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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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All of the sourness in the flavor comes from the process of souring the mash. To create the ideal mash for souring we doughed in at 164°f. The mash eventually stabilized at 149.5°. We then proceeded with saccrification, followed by a vorlauff to clarify the turbidity of the mash. Once the extract was clarified we brought the temperature of the mash down (using the heat exchanger) to 130°. We added a handful of unmalted wheat to the top of the mash bed and floated a "bed" of Argon gas over the mash for about a half hour, displacing the oxygen in the mash tun and creating an "inert gaseous zone," making the atmosphere anaerobic. Then we left the mash to do its thing over the weekend. We arrived to the smell of pineapples and weird esters I had never encountered in a mash tun. We then ran off the extract as usual and brewed the wort, hopping it lightly and adding some malto-dextrin and lactose to sweeten up the wort, knowing the final product would be quite sour and might need some balance. That is how we made the sour mash Brune.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
Dull chestnut colour. Fun nose mixing dark fruits. Quite funky. Very tart. Kind of acetic and woody. So dark fruitiness. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10208) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle from Hoppymeal, thanks! Dark brown color. Vinegar, caramel and cherry notes in teh aroma. Sour, caramelly, slightly lactic flavor with cherry and raspberry sweets and cinnamon. Could have been a Flemish sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Crisp light funk and a clean sourness. Tart apple notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Hand bottle. Pours a brown body with an off white head. Hints of acetic acid and Flanders woody acidic sourness with a light balsamic notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bomber at PPRBSG09. Pours a ruby brown with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is a bit funky but in a bad way- wet dog, earthy, leather, mildewy, cherry pits. Flavor has more black cherry and cyanide character, pitty woody, herbal and earthy with more weird wet dog character, slight ox soy, mint, and a light acidic finish. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle at Peter’s NY gathering - cloudy copper - no head - aroma of cherry skins and yogurt cultures - earthy throughout, with some light acidic notes, natural fruit tartness, more notes of yogurt - finishes with some red wine vinegar flavors - decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4402) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours ruby-tinged mahogany into a tulip. No head. Mild cherry aromas. Soft with tart pit fruit upfront turning to marshmallow in the medium length finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma of sour yogurt. Flavor is very yogurty and lactic. No malt backbone at all. I didn’t like this one much... 6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Bomber @ Bill’s Sour tasting, hand labeled from deftim, Tim you rock so hard. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is woody and malty. Taste is sweet and sour and woody and pretty damn nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Handbottle from brewandbbq. Pours a hazy reddish-copper color. A small, foamy, cream colored head leaves random micro-spots of lacing behind. Aromas include sour red cherries, vinous red grapes, a touch of muscat sweetness, and some red wine vinegar. The nose really opened up and became softer and less acetic as it warmed. Likewise, the flavor starts with intensely tart red cherries and grapes, with a semi-obtrusive vinegar note present throughout. As it warmed, the vinegar faded, leaving a clean, refreshingly tart, vinous flavor behind. Medium-bodied and very dry, with moderate carbonation, I found the brew to be incredibly drinkable. Very interesting, for sure. I enjoyed this quite a bit despite the vinegar notes that showed early on.


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