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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
22oz bottle shared by Tim. Thanks Tim! Tried at Lost Abbey with Julian and deftim13. I can’t believe there are only 2 ratings for this beer. Tim points out some diacetyl, but I, not being an expert, just sense by products of a sour beer. I would have guesses pediococcus, but what do I know. Lots of lacto-sour aroma. Light amber color. An excellent combination of sweet and sour. Super easy to drink. Very similar to Rodenbach with it’s sweet and sour one-two punch, but less sweet than Rodenbach (which is good). Sourness is mild. I really like this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Ambe with small head. Oh baby...lovely crazy brown like a Flemish Red Brown...absolutely lovely overall for this style. I’ll take another please.

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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Pours a dark brown/reddish color with a short-lived Delicious sour candy aroma with loads of sour green apple, citrusy esters, a bit of cola. Huge fruity, sour candy flavors, (sour patch kids come to mind), green apples, lemon/citrus, and more COLA. I have a hard time remembering that I’m drinking "a beer" when I’m experiencing something like this--very hard not to just guzzle down in an instant. Soft, gently carbonated and velvety smooth mouthfeel. Awesome, amazingly delicious. LIQUID (SOUR) CANDY

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2008
[bottle] Lactic, sour fruit aroma. Reddish brown in color, very minimal head formation. Tart, strong fruit flavors, acetic. Cherry and apple certainly come to mind. Very dry, lingering finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle: Hazy amber brown hue with a fading tan head. Fruity tart aroma- acetic notes with passion fruit and cranberry. Crisp and tart body. Nice acetic character- mildly sweet, more tart fruity notes with passion fruit and raspberry like character. Mild lactic background. Finishes clean. A nice example of the style.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bomber at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering shared by MicroGrog, thanks Adam. Pours a dead looking ruby brown. Aroma is musty, musky, and dirty and lightly burnt malts. Flavor is like a sour cola with acetic qualities. Some chocolate sour cola flavors. Cool stuff, has a lightly tingling mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2008
From a 22oz Bottle. Transparent, cedar brown coloed pour with a thin layer of off-white head. Aromas of nutty coconut and caramel greet the nostrils right away. Notes of vinegar, mild wood, and cherry. Fruity and sour. Light bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel with a moderately lactic acidity up front, with flavors that get increasingly acetic as the palate develops. Flavors of sour cherries and a moderate apple cider acetic note. Some mildly toasted malt character comes through as well as some fruity apple-laced sugars to balance the acidity. Very nice beer overall, but never develops enough complexity in the palate or finish to take it to that next level.

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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