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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We used equal parts barley and wheat malt and fermented with ale yeast and a small amount of Brettanomyces. After primary fermentation, we added a large measure of lactobacillus and let the beer naturally acidify for more than 4 months before bottle conditioning with a fresh pitch of Brettanomyces.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Checkpoint Charlie bottle 455/480... Light lemony sand yellow if that’s a color with no head and minimal carbonation... Kinda effervescent a touch bubbly mouthfeel relatively light, flavorful... Aroma is funky, light lemon, a little I want to say diapery in a good way if that’s possible... Flavor is spot on... Bretty light lemon flavorful, tart very drinkable, lightly dry finish, light cereal finish...


3.4
nuplastikk (6417) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2017
750ml shared by Ryan. Unfiltered yellow-tan. Odd, cheesy aroma. The taste is more pleasant. Kind of amateur tasting. Way too yeast forward. One-dimensional. OKish, but needs more depth.

3.7
madvike (3292) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle - Pours hazy yellow with no head. Sweet wheat on the nose, pear, white grape, and some sour sweet fruit. Taste is light, fruity pear, with wheat and mineral. Slick and medium with mellow carbonation.

4.2
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Cody. Pours a cloudy yellow with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong lacto, lemon peel, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with light funk, citrus, tart finish. Very good.

3.4
drjay44 (3801) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2014
750 ml. corked and caged. Number 65 of 480. Pours a very short lived white head, over a effervescent, hazy yellow (SRM 3) body....nose is acid, hints of lemon, wheat....taste is moderate acid, light lemon, finishing with a moderate sourness....mouth feel light and watery, no alcohol, carbonation high as is acid. This meets the basic guidelines for the style. The Brett is rather hidden, and the lactic acid is on the light side. BJCP 7/3/14/5/6

3.6
Sammy (12623) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Light, very drinkable beer. Tartness is medium, and goes with everything. A year old, mild funk.

3.7
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle..Pour is yellowish gold with a thin. White fading head...Nose is funk, cheese, spice, wheat, yogurt..Taste is spice, yogurt, tartness, cheese, lemon peel, funk..

3.7
ajnepple (6982) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
750 ml bottle shared. Pale and cloudy with minimal head. Lemon juice, wheat malts and sour citrus fruits. Nice and tart with a light body and a sour finish. Pretty refreshing.

2.6
Ernest (7792) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, corn starch), with notes of sour apple, lemon juice, light notes of ammonia and dish rag. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately astringent. It’s quite sour, which is good, but unfortunately it’s not very clean or interesting...rough/raw malt character and a mild solventy note have to be overlooked to be able to enjoy it, and there’s not much else on display aromatically other than the usual apple/lemon notes common to the style. The Brett doesn’t really make itself known (unless this strain is yielding the dish raggy odor). Very light, watery, and fizzy, with assertive astringency. If sourness alone is all you need, this’ll do the job...it’s not exactly cheap though, at $10/750mL. I’d been curious about the AC Golden line (beyond Colorado Native, which didn’t impress either but it was just another pale lager so hard to tell if they had any "crafty" cred), but was not willing to blow over $20 on those fruity beers. So at least now my curiosity is satisfied and I can go back to scrolling past this pseudo-micro Coors label.

3.7
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Bottle 384. Pours cloudy straw yellow with instantly settling, coarse white head and no lacing. Aroma is fairly tart, acidic, funky. Flavor is moderately tart, acidic, with a tart wheat, citrus finish. Gets fruitier as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and moderately dry finish. Pleasantly surprised by this.

3.9
theothermatt (286) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours golden. Aroma of wheat and funk. Very bright and funky. Very easy drinking and a bit of sour tart. Nice.


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