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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Inspired by the traditional gueuze beers of Belgium, BACKACRE matures for more than a year in oak barrels to develop a fruity, earthy, and refreshingly tart character. The careful blending of different barrels creates a sparkling golden ale with a crisp and complex nature akin to cider or dry champagne.

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4.1
Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
A murky golden sour ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, loads of lactic acid, Epsom salts, light Brett, lemon juice, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with smooth lemony notes, lactic acid Epsom salts, nice and smooth. Bottle at Montréal Xmas gathering 2015.

3.9
markextrae (4450) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
bottle shared by a friend. poured a very clear golden colour with a thin white head on top. as it starts to warm there’s a clear dried peach notice, apricots, and stone fruit pits. wheats, and crisp malts, sparkly carbonation and not that much sour tart notes to detect. taste follows to nose, again not that tart. but there’s a good amount of funk, oak, and ofcourse apricots. enjoyable beer

3.7
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Thanks to koopa for sharing. Pours a very hazy, dark golden yellow color with a one finger, frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind. Musty, earthy aroma with subtle brine and lactic funk character along with earthy barrel notes and sweet stone fruits. Decent barnyard/funky bug presence with lacto, citrus acidity and dry oak along with some peach and light vinous notes. Medium bodied with a stronger barrel presnce than expected. Slightly briny with some lactic funk, musty cobweb and a decent amount of acetic acid yet never becomes harsh or solvent like. Sour and acidic but not overwhelmingly so with puckering funk and subtle salty flavors. Somewhat like a saison/farmhouse and wild ale hybrid with subtle spice and musty funk followed by toasted oak, wild bugs, citrus acidity and a lingering acetic, slight vinegar-like presence in the finish. Fortunately, there is nice balance and the farmhouse characteristics aren’t completely overpowered. Tart and puckering but not harsh at all, remaining delicate and easy to drink. This beer didn’t completely blow me away but it’s a solid first offering from these guys.

4.2
drsandman (1577) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Pours a pretty pale gold, thin white head. Aroma is oak, white grape, apple, champagne, faint lacto. Flavor is dry crisp oaky grape, Apple, lemon, tart. Quite nice.

4.3
hopscotch (11175) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours lightly hazy and yellow with a small, creamy, white head. The aromatic highlights include apricot, oak and a mild measure of funkiness. Medium to full-bodied with zippy carbonation. This is incredibly sour, incredibly fruity and incredibly delicious. A joy to drink. Another world class beer supplied by ctipping!

4.1
dlovell2 (2213) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Beautiful bubbly golden color with a white head . Aroma is tart fruit, lemon, slight funk. Bubbly champagne mouthfeel. Dry fruity flavor with lemon and tartness. Finishes with a dry oak flavor and funk. Fantastic!

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jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2015
750ml bottle share

Aroma: Slight funkiness, sweet/fruity, citrus, floral

Appearance: Clear to slight hazy depending on top/bottom of bottle, big white head with good retention

Taste: Tart and funky

Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation, crisp dry finish

Overall: Very well sour. It’s tart and funky, but mellow. Not overpowering. Great finish and very, very nice taste and aroma.

4.4
malrubius (2960) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Meditrina. Peachy hazy colored with ring. Tropical fruit pineapple peach tart woody aroma Medium tropical fruit pineapple peachy sweetness with medium funky tart woody crisp dry finish with hints of lemon. Very nice fine lively carbonation in medium nicely attenuated body. Excellent.

4.3
TaktikMTL (7874) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Bouteille verte de 750 ml partagée entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de foin et de citron. Apparence: La couleur est blonde opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron et de pommes vertes avec une pointe d’abricot. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de citron en arrière goût. (Rating #6188)

4.5
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Tasted on 10/15/14, my 30th birthday! Big thanks to Alex for finding this one in Vermont for me. Pours very light, clear pale yellow with a thick white head that slowly recedes to a thick collar and spotty lace. The nose is incredibly complex with a bunch of funk and earth, a touch of oak, some citrus pith tartness, floral pitted fruit, amazing. The flavor is not as intense in any facet, but super balanced and delicious with all of the same earthy, funky, tart, and fruity complexity, with a bit more oaky malt than the nose. The body is just under medium with average but smooth carbonation and a long complex finish that starts off mostly tart, moving to the funk, and featuring the light oak for quite some time.


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