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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


AlabastorJones' rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlabastorJones (812) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2009
draft at Stone Brewery, pale cloudy yellow mildy tangerine color, thin white head, aroma is tartness, flavor is quite tart and sour, peach flavors are not very evident, bugs must have ate all the fruit, I enjoy the quality of the sours and the intensity of the sours, this is not the overwhelming geuze style that Iíve had many times over that are sometimes difficult to swallow more than 6 ounces of, this was quite drinkable and went well with the tikka masala I ate with it, good stuff!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (904) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy light orange color with an off white head. Aroma is mildly tart, dry. Flavor has a nice tartness to it, but well balanced with a tropical fruity sweetness. Solid beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (716) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Drinking Ericís Ale caused me to ask a crucial question. How did New Belgium manage to liquefy Sweet Tarts? Ericís Ale has that perfect mix of sweet/sour dynamics. Even the texture is similar. Ericís Ale is bone dry from the alcohol yet spritzy from the carbonation. While Iíd love to taste this again to pick up on more of the complexities, I totally enjoyed the candy-like flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2015
I do not care for sours at all....that being said of the handful of this style that i have tried this is by far the most enjoyable....not to sour and flavor was decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2634) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours hazy golden with low white head. Aroma is of citrus, acidity, sour raspberries. Taste is of acidity, citrus, sour raspberries. Palate: Light-medium body. Warming alcohol. Medium carbonation. Overall: Quite good. Sourness is reasonnable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Hazy gold pour with one finger creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and tart peach, light lactic and acetic notes, a hint of cereal and just a touch of smoky, dusty wood. Flavor is tart peach, light slightly Sulphur smokiness, a touch of toast, vanilla, light lactic notes, a little dry hay, just a hint of old dried oak and light breadiness. Light to medium body, dry, but slightly juicy, acidic feel throughout, medium, blanketing and fairly sharp carbonation, which suits the beer perfectly. Really god stuff, maybe not as much depth as I was hoping for, but enough to make it interesting and quite refreshing and easy going.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petkus331 (369) - Redford, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Gentle tart peach and tannic oak aroma. Appears hazy deep light orange, big white foam, some lace. Tastes of tart and sweet peach followed by a gentle, lingering tannic oak. Mildly fizzy, thick, little oily mouthfeel. Overall, very good when it warms up, hides itself when it is cold.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (718) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Tap. Really nice opaque gold. Nice little lacing. Yeasty nose with mild juiciness. Nice tart but full pour. A delicatepeach juice quality witg mild sourness. Very light but full.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (985) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Peaches, stone fruits, slightly tart, refreshing. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Peaches, fruity, juicy, slightly sour, slightly sweet. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish. O- Love of peach and wonderful fruit tones and also not overly tart or sour or sweet. A good balance and a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4353) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit and citrus. Taste is pineapple, peach, funk, and wood. Enjoyed the tartness. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (461) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle, slightly cloudy Amber beer, creamy white head, some lace. Aroma is peaches, juicy orange, honey, a faint metal. Taste is peach, kombucha, lemony citrus, black pepper. Palate is light, carbonation moderate.


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