Natty Greene’s Cellar Series American Sour
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Red wax top, bottle count 240.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle #104 of 240. Bottled in September ’12. 22oz bottle split and shared with a friend on NYE. His first ’Sour’ so he was quite excited. Poured my allotment into a small tulip glass. This beer pours a cloudy ruby-tinted amber. A large billowy white head rests atop. Pretty lace sticks to the glass edge. Aroma is tart and funky. Wet wood, hay, sour fruits, just the slightest of vinegar burn. All wrapped up together, this is one potent little concoction. A nice velvety feel greets me, with moderate carbonation. A bit syrupy at times, but overall this has got a nice feel to it. This beer starts out with a mildly-puckering tartness, and as I sip, the tartness stays, but there’s also a subtle sweet character that joins forces making this a real treat! Flavors of pickle juice, vinegar, tart cherries, mild cranberry, all wrapped up in a woodsy oak-like flavor. I was really impressed with this one. My two favorite NG beers to date have been their ’sour’ beers, this one, and their Oak-Aged Farmhouse back in ’09. Now I need to get my hands on some of the 230th Anniv. Sour! Who wants to hook me up?
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2012 Total Score: 4.4
Originally reviewed: 11/15/09. Had this on tap for it’s final release at Stick & Stones in Greensboro. Came out a ruddy copper color with just a ring of foam around the edge on top. No lace present. Smells of fresh apples, some light barn funk, yeast, wisps of booze, cherries. Wow. The scent is wonderful on this beer. The mouth is bit on the light side. Some light carbonation present on the tongue. This is fairly slick going down. The oak presence smooths this one just right. Tart apples right off the bat on this beer. Nothing puckering, just a light sour beer that is very pleasant. Mild sweetness on the finish of cherry cobbler. Hop bitteress is low. I could drink these all night. Too bad this was the final night of this beer. Here’s hoping they bring it back one day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to Beau. Pours a cloudy brown with white head. The aroma is cherry tart and sour fruit. Medium mouthfeel with light sourness and tart in the finish. Easy to drink a good sour from Natty Greenes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG in the lobby. Pours leariah amber aith a fine, creamy cap. Tangy berries in the nose. Light to medium sweet flavor, some ripe and dry berries, light tang. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Big tabgy finish, dry berries, light salt and vinegar. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
Botella. Hazy amber colour. Fruity sour woody yeasty aroma. Flavour is sour and woody with fruit and caramel. Vinegar noticed. Quite pleasant indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Bottle #89/230. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour woody acidic aroma. Fruity sour tart woody caramel flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody caramel finish.
Earlier Rating: 7/8/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour tart light woody aroma. Fruity sour tart acidic flavor with weak hints of oak and citrus. Has a sour tart oaky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6911) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2012
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks jmborggren). Looks good; a semi-transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells solid; Flanders and funk. Tastes like it smells, only better, with a good mouthfeel. I dig this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14612) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Coconut, ryebread, fruity, toasted, oakey, light lacto, light acetone notes, nice sourness, toasted, caramel, nice wooden, some light tobacco notes, vinegar notes. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light acidic aroma of red wine with notes of oak. Light acidic flavour of red wine and oak. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
75 cL bottle, #89/230. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is cherry, toasted to caramelish malty and light wooden. Horseblanket, citric and acetic almost vinegar. Dry and tart finish, light wooden and fruity notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30970) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, wood, caramel, and lacto. The flavor is acidic with notes of brettanomyces, malt, wood, caramel, and lacto, leading to a tart finish.

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