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North By Northwest Flemish Sour Ale

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North By Northwest Flemish Sour Ale
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
sampled at dld09. thanks walt! pours hazy amber with white head. nose is sour, vinegar, chemically. flavor is sour, vanilla, sour cherry, with medicinal notes.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Great pour on this, big explosive nose. I get apples, cherries, grapes on the nose and it follows through on the palate as well. If you roll this on the back of your tongue it will make it curl. Great stuff. Glad I got to try this on several occasion as well as on tap at NXNW.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
orange body with no head.sour and peppery with some funk and medicine.wish i could say more but thats about all i got.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Deep brown with a quickly dissapating head. Aroma is a sour metttalic, caramel, antique store, and alcohol. Taste is a light sourness, salt, light toffee, lightly acidic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3824) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
500 ml bottle from Walt! Nose was tart and funky. Clear copper with a very small off white head. Lightly tarty and funky with a bitter note and light peppery spiciness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2409) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
Big thanks to ThickFreakness. Pours a cloudy dark amber color, low clarity. The head is small but sits around for while with a slightly sticky lacing. Aroma is oh so strong aceto, lots of it. Its all that straight up prickly vinegar. It comes off as very tart peach as well mixed with very tart cherry syrup and cherry skins. Taste is definitely less on the aceto, but still relatively strong. It is still tart and very green (meaning young) grape. Basically, the aceto part is there but there isn’t that strong (usually cocoa-like) maltiness to back it up. Still good but could be better.
<BR 375mL capped and waxed bottle in a Regenboog elongated tulip.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle shared by Miketd. Thanks! Pours a hazed lighter than expected light copper with a thin fizzy head. Aroma is sour and acetobacter, vinegar- apple cider vinegar dominates, tends to be a bit prickly with a light appley sweetness. More prickly acetic acid in the finish- a bit gtoo green with apples- cidery and just lotso fo vinegar. pretty good overall but I feel like this one was a bit too harsh prickly, funky and jsut not controlled or refined, or even complex as some other examples.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2009
Thanks to notalush for sharing this. Hazy golden colour. Thin head. Aroma is quite lovely. Soft fruity apricot and cherry aroma as well. Soft light tartness with a touch of acetone fruitiness. Flavour is significantly less fruity/tart than the aroma suggests but is still quite lovely. It starts out smelling lightly acetone-like but it then settles into a nice cherry and apricot fruitiness. Vineous and fruity with soft lactic funkiness. As it warms it gets a little bit funky as well. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Thanks to bgramer for this - pours a hazy gold, with a soapy lace - sour peach aroma, with mild fruit skin and funk, a bit of yogurt/lacto tartness, and mild acetone - the flavor has a bite of acetone on both ends - through the middle there is a peach sweetness, some yogurt-ish flavors, and a tiny bit of leathery character - a little too acetic at times, but still pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6111) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Interesting little hand-waxed 500 provided by BVC. Thanks, Brandon! Pours a slightly murky burnished medium amber. Thin gray rim. Powerhouse vinegar and sulphur nose. Creamy, medium body, plenty of fizz. Tangy, vinegary mid-palate. Bracing and very refreshing.


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