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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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American golden sour ale. A partial sour mash fermented with Brettanomyces L. in an oak barrel.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1789) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Barrel event at Iron Hill on 1/21. Aroma of good sour funk, grape and a hint of yeast. Pours bright blonde and thick. Taste is definite funk, grass, and sour apple with a nice herbal aftertaste. Not too tart and nice and complex. Terrific sour ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3880) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Draft at the 2012 Barrels bourbon and bugs event. Poured a solid bodied hazy yellow with a smaller foamy bright white head. Aroma of lemons, Brett, oaky and band aids. Fuller bodied with soft carbonation and a dry finish. Flavor is t quite as good as the aroma with notes of wood, lemon rinds, band aid and Brett. Pretty good but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2479) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Tap at Maple Shade, Bourbon, Barrels, and Bugs. Pours out a cloudy straw/golden color with a small off white head. Aroma is of oak, brett, funk and light earth. Taste is complex, with some nice tartness, light oaky notes, citrus, lemon, barnyard and light bandaid. All of it comes together very well. Solid sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2010
Tap at BCWC 2010. This is the Iron Hill Maple Shade version- which was ok, but I have had better versions and worse versions at BCTC in the past, but no notes I don’t think. This one is incredibly hazy golden with a very thick tight head that dissipates to form those small independent cloud/iceberg-like head formations that last the whole way through. Aroma is funky, bretted out- lactic and sour notes, earth, bready biscuit malts and gummy wheat malts light pepper spices. Flavor is earthy, doughy leather and earth funks, along with some woody, earth and oak- with a citrus and fruity funkiness as it warms- gets light pineapple and some wild horsey notes- with a yeasty doughy mouthfeel- gets a bit messy overall, but still not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8769) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
On tap at the West Chester location. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a small sized head. Aromas of citrus, fruity, earthy, barnyard, musty, brett, and bananas. Tastes of lemons, brett, oaky, funky, and apples. Lightly tart and refreshing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2008
On tap at IH West Chester for the 08 MUG Club night. Pours a hazy golden/orange with a medium off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of brett, cereal grains, grapes, citrus notes, fruity, barnyard, touch of vanilla and floral. Flavor was a nice match of the same with some cereal/malty notes present, but the brett was there and complimented this golden ale nicely. Really nice Belgian Golden ale that showcased what brett can really add to a brew! Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
(BCTC, draft) Cloudy lemon-yellow body with minimal white head. Aroma is medium sweet, sour/lemon, some funk. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, dusky, some sourness. Acidic medium body, light creaminess.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Tap at BCTC. This one didn’t do it for me. Funkhouse aroma is light but defined. Little complexity. A touch of grape in the flavor quickly degrades into toasted malts and then ugly, acrid mud. The finish is so bad that it completely destroys an otherwise fine beer. I guess this is the kind of beer you have to chug in order to minimize exposure to the finish :)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Carolina Crew Gathering Greenville, NC. Thanks to Ryan for sharing this! Hazy pale color with a fizzy white head. Sour grape aroma. Very acidic up front with slight buttery finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Shared by frumptydumpty. I believe it was a year old handbottle. Pours a pale hazy brew with a thin white head. The nose is tart and acidic, sour grapes, vinous, phenolic. The flavor is at first very tart and sour but then develops a very distinct popcorn jellybean flavor. Tart and acidic mouthfeel.


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