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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Barrel Aged Kentucky Common is a modern interpretation of a style native to pre-prohibition Louisville. Historically the beer was dark in color, creamy, and tart as a result of the introduction of lactobacillus bacteria by sour mashing. Local Option Bierkwerker took up the task of brewing this once familiar style – electing to use specialty grains rather than a large percentage of corn – yielding an adventurous taste profile befitting both conventional and courageous palates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Interesting beer. It is a mix of a porter, jelly donut, brett and sourness. Definitely interesting. Not the greatest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11175) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the Local option, with the brewers, the owner. Several samples of a Flanders Red I realize there really isn’t any cherry here, and my palate can walk out scott-free. Coffee! aroma, brown colour, lacey, creamy. I am told only 2 brewers in the USA do this, and I am told from my fellow raters, that someone tried it at a one off cask fest in Ontario.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11000) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Draft a at Local Option, Chicago. Pours clear brown with a tiny off white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic, aspects on the nose becoming downplayed and replaced by tart fruit. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Rating: 5/26/2012 Tap at New Albanian. Sour cherry and malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Mild lactic sour cherry and malt flavor. Lightly sour - a great summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
Taster on tap at Against the Grain. Mostly clear, dark red brown color. Head fades to nothing. Nice big kind of tart nose... Cherry, light vinous notes in the aroma. Some tannin. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Nice bigger sour taste, light spiciness, bigger tannin in the flavor. Hints of chocolate, dark fruit. Lightly sticky, light sour bite in the finish. Tasty, flavorful sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2/28/14. On tap at Against the Grain. Dark pour, deep brown, with a small khaki head. Vinous aroma, lightly tart, a little funky, malty, caramel. Pretty sour flavor, some underlying roastiness, toasted caramel, and nuttiness, reminds me of a dark sour (which I guess it is, sort of).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (7675) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Local Option, Chicago. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is liqourice malt and a hint of vanilla in the background. The flavour is strong sour with a vinegar palate that totally dominates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft at festival, darker cola pour, light peat/smoke. Light wood in finish, tart in between. Tart. Unique and quite good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Draft on tap at Local Option Salad Days event (Chicago, IL). Quick stop in to rate this bad boy too. Pours a rich deeper brown hue, firm haze in the body, some touches of brownish amber glow on the bottom and edges. A cakey beige head sticks around, laces ok. Sticks around well, pretty. Aromas are some stark gentle wild yeast elements, gentle brett, lacto, and some dry toasty malts. Mellow red fruit, more biscuit, gentle yogurt and cobwebs. A bit vague. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied offering some gentle dark fruit, touches of tartness, cherry, some mellow toast, biscuits, dry elements. Gentle bretty funk and dryness, darker biscuity malts. Middle shows a more impressive cherry element, lacto sharp tartness, mellow dryness, touches of biscuit, toast, and bready malts. The cherry kinda comes into it’s own in the middle. Backend offers yogurt, dryness, touches of prickly tartness, yeasty elements. A gentle carbonation, some toast and biscuits, grainy malts, and touches of earth. Mellow wild yeast beer. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draught at Country Boy. Amber brown color. Sour reddish with a nice deep sour taste.
Earlier Rating: 10/20/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Draught at Local Option. Brown body.Tan head. Slightest taste of chocolate. But then big sour tart taste takes over. I like this a lot.

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