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Lakefront Wisco/Rosie Sour Blend

Lakefront Wisco/Rosie Sour Blend
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   ABV: -
We blended Wisconsinite with some limited production sour beer, Rosie, to give a little tartness and add some complexity to one of the best summer beers out there. This is a one of a kind blend that will never be seen again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbaaron (1978) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2013
Besides scores - Unfortunate nonsensical notes from tasting. Not as flavorful as I hoped, but still a nice little beer - very inoffensive. Would make for a fantastic summer Sunday morning beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2012
On tap. Poured cloudy pale peach with almost no head on top. The aroma picked up sour cherry vinegar and oak over some pale malt.. well-balanced and interesting. The flavor found lightly tart pineapple, oak, and vinegar, with a bit of cherry skin accent.. came together well and left a memorable finish. Light-medium bodied and grainy on the palate.. OK feel and flow, but not quite a “4”.. Rosie did most of the work here, but it was a good blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2012
From a cask at Comet back in June but I didn’t put it in since I deemed it a two pull. Murky amber with a minimal head presence. Aroma is grainy with fruity yeast and bready malts. Taste is Wisconsinite with a touch of Rosie. Fruity and yeasty with a bit of funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW - on cask as a special release. I was waiting in line at The Livery and this just came up randomly. I happened to be standing in the right place at the right time for this awesome gem... pours a flat basically headless murky golden orange. I’ll admit I didn’t know much about this brew as I was trying it, but I was expecting a sour. Mainly it was plain, some bready malts, citrus, and sweetness, but there was basically no tartness at all. Meeehhhhhh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3205) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2012
On cask at The Rigby - Pours cloudy orange amber with no head. Nose is fruity banana and melon, light spice, and a hint of cherries. Taste is more Wisconsinite, with a bit of sour, tart cherries. A bit of funk, and some mineral dryness. Has a sweet grapefruit aspect to it. Thick body, pretty smooth. Overly fruity, but I like that in a beer--I think the blend is better than both the beers by themselves, but that’s just me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2012
On tap
What do you get when you take two mediocre beers from an average brewer and blend them? A sour ale that does not have the punch you would expect. This tastes more like a mimosa than an American sour.

Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy orange body looks like a melted creamsicle milkshake diluted with water from ice cubes. Completely flat there is nothing going on. Ripe bananas and traces of mango are fruity yet uninspiring.

Flavor / Palate - The first sip is less like beer than a mixed champagne drink. Creamy ice cream sticks to the palate. While not exceptionally flawed this has few remarkable aspects. I should have passed and gone with something from Destihl’s or Revolution’s parties instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Cask pour on at The Rigby (Madison, WI). Pours a richly deeply hazed amber hue, like homemade apple sauce. A cakey whitish head atop sticks around large, laces well and sticks around. Aromas are gentle citrus, estery fruit, bits of sour cherry and mellow lactic element. Gentle yeasty quality, touches of spice, clove, and citrus. Mellow sour element. Initial is gentle sourness, kiss of cherry, lactic acid, mellow brett giving way quickly to a wheaty malt base. Flaked wheat, straw, and grass. Gentle estery apple, lemons. Touches of sour cherry, flaked wheat, dryness. Middle offers more lactic and sour kicks, gentle acidity, touches of clove, fruit, dryness. Backend gives way to spice and kicks of sourness/tart elements. The Wisconsinite base gives some life, a bit spicy and wheaty overall. Some dryness, gentle brett, some odd vanilla elements. Gentle clove, fresher citrus, gentle funky yeast elements. Almost an odd spiciness lingering on. Grabs me at times, loses me at others. An ok brew, nice play on the blend. A bit spicy and clovey overall. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
A special firkin tapped on Friday prior to GTMW Dark muddy straw pour w/ a whispy white head Aroma dominated by sour fruit then touches of grainy elements. Average palate Flavor is a light wheat beer with hints of a sour quality like a super light NG sour brown really. Some apple skin in the finish. Odd not a "good beer" in a traditional sense but I enjoyed it.

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