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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

dukeredhair's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
on tap better weather fest. An amazing sour wild ale with oak and grape skins coming through a nice refreshing pucker. pours brown nice head, clear. aroma is sour vinegar, oak, grape, with a bit of bread. taste is puckering and refreshing, palate is thin and not to clingy to you want more. overall and amazing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16066) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
CBC. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, barnyard and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 140516

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2149) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
Sample @ CBC’16, Copenhagen. Red session. HAzy golden pour with a decent head. Notes of tropical fruits, stone fruit, some light vinous notes, apples and a light tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4344) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
CBC16, red session, tap. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma medium sour, barnyard, tart, lactic, citrusy, grapes, tropical fruit, barrel. Flavor medium+ sour, fruity, barrel, dry, long lasting. Light body.!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1408) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
Tap @ CBC16. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is barnyardy, tannins, citrussy, lactic, nice funk, grapes, tropical fruit. Taste is tart, lactic, grapey, citrussy, tropical, lemon zesty, oaky. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5032) - 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (5441) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2393) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (14807) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (20241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Keg at cbc16.. Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet funk fruit nose.. Big herbal barnyard funk

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1359) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Sample CBC-16, Copenhagen 14/5-16. Fruity and hoppy with funk, also acdic. Dry and fruity finish.

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