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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Ericís Ale, named for long time New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar, combines a dry, sour beer aged up to three years in oak foeders with a semi sweet, higher alcohol base beer. The resulting blend is re-fermented with peach juice, creating a smooth ale with subtle peach tones and a warm, spicy finish. The aroma has pleasant hints of vanilla and tropical fruit, the wood characteristics are present but nicely muted.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Denver Rare Beer Tasting. Fairly clear, light yellow orange appearance with an off white head. Funky, mildly sour, tangy lemon citrusy aroma. Moderately sour, tangy lemon, funky flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Pour is a light hazy orange with a nice distinct lasting lace. Aroma wow! smell like sour patch kids after being sucked on for as second mixed with sugary wheaty cereal. Taste Yes! A little candied sugar upfront quickly followed by dry mouth puckering lemon hay sour. Then it finishes with dry and crisp like a great brutt champagne. AWESOME!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1083) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap at Beachwood SourFest 2011. Pours a hazy orange with some white head. Aroma is sweet with some peach coming out and mild sour notes. Taste is more sweet than sour but fairly well balanced. Peaches are distinct all the way through the taste but does seem artificial to some degree or at least more sweet than a peach usually is. Mouth feel is a little weak with nothing really happening there like I get from a lot of NB beers. Overall it was interesting and something that I would like to try from the bottle to pick up the difference but not something Iíll seek out aggressively.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1765) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2011
First time I had this was on tap at Brouwerís circa 2006. This rating is based off that experience, NOT the one from the bottle I tried recently, which, of course, tastes nothing like this original experimental brew from 5 years ago. I remember being quite WOWed autematically at the dry puckering sensation. Big and dry peachy nose. Flavors bring out dead hops, dried and fresh peach, slight slight hints at oak, and minor sour funk, all blended together fantastically. Long puckery finish that lingers forever. Dank at itís best. Wish it still tasted like this! You can tell the difference between the two so heavily itís insane. New batches must be in the barrel for less than a year compared to the older batches which were more than likely in there for 2+.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5077) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear golden. A bigger off white head. Sourness in the nose. Some peach and apple flavors. Sour but not overly so. Light fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (935) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bomber purchased over a year ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($8.29). Pours a hazy orange-amber (peach color?) with one finger of white foam. Aroma is rather weak but includes notes of vinegar, spicy wood, and some peachiness. Flavor of wet wood, light vinegar, peach (mostly tart but with a hint of sweetness), and bits of caramel. Neither very complex (even after 14 months of aging) nor sour. But it does go down well on this warm evening. (398, 585)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5938) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. The nose has lactose sourness, tart fruity peach, apple, and citrus with a mild sweet malt component. The flavor has the same lactose sourness, tart acidic citrus, peaches with mild sweet malts and vanilla. I had been wanting to try this for some time and was not disappointed. This was an easy drinking sour that I would gladly have again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4114) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Location: Draft at Rogue Public House in San Fran, 5/12/11

Aroma: The nose is fairly malty, yeasty, with both sweet and sour notes
Appearance: The pour is hazy and amber with a beige head atop it
Flavor: It is balanced between sweet and sour upfront, but the finish is much more sour
Palate: The body on this one is fairly clean, it has a sticky mouthfeel, and a fairly dry finish to it
Overall Impression: I liked this one. We donít really get any of the interesting New Belgium beers on the East Coast (just the occasional Fat Tire or Mothership Wit). Well this one was quite interesting, and a very nice offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2011
22oz bomber. Golden-orange clear pour. Sour aroma with a touch of fruit. Hint of grainy malt with very light sweetness and lots of pungent tartness. Sour pie with touches of acetic acid. Dry sour finish (with no discernible peach character) Overall, pretty good, but a bit one dimensional. Label promised notes of vanilla, tropical fruit, and peach that were absent - those sorts of complexities would have really made it a lot better...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a hazy yellow-gold color with a nice white head. The nose is quite nice, bringing a decent amount of lactic sourness as well as green apples and peaches. Other stone fruits present as well. The taste is ever-so-slightly sweet but mostly dry with good lactic action. I like the level of sourness and how it combines with the fruit flavors. Drinks quite well and is another nice sour from them. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-29-2010


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