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Weyerbacher Sour Black
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Sour Black, ~5% ABV, is a Black Ale aged in Wine Barrels. These barrels are the same used Pinot Noir barrels which produced Rapture. Brettanomyces lambicus was added to the barrels adding a nice acidity. It’s fruity and tart with just enough roasted character; a truly delightful dark ale.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4737-20120818] Bottle. Mild roasted grains aroma. Brown black body with a medium-lasting tan head. Sour fruity roast grain flavour. Full body is sour. Really interesting. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting, London. Pours black-brown with a large, tan foam head. Good sourness on the nose, some ripe berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with dark malts, dirt and background roast. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderate tartness at the end, light dirt, soft cocoa. Pretty nice, interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2012
The cork seemed a bit too easy coming out and the pop seemed just a bit too loud. Ten minutes later I am finished cleaning the beer off my pants and desk. Open yours over the sink, you have been warned. Pours a solid dark brown/ black color with a huge beige head that takes a while to settle down. The aroma is quite tart with sour cherries and lemons atop a vinous dark fruity aroma as well as hints of caramel and chocolate. The flavor is mostly fruity and tart, if there was any roast or chocolate in there when fresh, that’s long gone. Brown sugary sweet with lemons and cherries and a hint of funk, vanilla, balsamic, and wood. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart kind of mouthfeel going on. Not a bad beer, aside from the mess it made. Thanks to Alex M for hooking me up.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Had this at the RB Pittsburgh December 2012 Post Apocalyptic Beer Tasting. Nice sweet aroma. First taste is very lovely, bubbly on my palate. Nice sour wild thing happening on a black beer. Could drink alot of this. Very nice beer e3xperience. Wy atoo easy. Goes down in a huff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 13, 2012
Säuerlicher, wenig herber Beginn. Laff, geringe Intensität. Leicht röstig, weich. Stimmig aber zu mild. 10/10/9/9/8/9

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
In short: An black ale awkwardly blending vinegary sour dark fruits flavors and roasty flavors. Just ok.
How: Bottle shared by Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head.
In long: Nose awkwardly blends roast and sour dark fruits, smells like two distinct beers mixed together. Taste has a strong initial sweetness sensation (it’s Weyerbacher after all), sour dark fruits, burnt nuts, soy sauce, plenty of roast, light notes of cacao powder, some wood, a few drops of vinegar, a teaspoon of tar. I didn’t pick up much funky-brett here, even the barrels remained low-profile. A bit of a mix-bag here, a whole bunch of flavors that are not very harmonious. So overall I thought this beer was a bit of a mess but at least it was not very tasty, the high carbonation made it surf over my taste buds, so at the end it is just an ok mess, nothing very annoying. Another beer shared with friends at Camping Brewdown, the best thing about Camping Brewdown is we camping on the site, because cause I was way too drunk to drive and my wife was in no condition to drive safely either (she’s a woman).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
GABF, 2012, Friday Evening. I generally don’t care very much for Weyerbacher. This sour is ok, it doesn’t offer much other than the sourness and yeast, but it is satisfying for delivering a sour fix.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Sampled on 10/12/2012 at GABF. This wild/sour ale pours a dark black color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head. The aroma is fruity, chocolate and tart. A medium bodied wild/sour ale. The malts are roasty and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Lively carbonation. Fairly solid tartness. Nice balance between the tart and sweet. A touch of wood. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
(750ml bottle) cloudy dark brown, lasting thick fine tan bubbles. Nose is vinous, cherry, earth, Brett, umami, seltzer, light chocolate. Taste of grapes, wine, light roast, cherry, nice natural carbonation and vinous linger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vinous, dark fruit, leather, roasted malt, earth, herbs, and oak. Flavor of roasted malt, brett, caramel, balsamic, and minerals.


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