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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: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (19649) - , 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 (7199) - 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 (14326) - 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 (3605) - 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 (8085) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (14127) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
Säuerlicher, gleichzeitig süß malziger Antrunk. Die Zuckrigkeit passt kaum leicht herb künstlich. 10/9/8/7//7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (15793) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Pre Borefts tasting 2015. Black beer lasting beige head. hot aroma decent dark cherries and chocolate. Lovely. Good beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Benzai (11364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2015 Bottle @ ABC Beers Borefts Pre-tasting. Opaque black color, beige head. Smell and taste malts, some dark sugar, but mostly sourish, basically sour cream and dark malts. Not my thing at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Sampled September 2014
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, rich amber tinged, dark tan colored head. the beer is a concentrated red color that is quite dark, and the beer is opaque when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice tartness to it that is mostly lactic in character, this is backed by a toasted oak character, vanillin, touches of Bourbon like spice, some nice buttery oak notes, and some black pepper like woodiness. The aroma is dominated by the tartness and barrel character; I like that the barrel character, while omnipresent, is not overwhelming.

The beer only has a light tartness to it, it is quite dry, with almost no sweetness, despite being thick and viscous in texture. There is a light carbonation that provides a bit of effervescence, and the finish has an oak-derived astringency that helps to balance the rich body a bit. Ample flavors of toasted, woody, spicy oak character are the dominant notes here. The body accentuates a toasted malt character that manages to be caramelized without really being sweet; a bit nutty, slightly toffee like, with some butterscotch hints that are accentuated by a buttery oak character.

This is an interesting beer, it is fairly tasty, but it perhaps a touch to barrel influenced; though the barrel influence is not harsh. The sourness is fairly soft for something labeled as a sour beer, though it is definitely here.

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