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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian wheat beer aged in white wine barrels and allowed to become very slightly sour. This is a wonderful session beer for those of the “sour and funky” persuasion.

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4.1
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Cloudy yellow with a fizzy white head. Big green apple and lemon aroma and taste with a very smooth bready citrus finish.

4.1
zizzybalubba (1869) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2012
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom in Portland, OR. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma of lemon, Earth, and white wine. The flavor is mostly tart yet not overwhelming. Easily drinkable. Nice sour!

4.1
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2013
A hoppy berliner weisse, indeed! Pours a bright golden with a white head, the aroma is citrus wheat and is fantastic! The hops they used play perfectly with the tartness and finishes with a pleasant off dry bitter hop note. Crisp, light and drinkable, I really wish this was available in packaging, highly recommended for the style.

4.1
DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Draft at Thirsty monk. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. Doesn't leave much lacing in the glass. Lovely white wine notes on the nose. Solid sour horse blanket notes combine with the white wine notes. Finished clean. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2017
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap the lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, cherry, orange peel, pear, mango, melon, green apple, white grape, white wine, vanilla, toasted oak, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, clove, leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/lightly funky/spicy/acidic yeast, white wine barrels, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, cherry, orange peel, pear, mango, melon, green apple, white grape, white wine, vanilla, toasted oak, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with lighter notes of peppercorn, clove, leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light yeast/tannic oak spiciness and lactic tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, cherry, orange peel, pear, mango, melon, green apple, white grape, white wine, vanilla, toasted oak, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/lightly funky/spicy/acidic yeast, white wine barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light dryness from tart/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and lightly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is an awesome sour wheat ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/lightly funky/spicy/acidic yeast, white wine barrels, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mildly lactic/tannic/drying finish. Pleasant levels of Brett funk and lacto, with great white wine barrel presence and malt balance. Plenty of oaken vanilla notes. Solid Belgian yeast presence. A highly enjoyable offering.

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BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
This beer has a bright red apple color. It has a slightly sour flavor. It is almost like a cider but has a really good sourness to it. I really really like it. Anderson valley is one of my favorite breweries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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bulldogops (2495) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Rating #1492 - The Columbus Review - 3.13.2015 On tap @revolutionyeg #SourNFunk2015 Expectations shattered. Was expecting a mildly funky belgian style wheat beer. Hazy golden pour, bubbly white head. Aroma is brett and oaky chardonnay. Medium carbonation, crisp mouthfeel, lots of barrel and funk notes accented by soft fruits, citrus. Delightful

3.9
bhensonb (15207) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours translucent gold with a 3 finger foamy white head. Earthy aroma suggesting citrus, pineapple and maybe brett. Med body. Rely earthy; still saying bretty, citrus. Like Berliner Weiss in a strong way. Extremely tasty.

3.9
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
On tap at HOTB. Mild lactic tart aroma with carbonic gaseousness. Pale golden clear with creamy white lacing head. Medium-light body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with nice tart lactic-carbonic acidity and some wheat flavor. Mild funk. Tart and light astringent finish with lactic tang after. Little watery but nice flavor overall.

3.9
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Draft at SB. Go, Fal, go! Man, this beer is rad. Pours a cloudy dark gold with a loose and sudsy white head. Bit tangy nose, hard to pin down, showing faint hints of candied lemons and grapefruits, a bit of sweet pickle, a bit of wet grassy funk, I dunno, it’s a beautiful and refreshing tartness as soon as you get a whiff. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, bread crusts, a bit of candied lemon, some mild sweet pickle, maybe a soft and subdued balsamic note way in the background. Tough to dial in precisely. Really gorgeous, and seems very singular. Not a lot of other beers around exactly like this one; maybe none. These days, that’s saying something--and this beer is not only new and different in its way, but it’s also made very well. This one could be an all-the-time beer, at least for sourheads.


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