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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Our first foray into the funky world of lambic style beers. These traditional Belgian style ales are exposed to both wild yeast and bacteria, as well as the addition of fruit, during the secondary fermentation. Ours began back in 2010, with the blend of two wheat ales and inoculated with Brettanomyces Lambicus, Brettanomyces Bruxellensis and lactobacillus. We then added ollalieberries—no, that’s not a typo—and waited patiently for two years! The result is amazing: a distinctively, dry, cidery, fruity, vinuous and oh-so sour beer. Bracing and refreshing.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours a grapefruit red color. Tart but not over sour. A good taste of raspberry for my palate. Part of Walker’s Wild Ride during LA Beer Week.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
(Draught) Pours a murky amber body with a small white head. Aroma of vinegar, berries, caramel, oak, and burning rubber. Flavor of berries, pedio, wood, yeast, vinous, earth, medicinal, and brett.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 5, 2012
5/10/12 notes: draft. Pours lightly hazy gold-orange, small head. Aroma is clean citrus pith, kumquat, citric acidity. Flavor has similar dry tartness, bits of residual fruit elements. Full flavored and surprisingly mature.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Draft at Stone sour ale fest 2012. Hazy gold/red with an off white head. Lots of berries, red wine grape, oak barrel character, berry skins, acidic sourness, caramel, and light graininess. I like it. For such a huge sour the abv is disguised amazingly well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pours a murky reddish color with an off-white head. Tastes and smells a lot like Fruity Pebbles. A mild vinegar note to both the aroma and flavor, too. A touch of oak, and ollaliberry, maybe some wood, and quite a bit of sweetness overall (I’m guessing from the fruit). Just okay, kind of a let down.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
On tap at Stone Sour Fest. I’ve been wanting to try this beer for over a year since I heard about it. Pours a golden, hazy blonde with a minimal white head. Aroma is slightly sour but overall not memorable or overly nice in the glass. Taste is initially slightly sour, then goes to a buttery, malt, liquor finish. No ollaliberry at all here. Also wondering if this beer is the same as described here as I really didn’t get the 11% on this one. sad face.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Tap @ Apex... Poured a hazy, reddish/orange with a moderate, light khaki head. Nose had acidity with mild funk and oak. Nice sourness, not overly tart which was excellent. Some fruitiness, earthiness, wine-like vinous tones, grapes, light cherries. Hints of wood and a light puckering sourness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Clear golden orange with almost no head. Pleasant sour green apple aroma and taste with an overly tart vinegar finish. Too much sour not enough balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Ap. Pours a salmon pink no head. Aro. Sweet and tart berry ,sugar. Taste. Tart berry barrel metallic tart finish. Mouth. Astringent, medium bodied with modest bubbles. Overall: A fantastic stab at a sour from FSW.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
On tap (listed at 11% info sent: a blend of big and little opal, down to 8%, aged in french oak vigonger barrels with bugs. enough ollaliberry added to create a lab tested alcohol of 11% -According to the brewer Matt B.) Pours with a hazed red body and no head. Aromas are spicy, red wine, french oak, huge berry notes, caramel, vanilla, tobacco, bright, light booze, burgundy, awesome! Flavors are bright and acidic, with funk, wood, light diaper, some alcohol, vegital berry and tannic oak in the finish. Dry and a bit thin. Low carbonation and a bit of astringent berry (and tannins) in the finish. Really well hidden ABV. Looking forward to the future (apparently a bright future) of FW sours! A very tasty start!


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