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The Bruery Soroboruo

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Soroboruo is a backwards take on a Scotch ale. As Scotch ales are typically known for big, toffee-like malt and subdued yeast flavors, Soroboruo allows our wild yeast and bacteria to shine full-heartedly, adding a delightful tartness, balanced by the soft floral notes of the heather flowers. Aged in Scotch barrels, it is a most unusual and quite exciting take on a sour ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this baby at a line share at Witchís Hat on St. Pattyís Day. 750 mL bottle poured by origins unknown, once again. People just kept showing up at our table. Didnít hate it, but couldnít keep track of them. The pour is interesting, to say the least. Itís a solid brown, with hints of lighter red shining through. There is a big frothy light khaki head that foams down, leaving some good lace. This thing is exceptionally clear as well, Iím not sure what to make of that. The aroma is a god-damned scotch bomb. There is some wet barrel staves in there, and itís got a heavy sweetness. There is a little tartness to it, but itís just not very good. The flavors are a little better. There is a souring to it, which honestly seems like itís from the barrel, rather than intended. There is again a lot of scotch, but itís a touch more balanced than the nose. Itís not bad, but itís far from good. The mouth feel is light, thin, and slick, with a pretty bubbly sharp carbonation and a lingering sourness on the back end. I would never drink this one again, but hey, itís a retired Bruery beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (947) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, Gus, and others. Aroma is barrel, lots of wood, scotch, sweet, slight sour, not great. Appearance is brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is slight sour, scotch, barrel, tart, decent. Mouthfeel is medium body, medium carbonation, slight sour aftertaste. Overall, not great but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (3039) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle at amazing tasting 30th birthday of Alexander. Many thanks again! APPEARANCE: dark brown beer. NOSE: fruity, malts, yeast, bit sour. TASTE: bit oaky, little sour, nothing special though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (42424) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Pre-Borefts Ratebeer evening ] - ABC Beers, Korte Koediefstraat 5, Den Haag, Netherlands 2511CE.

[ As The Bruery Soroboruo ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark malt, roasted, tart, berry, vinegar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart, vinegar, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150924]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2015
[9/24/15] Bottle sample at the pre-Borefts tasting at ABC Beers in Den Haag. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Dark brown. Sour aroma with vinegar, fruits, vanilla, spiciness. Sour flavor with fruits, vanilla, vinegar, spiciness. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
24th September 2015
Pre Borefts Tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Almost opaque dark brown beer, small tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, mild fine carbonation. Mild whiskey sourness in to Flemish Red tang . Sour cherry and lemon. Spice. Light semi dry finish. Full on but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7942) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting Thi n off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Sour. Ok. Not my cup \o oft ea

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15537) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle split at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, 24/09/15. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is dark fruit tartness, stewed prunes, pissy citrics, wood must. Taste comprises dirty fruit, scorched wood, dates, lemon rind, wood must, light acidic leanings. Full bodied, fine carbonation, tarte fruit scrub at the curtain call. Decent enough offering if a little overly hot and lacking drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3717) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle @ Pre-Borefts Tasting, courtesy of the European Crew! Pours a dark brown beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma of tarty fruits, red fruits, red wine and some oaky notes. Flavor is boozy, vineous and very strong. No sweetness detected, just tarty notes and very full and rich. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle at ABC Beers Pre-Borefts Tasting, The Hague. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of tart fruits, citrus, herbal notes and floral/perfume aspects. Flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter and light moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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