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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Over a year ago, the guys at CBX worked on a couple of collaboration beers with Westbrook. One of the beers, Citrus Ninja Exchange, was an immediate release and has since been brewed again. The other, a strong, dark, sour monster, was tucked away in barrels with wild yeasts and bacteria. That beer, dubbed "Old Time" after everyone’s favorite store manager, Brandon Plyler, is now seeing the light of day. A variety of barrels were used for aging, so you’ll see a handful of versions released, each with a different name. Grumpy Old Time spent the last year in Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels getting sour.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
starcross (60) - Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Poured murky brown with no head. Has a boozy smell with definite brandy coming through. A little vinegar, woody and slightly tart. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1478) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Plenty of black cherry sweetness, acidity, barrel notes. A slighty steaminess to it, like wet oak. Mildly lactic. I’ve liked others from Westbrook more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pour from bottle at What the Funk!? 2014. Appearance is murky caramel with absolutely no head. Tannic, oak, vinous, peach skin, caramelly, toffee, and lemony aroma. Taste is pungent orange juice, citrus, light lactic, somewhat salty, vanilla, urine, and red wine vinegar with a huge sour finish. Slick mouthfeel soft carbonation. Alright.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8823) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Apple / apple brandy, wood, some vinegar, fruity and some caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1206) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Mahogany hue, mostly translucent. Silky tan-red lace on the surface; zero head otherwise.

Way low carb :D. Soured grain & cherries bump up against the apple brandy barrel. Plenty of pucker; fortunately doesn't turn Tussin-y. Dat barrel = good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is sour apple, oak, candy sugar, molasses, raisins, and booze. Appearance is very dark brown with almost no head. Taste is prunes, sour apple, molasses, figs, lactobacillius, candy sugar, and oak. Medium body with very low carbonation. Overall a very good beer with a lot of flavors that work together.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
i think that crazy idiot Bruce bought this out, i enjoyed it immensely! .. .good deal of foam .. solid tartness .. . fun drink this, classic awesome westbrook! .. . . I’m convinced that homeless people have all the shopping carts with 4 good wheels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Botlte shared at RRBS. Thanks. This was nice. Cloudy golden with a small fizzy white head. Apple brandy definitely comes thru but the base sour holds its own as well. Fairly dry with a nice lactic finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2859) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a dark amber to copper with no head. Aroma has tart notes of apple cider and wood. There is a fruity berry sweetness along with granny smith apples. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pretty hazy memories on this brew. Largely drafting off Westmeister’s recollection. This brew was a just a touch too pricey for me. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA


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