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White Birch Oude Timey

White Birch Oude Timey
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 1.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Think back to a time before brewing was a science, before hydrometers and Quality Assurance labs, when bacteria and wild yeast would roam free and produce zippy, tart, wild ales. At White Birch, we spend an inordinate amount of time imagining that era and wishing we were there. Give us that oude time religion, those darkly sweet and sour ales. Oude Timey was brewed for that era. A strong, ruby dark, punchy sour ale with a bright side. Pour into your favorite chalice, and tip one back for the good oude days.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 23, 2013
22oz bottle. White Birch, what are you doing? Pours a dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of sourness, earthy/basement notes. Flavor has Belgian sweetness characteristics that are out of place with the sourness, plus there is something on the finish that is just not good. Weird texture. This brewery makes some good beers, but I donít know what happened with this one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2012
This was my first sour beer and I assumed sour beers were not for me, but Iím glad to see the other reviews.. maybe not all is lost. This has a decent tartness/sourness up front, but it goes downhill from there. All I can remember is the aftertaste: itís as if I just vomited. No joke.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
VikingMetalGod (39) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Of the few sour ales Iíve had, this is the most unpleasant. Aroma is tart, some malt, mostly just tart. Mostly sour and malty taste with hints of cheese and sour puke. A tad disturbing to the palate. Mouthfeel isnít pleasant, kind of oily, filmy. Finish is puke, straight up. Really tried hard to appreciate this beer but cant find a single thing that will convince me to finish it. Really sad because Iíd really like to support a local brewery but so far not so good with White Birch :(

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Brown pour with a thin offwhite had that disappears quickly. Aroma is a mixture of earthy sour funk, an odd briney garbage aroma, and sweet caramel malt. Oily mouthfeel, flavors continue to confuse - metallic, sour, salty, a bit of fishiness, finishes sweet and sticky. Lots of frankly revolting things going on here. Quite awful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a smallish head that dissipates almost instantly like diet soda poured over ice. The aroma is controlled by a parmesan cheesy scent that stomps everything else that tries to enter my nostrils. Some funk and dark pitted fruit drizzled in brown sugar round out the nose. The flavor is quite funky with again a cheesy taste that distracts rather than complements this brew. Light fruity tartness and a hint of caramel round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart bubbly mouthfeel. This beer was really at odds with my meager palette, I could not enjoy this beer and itís cheesy funk.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Pours a slightly bubbly brown color with glimmers of ruby on the edges... a finger or so of eggshell foam that settles out fairly quickly. Aromas hmmm all I can smell is fish emulsion and rubbish... its not strong but its not good in any sense. Off notes coming through heavily on the nose and follow suit on the palate. Very deep earthy composted flavors that are more than a tad off to me... fishy, touches of soy sauce, wood and balsamic... a real miss. Maybe it was an off bottle ? Certainly wont buy more to try. Sorry

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