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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
superspak (5797) - 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.

3.7
IndianaRed (4871) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle, hazy deep golden, sandy head. Light sour winey aromas, some wheat malt flavors, mildly sour and the white wine lends a nice character. Very slight musty and woody as well.

2.7
mjmoen (575) - - JUN 10, 2017
F. Pours a clear golden color with white head. I guess I’m not of the sour and funky persuasion

3.2
dfinney23 (3394) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Label doesn’t say if this was brewed with actual horse tongues but I’m guessing not. More than "very slightly" sour. Maybe horses’ tongues aren’t as sensitive as humans’.

3.7
DialSquare (5113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Bomber from Kenny Road Market: orange-gold pour, thin white head. aroma of bretty, funky, wine, wheat. tastes are acidic, little woody, lemon, bready wheat, citrus, bit candied, earthy. light dry. tingly thinnish palate.

3.1
mkel07 (6212) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2016
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique 221016. The name of this beer says it all, it is not called horse tongue for nothing. Holy crap there is a whole lot going on with this beer-sour, funky and who knows what else. Looks okay in the glass and that is very deceptive as the appearance does not prepare you for the assault on your mouth that is to follow. Makes your mouth pucker big time.

3.7
geologyguy (1632) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Medium sour smell, taste is a solid sour...quite strong when you don?t sip for a bit...good! Smooth and has some depth but not a lot...buttery finish

3.1
slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 8, 2016
@Mellow Fellow - more than just a hint of sour, to the point I’d class it as such. Wine and oak more than wheat, though still light and fairly refreshing. A little odd musty wheat tart finish.

2.7
dwyerpg (6290) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2016
Some light floral notes from the aroma. Quite taken aback with the first sip as I wasn’t expecting the sourness. It’s not aggressive but clearly evident. Don’t get much wheatiness at all. Seems more like a sour blonde. I do unfortunately get some butter notes. Makes me go back and forth on the score. I settled a little lower as a result.

3.9
jb (3309) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2016
On tap at Village Tavern. Very nice, mellow, soft, fuity, and a touch of sour. Very delicate, well balanced and quite well done.


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