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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (20445) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draft @ Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart weak funky woody aroma. Fruity sour tart weak funky woody flavor. Has a fruity sour tart funky finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (15321) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Draught at Stone Liberty Station, San Dieo. "Sour Saturday" during SDBW 2015. Hazy golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Sourish earthy funky aroma, brett, woody, citrus, peach, grapes, some pine apples, grapefruit, some rubber, tart and a bit floral. Sourish woody flavor, funky, brett, hay, citrus, peach, some pine apples, earthy, cheese, some floral notes. Absolutely amazing, world class-sour. Love how the fruits are still showing along with the funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Hazy copper pour with a white head. Intense wine aroma, mild vinegar, dark fruits, and a solid acidity. Dry wood and earthy funk, berries, and perhaps just a hint of Worcestershire sauce. Combination of acetic and lactic sourness on the tongue. Lots of berry, hints of cherry, and a strong wine note. Drying oak, mild earthy funk, and a fairly sour finish. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12957) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy gold with a white head that did some lacing. Aroma is firmly sour - suggesting light stone fruits with a bit of citrus. Med body. Flavor is like moderately sour peach/apricot with some citrus. Gets earthy, maybe a touch of pedio, note in the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Keg at Beer Run. Hazy pale golden, thin fizzy head. Aroma of white wine, lemon, funk, pale malt. The taste is pale malt, grape, lemon and a mild tart finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
On tap at Apex, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out a lovely tartness, some funk, and saison yeast. Flavour is complex, with barnyard funk, tartness, and saison yeast. Really well-balanced and cohesive. The tartness in this is wonderful. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Cloudy yellow, white head. Man this is badass. Sour, white wine notes, perfect amount of wood imparted. Lemony goodness with a bit of yogurt. Its quite sour but soooo drinkable. YES!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015
[ Tap ][ 4oz ][ FW Barrelworks ][ $2.50 ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.22.15 ]
>> Sour Opal. Clear orange pour, wispy white foam, effervescent. Nose is more funky than the other sours on tap at today, mild mildew oddity that isn’t the first time to rear its head in the tasting room today, tamarind, salted tomato, tamarind bean. Sharply sour beginning, lemon water end. As it warms up, this beer cleans up quite nicely to be more lambic-esque with leathery red grapefruit, sharp lime acid, oak, and tamarind bean. Sharply acidic throughout, but mostly citric/lactic. More aggressive than Feral One and more lambic than any of the others. Quite impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Levi’s place. Thanks Levi. Golden. Sour aroma, cobwebs, oak, vinegar, some fruitiness. Sour flavor with lacto, vinegar, fruitiness, oak, bone-dry finish. Medium-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy yellow-golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of tart lemon, oak, earth into a bit of white wine, more funky, cheesy notes into a bit of bretty earthy notes as well. Taste is a mix of earth, grass, bread, white wine, hints of funk into a bit of brett, cheese, tart lemon, finishing tart, funky.

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