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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
GABF 2007. Classic flemish sour. Reminds me instantly of the Duchess. Smells of apple vinegar and some other notes (some that I was tasting with said acetone, which I can maybe see, and others said diacetyl, which I did not see at all). After the swallow, there’s something that wafts in the throat and burns a bit, and I doubt it’s the alchol, but it’s there. I’m a sucker for this style, so my score is more based on that than any particular thing this beer does.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2008
12 oz. bottle - thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing; pours a hazy dark orange with thin white head, lacing and plenty of funk; next to the cascade cuvee, this was quite tart and dry; mostly a cherry-like tartness; very nice, just a sour that was mostly sour without much else interesting going on; thanks Jon

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Shared by Miketd. Thanks for the share. Flavor profile is exactly what it should be for a flemish style sour. I could have used a little more acidity to round it out, but all in all this one was good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Bottle at pauls. Pours a light copper body with a 1 finger white head. Cherry oaky with a nice woody cherry body. Pretty funky and acidic as well, musky and a malty vinegar finish. Good brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13780) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008 (As Belgian Sour). Cloudy yellow - white head. High vinegar, balsamic, gooseberries, bike glue, light sweetness, tar, sourness, brett, pie, animals. I Love This.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of horse blanket, grapefruit, mustiness, leather, and light pear skins. Flavor of sour cherry, apple, and balsamic vinegar with a dry oak finish.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2007 Total Score: 3.5
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a spare white head. Aroma of earthiness, toffee, sour funkiness, herbal, and plastic. Flavor of butterscotch, sour cherries, light lemon, and apple.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Another great aroma by NxNW. Very funky. Yellow color. Tart and dry. No banana. Very good. Easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2008 Unlabeled 500ml(?) bottle. Whoa fellas... where’d you get your yeast for this one? Rodenbach? Smells a hell of a lot like Vin de Céréale IMO. Tart, acidic, balsamic, slightly vinous. Grape stem. Boatloads of acidity. Tart and funky yeast, sour cherry skin, red grape skin. A very mild malt presence. Plenty of sour vinegar notes. Pours a dark copper with a frothy and lasting thick white head. Flavor starts out rather thin but builds to a wonderfully acidic and tart finish. Sure, there is a hint of buttery diacetyl along the way, but it is far from distracting. This one is all about the vinegary acidity. Apple cider vinegar, tannic red wine, grape pith, apple skin. Quite delicious. Medium bodied. slightly oily on the tongue while having nice effervcescent carbonation. Finishes lactic, tart and pretty acidic. Nice! I’d love to see this one aged in a red wine barrel. Thanks very much for the rare bottle Ken!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7231) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught. Low white and quickly disappearing fluffy head. Hazy yellow body. Vinegar fruity honey aroma. Mild fruity acidic to sour flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Bottle from thickfreakness. Shared with suzygreenberg and my girlfriend Cyn and his friend Justin. Pours orange with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and supremely funky, lot of vinegar and vinous qualities. Taste is really nie and acidic with maybe a very small touch of diaytecal but not enough to ruin it. Overall I like this quite a lot and its damn good.


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