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The Commons Biere Royale

The Commons Biere Royale
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour ale with black currants.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival 2014 - Pours reddish orange with an off-white head. The aroma has mushy malt and lots of fruitiness. It has a medium mushy body with very soft carbonation. The taste is very full flavored with funky Belgian earthy / wildness, black currants and assertive tartness. The finish seems to be a cleaner more refined taste that was initially there. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (476) - , Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Picked up a 750 of this at Bier Thirty in Bown last week for a very reasonable $13ish... Pours with a short lasting white head... the brew is very pretty, slightly hazed dark pink, almost purple hue. The tannic and tart currants are more than present... lactic without being overdone... the berries are the big player... don’t think this saw any time in wood, instead it just lets the bugs and the currants play... I really like this one, simple but not a "training wheels" sour... Light bodied with plenty of carbonation makes this one finish pretty fast.. I wish Boise saw a more than a couple of cases.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6632) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim. Cloudy purple-pink, generous white head. Aroma is very funky with berry undertones. Tart bordering on sour, lots of funk, berry skins. Light and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to glass Cotton candy, milk, peach. Colour is clear pinkish red, with no head. Sour, vanilla, and cotton candy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (3790) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle - Sour and black currants with some earthy notes. Pinky orange with a thin head. Tart acidic berries and a long vinnegar finish. My teeth are squeaking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a pinkish red hue with a large white head. A big yeasty and fruity nose. The flavor is more slightly tart berries, sweet fruit, yeast, dust. More sour in the finish. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy reddish color, with a small foam crown. The aroma is interesting, the black currant is evident, nice sourness too, moldy cellar. Dry mouthfeel, very tart, fruity (raspberry), lemony. The final is a bit too simple.
Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a hazy pinkish orange with a small white head. Aroma is very yogurty, with loads of lacto and maybe a subtle touch of black currants. Flavour brings out lots of lacto, toasted nuts, and black currants. Tartness is pretty subtle, but well-situated. The lacto is used really well here. Highly drinkable and very milky. Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
psychgawsple (1) - - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Picked up at The Commons on the bottle release date, 4/19/2014. Great barnyard-y, cheese cave scent with a nice fruity sour flavor and a relatively creamy body. This one really tastes great this year!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle pour at WTF poured a clear garnet with a lingering ring of pink foam. Aromas of straw, currants and light funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of currants, straw and light funk with a crisp dry tart lingering currant finish.


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