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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7656) - 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 (33405) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
From tap. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is herbal. Citric. Smooth fruity. Wineous. Wooden. Dry and slight citric. Smooth fruity and wineous fruity finish. Dry and crisp fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3625) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Pours clear golden with low white head. Aroma of lime, passion fruit, light mango, mild bretta. Taste is medium tart, mild fruit finish with hints of lime. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap at CBC2016, Copenhagen. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, citrus and tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6052) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Draught @ CBC 2016, Copenhagen. Pours clear yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, wood, toffee, tart fruits and bretta. Taste is funky, sourish and tart with loads of vanilla, oak and wood. Finish is tart, citrusy and woody with some oak, vanilla and bretta. Pretty tasty.,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (5862) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016. Pours golden color with a thin white head. Funky, woody, ripe fruits in aroma. Flavor has tartness, funk, ripe fruits, peaches. Balanced, tasty. High drinkability

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2658) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
CBC 2016. Pours golden with a low white head. Aromas of funk, bretta, honey, citrus, apple. Taste is somewhat sour with nice barrel aged notes and fruity tones. Mouthfeel is smooth yet a bit dry with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (4083) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
14.05.2016, tap @ CBC:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild sour-ish, whitewine barrel, yeast, sour grass, hints of dried fruits and citrus. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry, soda powder, oak, sour grass, whitewine barrel, citrus acid, grain, unripe berries, hints of butterscotch. Medium bitterness, slightly dry sour-ish mouthfeel. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2478) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Pours hazy golden with low white head Aromas of tart green grapes, garden leaves, green apples, ripe fruits Taste has notes of tart green grapes, over ripe fruits, citrus, garden leaves


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