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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (971) - 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 (6876) - 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 (4665) - 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 (5016) - , 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

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3496) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer is clearish tangerince color with a light white head. Aroma is a nice balance of sweet and sour. Peaches come through with some nice sour. The taste is the same, sour and tart with a balance peach.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Thin head with very low retention. bubbles are thin and seperated. whispy at best. Beer is crystal clear with a copper tint. I would expect cloudiness but iím thinking this is filtered/pastuerized smell is acetic with hints of stale malt. peach and dried wood as well. mostly lactic and acetic. taste is dry oak/sawdust a bit of fruity peachiness. there is a strange taste in here that just doesnít seem normal for style, like a bit of BMC swirled in. decent amount of sourness both lactic and acedic. rough around the edges though. the mouthfeel is definately jaged. its not rounded or mellow, rough. prickly, acidic. if it was smoother it would be incredibly drinkable. I think this is a hot weather beer. drinkablility might be its greatest acheivment and it does kill the sour crave which, for its price, is an awesome accomplishment.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Thin peachy nectarine color with a lacing on the edges and spiderwebs in the middle. Thin peach flavor with Bretty sourness, hops, and lemon zest. Peachy bitterness and more sour with thin stinging carbonation and very dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
From Notes. A big thanks to Armin, for introducing me to this and La Folie as my first ever sours. I am in his debt! I wonderfully tart, slightly fruity aroma, lots of white fruit and a touch of sweetness. Flavor is much the same, not overly complex but tasty. Goes down very easy. A great beer, and one that holds a special place in my stomach.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma is as described- sweet peaches and notes of sour yogurt and light fruits. Flavor of tart peach upfront with lingering tangy sour notes. Definitely more of the sour notes come out vs. the peach but it is a good balance. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]


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