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Westbrook Funky Old Time
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The “Old Time” series is a collaboration with The Charleston Beer Exchange. The base beer (a Belgian-style strong dark ale) for all four Old Times was originally brewed in July 2011, then aged in a variety of oak barrels, some with and some without a blend of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus.

Funky Old Time was aged for 18 months in two American oak red wine barrels with wild yeast/brewing bacteria.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (1737) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a rusty caramel color with no visible bubbles... still in fact. The nose is a mixture of oxidized caramel, toffee and layers of sour dark fruits, horsehair and vinegar. The palate follows the nose with a weird contrast between sweet old ale notes and acidic dark fruit and a long vinous finish. The two layers never seem to harmonize quite right making for a beer that has two good parts that don’t come together very well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1668) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Sample from tap, CBC 2013. Amber colour with a reddish hue, small, white head. Fruity aroma with tart, dark berries, hay, caramel malts, barrel and citrus-floral hops. Taste is light sour. Medium body, slick texture. Finishes tart, vinous and a good amount of caramel malts. Good sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1467) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
@ CBC, from notes. Pours brown with low eggshell head. Aroma of bretta, toffee, apples. Taste is bretta sour with fresh apples and a boozy finish. Body is light with soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bomber. Poured a murky dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Lots of nice lacing. Aroma and flavor were sour fruit, plums, cherries, light apple, some roasted malt, moderately acidic, quite sour and funky. Wood and vinous notes were quite restrained, particularly given how long it aged. Medium mouthfeel; soft carbonation. Very complex; great balance between all the elements. I want to try the rest in the series!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1201) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
CBC2013. Another really good sour from Westbrook. Very tart, some slight berries but very syrupy with a slightly oaky finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1103) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
@CBC from notes Pours reddish with brown low yellow/white head Aromas of sour yeast, apples Not enough balance. Sticky.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours completely flat with no carbonation or head. Dark reddish brown. Nice funky, oaky aroma. Lack of carbonation makes for a flat mouthfeel. Extremely complex flavors; oak, funk, dark fruit. Fairly acidic finish, but with nice hints of vanilla and red wine. Dry finish.This is a unique and complex beer, and definitely something any fan of sours should try. The lack of carbonation is really the only knock I have on this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (520) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.)


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