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SKA Sour

Formerly brewed at SKA Brewing
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Durango, Colorado USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This Belgian-inspired sour pale ale was brewed specifically for the 10th Anniversary of Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines in Vail, Colorado. Brewed with multiple yeast strains, including Brettanomyces, Ska Sour was aged and generally funked-up in oak casks inoculated with all manner of groovy little bugs. The aroma is decidedly sour with musty Brett hints and hearty notes of dark fruits (black current, plum). The addition of Centennial dry hops in the casks give this beer a unique Ska hop twist. 50 IBUs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wchesser (1920) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle in July ’15. Dark orangish brown. Slow fading thin head. Nose is massive band aid, some light belgian esters. Band aid, some sparks of honey and caramel, musty/cobwebby but not in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Shared by Jay at tasting at my house. Backlog. (I still need the label for this one. If anyone has one or an empty bottle, please let me know). Pours cloudy amber. White head. Nose and taste of wood, acidic dark fruits, wild yeast and funk. Medium body. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Hazy orange gold with an average off-white head. Aroma is of yeast and light grass. Taste is of light citrus, grain and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6167) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Gushed. Nose of mineral dust lemon hay and winey notes. Orange amber pour nice head and lace. Funky grain hay mineral aged hops. Moderately tart but.mostly funky and somewhat poopy. Very well carbonated funky and not that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a hazy brow with no head. Aroma of all Brett. Taste is Brett and funky. Not the best. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9568) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle that I got in a trade, that I took to a tasting at James’ place. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Bit of a gusher on opening though. Lots of funk and brett, soft wood and toast, soft sweet acid. Much softer acidity in the mouth, nice woody bretty funk. Dry but with a touch of balancing sweetness. Rather nice. Good amount of funk in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
(750ml bottle, 7/12/10). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Light sour and light citrus aroma. Flavor of the same. Avg duration. Light dry finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 3, 2011
Botella. Hazy deep orange brown look. Tart sweet fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fresh, tart and fruity with wood and some bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Hazy light amber body with a white head. The aroma is a bit pungent wit notes of dry grape, wood and berries. Flavour is similar with addition of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Sourish, bretty, oakey, wooden, red berries, light spicy, light messy, light lacto, peppery, high bretty, funky. Nice.

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