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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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We’ve patiently waited for two years to offer you this exquisite ale! Sour Opal retraces its roots to the lambic cellars of the town of Brussels and the Senne River valley, in Belgium. This American “Gueuze” represents a spectrum of flavors from a traditional barrel aged sour ale, complete with aromas of aged cheese and a distinct earthy mustiness that can only be found in a well cellared barrel aged sour. The complexity and balanced flavors of Sour Opal can be attributed first to the crisp assertive tannic acidity of the Viognier barrels. Oak-derived flavors and aromas mingle with guava, passion fruit, pineapple and tart cherry notes. This beer rounds out with a crisp clean and quenching acidity as well as a mild grape fruitiness that is intensified by a higher carbonation level.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1662) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
bottle. Pours clear golden, no head whatsoever, yet a lively carbonation. Sweet pineapple and vanilla aroma, light malt, lactobcillus. Light sweet body, high on sourness, taste is bland and lacks subtle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7944) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
On tap at Whole Foods Montrose. Pours a cloudy orage with medium frothy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is oak, brett, tropical fruit. Thin mouth, light funk, oak, brett, nice tartness, very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle - pours gold white head - nose/taste of oak, sour, wine, lactic - medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (5907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2016
Bottle. Yellow pour with white head. Herbal, fruit, wine, oak aromas. Nice fruity, tropical, wine, oak Flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2016
Batch 1 bottle shared by a friend. Poured just a slightly Hazed golden colour leaving a small white ring on top. Nose is hit with a weird combination of spiced Brett, sour earthy funk, spiced acetone, sweet vanilla oak, dried apricots, plums, grains, nutmeg, sour cheese, vinegar tartness. Very weird combination of flavours. Allmost to unbalanced. Ok, was expecting a bit more of this

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philus (35) - Bazel, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2016
Batch 1 : Shared with kraddel. Unclear, orangy, small white head. Smell is oak, sour, dry. Quite fresh, quite subtle sourness considering it’s American, oak. Nice oen!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5639) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2016
Batch 1 : Bottle shared with Phillus. pours unclear blonde, small white head. Smell is oak, sour, dry, bourbon-like woody notes. Taste is fresh, sour, oak, OK mf and carbo. nice

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jake65 (3234) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle share, thanks to Toby for this one. Clear crisp golden color with a tiny thin ring of head. Huge aroma of sour and tropical fruits. Love the balance of sour and acidity, great fruity vibe. Barrel treatment adds a nice warm oak presence. Really really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3534) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle share. Tart, sharp sour accents in aroma and taste. Still relatively smooth and drinkable. Bone dry finish, lingering excellence.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4973) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
375ml bottle thanks to Toby. pours out cloudy straw topped with a small head. nose is coconut sour notes and lots of barrels. Taste is more of the coconut plenty of tart sour pucker and a nice sweetness.


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