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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5401) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, RED

golden hazy. Woody, pencils on nose pale malts bit of barn. Med bodied, slight tartness, mouthwatering, long fknish. Golden dry honey, biting citrus. Föavourful nice.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Tart and fruity smell with an aroma that reminded me of Sorachi Ace. Similar taste. I didn’t like the aroma on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2701) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Clear golden, white head. Sour, citrus aroma, some funk. Flavour is dry and tart with lemon and cat piss. Has som yoghurt notes. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (16492) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
CBC2016. Fast klare goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch süß malzig, leicht hopfig. Geschmack leicht säuerlich fruchtig, helle Früchte leicht hopfig.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (21110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Keg at cbc16.. Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet funk fruit nose.. Big herbal barnyard funk

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1489) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Sample CBC-16, Copenhagen 14/5-16. Fruity and hoppy with funk, also acdic. Dry and fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (575) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Sample @ CBC 2016. Pours a clear golden colour beer with a small head. Fruity with wood, acidic and citrus. Dry finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2186) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
Tap cbc. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of barn, tannis, funky, citrus, woody, light earthy. Taste is rather tarty, citrus, lemon, tannis and oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7812) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. It pours clear golden with a creamy white head. Sourish berries and acid in the aroma. Marmalade and acidic notes in the flavor. Oak and wood.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34272) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
A hazy golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of lemons, cinnamon, straw, and malt. The flavor is sour with notes of straw, lemons, and citrus fruits, leading.


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