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North By Northwest Flemish Sour Ale

North By Northwest Flemish Sour Ale
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2006
I can’t belive they made this in Austin, TX. Just as good if not better than some I have had from Belgium. Pour is deep burnt orange, white to off white head. Treacly and not very voluminous. Nose is exquisite. Bubblegum at first and then a punch of sourness. Acrid sourness. Slight lemon zing as well with a faint hint of oak and cherry as Walt described. Flavors shine as well. Cherry at first and then a dry tanin like sourness buzzes through your mouth. Lemon zest and a hint of ketchup, which was welcome. Mouthfeel is full and round, slick enough to have a body, thin enough to augment the sourness positively. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11622) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2006 Vintage. Poured a muddy amberish/brown color with an off white head. Berries and thanks to Domico, watermelon candy. Berries and fruitiness with a light tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6134) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
[2006] Murky red brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of berries, dried fruits, watermelon, bacteria and wild yeasts. Taste of berries, grapes, watermelon, dried fruits, and lighter tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours thick unclear murky amber with a super small beige head. Aroma is a bit of funk and acetate. Flavor brings juicy and tart watermelon jolly rancher so pleasant on the palate. The body is thick but not overbearing, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4114) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2011 bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with thin ring of off-white lacy head and light spotty lacing. Aroma is sour fruit and brett, nice balance. Taste follows, tart and sticky on the tongue. Damn solid sour, quite impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jthg (86) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
the beer pours a dark amber. not much aroma. Maybe a little dark fruit. A little fresh oak. Not vanilla. the first taste is of sour. Oak then comes next and stays through out. Not much malt to speak of. The beer leaves acidity in the mouth. A delicious beer. And almost perfect. One of the best sours I have had from an american brewer. a beer. This is definitely sour. A bout of fresh oak is apparent too! The body its petry light. Not much malt to balance the sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Well aged bottle. Hazy pale body with no head. Cheesy, lactic nose, lots of horseblanket, smoky brett and light cherry. Light to moderately sweet, lightly sour, tastes of cherry pie, cheese and honey. Medium body is very soft with light carbonation. Decent stuff, though strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2009
(draught) pours opaque orange, no head, nose of cherry, horseblanket, and wood. Taste of light nail polish, wheat, lemon, Tart cherry, sour fruits, nice tart finish and highly drinkable. A little watery but still very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle with a little tiny lable on the side. Pours out a burnt orange topped with a white head. Aroma was lots of sweetness and fruit. Taste plenty of the cherries, and apples along with some nice pucker. Thanks Toby for this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 14, 2009
2008 Bottle - Thanks Toby! - Pours out dk orange with a large white head....aroma is sweet/tart, plenty of fruit and dough?...flavour is similar, light vinegar quality, cherry, apple, light malt but more sourness...this was a terrific treat, and fun to put side by side with the other NXNW sour, but it blew this one away...still, a terrific experience...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2009
2008 bottle thanks to Toby. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large fizzy head. The aroma is sweet, but it also suggests a more acid brew. The flavor was very acidic and tart, like a Gueze almost. Funky and spicy. Nice.

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