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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Black beer with mustard seed, honey, and raisin added.


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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1469) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 16, 2013
750 ml bottle, bottle 1/13 1337, barrel TBB 1-6. Pours dark amber brown with a very thin fizzy head that quickly almost completely disappears, other than a little constant bubbling from the bottom of the glass.

The aroma is some sweet caramel, tart acidic fruit and funk with a little butyric acid.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts with tart sour fruit and a little funk. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with very low carbonation.

Overall, great name but a not so great sour.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2947) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle From Brews Almighty, Everett, WA Black witha quick light tan head. Sour dark pitted fruit aroma and flavors. Dont get the mustard seed but the raisons, yes. Nice thick sour flavor. Tasty

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1417) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Draft 12 oz pour at the Engine House No. 9 sour fest. Obviously, the name sold me on this one. Pours black with a thin oily tan head. Dark sour fruit, soft bran aroma. Some grape, black cherry, and dark fruit sour. Not picking up a lot of what they say is in it, but an awesome sour flavor overall. Very nice beer.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2015
[ Keg ][ 6oz ][ @Devilís Den ][ $5 ][ Tulip ][ 05.30.15 ]
Darker-than-cola pour, tepid with no head. Ashy nose is lightly sweet, metallic with soft oat/chocolate sweetness. Front palate is thin, oxidized oat before sticky and sugary grape/plum mid palate, juicy but sticky, burnt sugars and oat through the moderate-bodied sticky end, acids too high amidst sweetness, all of drawing similarities to soda. Nothing too offensive, booze in control.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Sample at Bobís Bar for CCBW. Pours a somewhat opaque brown-black color with a thin light beige head that recedes quickly to a sparse outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Dark fruit, chocolate and herbs. Medium body with flavors of balsamic vinegar, funky fruit, malt and chocolate. The finish is sour fruits and malt. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (3386) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
18 May 2015, bottle. slightly lighter than coke and looks like it with bubbles on the side of the glass. nose is hard to place. it is certainly slightly tart and funky, maybe hints of raisin and i donít think i would have placed mustard but power of suggestion makes me think i can find a bit. thin body and moderately fizzy. tart, funky, a tad oaky. i still canít distinguish the mustard, honey, or raisin. nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvhemert (356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2015
bottle at euclid hall denver AROMA: tart fruit, mustard, vinegar, roasted nuts. TASTE: very sour, bit of sweetness OVERALL: good sour, but lacks the subtle blend of aromas of a Duchesse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikesaum (654) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours brown with little head. Aroma is slightly tart, and lots of raisins. Taste is very tart and vinegary, and a overly sweet raisin taste that lingers for a minute. Good, but wouldnít buy again

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pour on tap at Avery Sourfest 2013, dark brownish purple pour with off white head, aroma brought strange notes of bread, roast, some vinegar, touch of caramel, slight dark fruit into a bit of lacto, red fruit, some honey. Taste was a mix of tart lemon, berry, vinegar into a bit of dark cherry, dark fruit into some caramel, finishing slightly tart.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Alphadelic (1933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2015
Murky, muddy and with no head. The nose is vinegary, like some of the bad Flemish Browns Iíve tried. There is a little underlying roast in there. At some point during this process did no one once say "wait, are we... Are we totally sure about this?" This beer is so vinegary and I get no barrel at all. Itís just not good. Itís a Dijon beer. Iím not sure I want to be a gangsta.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2015
12.7 ounce wax capped bottle. Served in a chalice, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Pretty much no lacing at all. Aroma is tart, the brew smells like vinegar, tart berries, lemon peel, and some chocolate and roasted malt. It tastes like vinegar, tart cherries, lemon, mustard, chocolate, oak and some red wine. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, and the mustard seed made it really interesting. But for the most part itís a good sour ale, as the tartness stood out in this brew. Iíd like to try this one again. $8.99 a bottle.


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