The Commons Eidolon
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Eidolon is a collaboration between our brewer, Sean Burke, and friend Sean White. A sour farmhouse ale with Meyer lemon juice and peel, jasmine green tea and flowers, and New Zealand Hallertau hops. It is then matured in wine barrels with two strains of brettanomyces.

3fourths' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 bottle.
low carbonation, no head, lightly hazed apple juice appearance.
white wine focused flavor.
strong long grape skin tannins.
growing tea leaf astringency as it opens.
mild acid.
a lot at play here: white wine acid, oak, dried fruit, brett plastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
HMOG 2015. Rough notes on this one. Lemon, odd medicinal perhaps herbal, tart and lightly funky. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17267) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle shared at the Commons, thanks to Jason IIRC, 09/11/14. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white swirl and edgeing. Nose is bitter orange, apricot, sticky fruit rinds, light spice, piss tunes, acidic notes. Taste comprises tangy apricot, spice, light tropicana, sticky citric peel, damp hay. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close, light dungy brett restraint. Decent enough sour if not overly complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (5895) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Generously shared by one of the fine Portland RB folks at a tasting - Pours hazy orange with a small white head. The aroma has funk, sweet tarts, jasmine, berries and good amount of funk. Medium / full bodied with flowing soft carbonation. The flavor starts off with pleasant tartness, spices, bugs, overripe stone fruit, wild berries and brett qualities. The finish is funky, cheesy, mildly toast and fairly rich for a sour/wild ale. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Thanks Sam!

Tastes and smells like a good American sour should. Soured, funky grain meets lemon & Brett. Tea shines through well; minimally spicy but there’s enough there to make it interesting. Just the right amount of tartness. Bit of oak at the end; really nice. Clearly well-crafted by talented brewers. Damn, this is tasty.

Gets even better as it warms! Turns lactic and more delicious start to finish. <3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle share by Bryce, Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast funk, some green tea. Taste is nice lemon juice and the green tea comes in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6171) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bright tart sour fresh lemon notes some funky undertones wine notes underlying fresh tea notes as well . Ducking complicated nose. SSmells really good. Pours golden w a thin head nice clarity. Tons of lemon herbal tea notes some definite wine notes funky underlying yeast tones. Dry fruity sharp finish. Prickly carbonation. Slightly metallic at times. Interesting and nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
the nose is sweet tarts and sour apples. the pallet is sweet tarts with barn yard funk, horse blanket and sour apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Clear electric orange with a coating of big bubbles. Nose is lemon, apricot, orange peel and toffee with light funk and vinegar. Crisp medium body with lively carb; juicy then dry. Taste is up front sour but never overwhelming. Lovely lemon with a hint of sweetness give way to green tea and slightly bitter flower petals and grass. Clean finish with bread. Beautifully nuanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Cloudy orange-yellow with a small pale head. Aroma is lemon juice, sour funk, sour plum. Tart on the palate with a background sweetness, very well balanced. Taste is sour plum, lemon, tropical fruit, red currant. Delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle... Poured hazy, golden with a thin head. Nose of fleshy, perfume-like fruits similar to apricots. Some tartness with yeast complexity and lots of herbal and citrus notes. Some vinous barrel notes but mostly fruity with a moderate tartness and strong yeast presence.

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