. Nice smooth blend of subtle complexity. From Chad’s early nomadic efforts at Funkwerks. We both agreed that there has been nothing tastier!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is stone fruit, wheat, funk, oak. Thin mouth, tart wheat, nice funk, clean, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CousinBrenden (131) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Reddish to orange color with very light carbonation. Smell of musty oak and tart stone fruit. Flavor tart and fruity, great balance of the two. Saison like finish without the prick carbonation. Similar to a nice lambic.

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