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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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2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2007
GABF 2007. Pours a cloudy ruby red color with a soapy head of off-white. Lots of diacetyl and apple cider vinegar acetic notes in the nose. A bit of red fruit character seems to be present, but itís clouded by the butter and vinegar. Sweet, sticky body with a light carbonation. The buttery diacteyl character isnít nearly as prominent in the flavor as it was in the nose, but is still there. Apple cider vinegar acetic notes come through strongly. Hints of red cherry fruits. This shows potential to either be good or have been good, but Iíd especially like to see less acetic character and a more crisp, clean acidity with some feature vinous and oak flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7130) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting on 6/23/07: Pours a hazy amber bronze with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of earthy chalky cherries and a touch of pale malt. Body starts with a full light caramel sweetness and a decent tart, light fruity complexity toward a drier, semi-tart earthy finish. A decent Flemish sour.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
lb4lb (2530) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Pours reddish brown. Smell is of vinegar, sour cherry juice, and is a bit dusty. Taste is very acidic and tart, with more sour cherry flavors and a high amount of mouth puckering vinegar flavor. Intense sharp flavor, that wasnít actually too bad, but the vinegar quality and acidity made it difficult to drink. Not a style Iím experienced with, which probably explains my score. Iíd see this making a better pork marinade than beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2009 GABF 2007: Looks like a love it or hate it beer. Poured a hazy brown color. Tart and acidic cherry aroma. Nice sour cherry flavor. Good acidity. The body was light to medium.
Bottle shared by notalush. Hazed copper with a thin off-white head. Tart aroma with a magic bubble glue like smell. Browned fruit flesh. Doughy. The flavor was tart and lightly acidic. Mild vinegar and cidery. Light bodied with a semi-dry finish. When the beer warmed there were some vanilla notes with mild cherry skins. Woody. Based on the second try from the bottle I would have scored 1 to 2 points lower but will leave it as is.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Donít have much experience with beers of this style. Reminds me a lot of a lambic, only without the fruit. Very acidic with some fruit flavors. Body is thin. Interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
I really hate to rail on this brewery, but theirs were the worst beers I had at the GABF this year by far. Just like the pomelambic, this beer was overwhelmingly cereal in its malt profile which made the beer taste like a tart Fruit Loop. Everything was fine and great until I got that corn syrup, fake taste, then boom! Drain pour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4765) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2007
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Bottle: The is a mixture of musty sour cherries and slightly sweet cherries. It pours a transparent amber with a minimal off-white ring for a head. The flavor starts with a dusty tart cherry that increases in sourness towards the finish. The tartness is somewhat balanced by a nice sweet cherry presence in the background. Light-medium bodied with some lively soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007

cloudy orange, wispy tan head, drippy lace, tart oak aroma with a hint of vanilla sweetness, dry caramel malt flavor with lots of oaky tartness, light tart fruit character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Sample from 375 ml bottle (I think), RBSG Minneapolis Grand Tasting, June 23 2007. Fairly light amber, quite hazy/dirty with a nice bit of lasting white head....the nose is full of sour funkiness, tart cherries and a hint of strong sour lemons, a bit of charred wood....strongly sour in the body as well, juicy and tart throughout with a finish that just doesnít quit....touches of bitter almonds add a nice flourish to the fine cherry/oaky/yeasty picture....strong carbonation, very full. Quite excellent; thanks Walt!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
This was a great flemish sour. Amber color with a white head. Sour aroma with some funky yeast. Tart flavor, like citric acid almost.


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