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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Confession is a true collaborative effort between the wine and beer world. A variation of our sour blonde ale, brewed in part by the Parker team, Confession was blended and fermented with juice pressed from Parker’s Riesling grapes. The result is remarkable. Not quite beer, not quite wine. Fragrant fruit flavors warm the nose, infiltrated by a slight funk from the wild yeast. The first sip is reminiscent of a dry, white wine, but everything changes upon further examination as the flavors marinate and reveal themselves with each gulp.

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2.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bruery keeps ruining their beers by turning them into vinegrettes. This is a salad dressing more than a beer. Some grapefruit flavors from the reisling.

3.9
Marheb (6037) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
(En fût à la brasserie): Une base fermière forte, de la chair de citron, du bois humide et de l’acide lactique. La texture devient presque crémeuse vers la fin malgré la sécheresse qui s’accroche.

3.8
rxeight (3225) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2016
750 ml. 2015. Hazy gold with a finger of frothy white head. 4/10 sourness, with white grape blended perfectly with the sour. Some oak and white wine. Not that deep or complex. Just a very good, easy drinking sour.

3.6
maekchu (4024) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2016
Bomber. White wine-like fruity nose, fresh, with light funk, and a small earthy note. Thin pale chardonnay color. Tart, sour stone fruit flavors, with more white wine grapes. Thin body, gentle astringency, tangy on the tongue. Pleasant stuff, but it really seems more like wine than beer.

3.9
KyotoLefty (10611) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2016
750 ml bottle. Big Riesling grape nose, lactic acid, vanilla, some vinegar, apples. Pretty like a white wine, lace. Quite tart, flavors of wine, yogurt. Very acidic and quite interesting.

3.6
koleminer20 (3844) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this baby at a line share at Witch’s Hat on St. Patty’s Day. 750 mL bottle poured from I’m not sure who. The pour is a crisp clear golden yellow color with a decent white head and a little lace as it disappears into what looks like a yellow sparkling grape juice. It’s weird. It shouldn’t be this clear. The aroma is pretty sour. There is a nice tart, sharp grape skin that seems to work well with the lightness of the overall beverage. There is a little funkiness to it, but it’s a little basic. The flavors are definitely better. There is a good bit of grape in it, but the sourness and crisp tartness are excellent. There is a lovely funky tart grape, and it just carries through. Not complex, but what’s there is good. The mouth feel is lighter, with a crisp carbonation. It does come off a little syrupy on the finish though. The aftertaste is lingeringly sour and lovely. This was a surprise, even though it doesn’t look like one.

3.8
ebone1988 (2079) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20, Gus, and others. Aroma is quite sour, funky, skins, barnyard, really good. Appearance is golden, clear, white head. Taste is sour, tart, funk, skins, really really good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp carbonation, sour aftertaste. Overall, this is very very good, although quite sour.

4.1
popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2016
750ml bottle. The beer is a medium yellow with some gold to it. There might be a touch of haze but it looks pretty clear. Smallish fizzy white head. It fizzles away quickly, leaving no bubbles at all behind. Dead flat appearance after about two minutes. The aroma is very vinous. Right off the bat, it’s a beer wine. Lots of oak, fairly buttery and quite nice. Pepper, pineapple, lemon, lime, and some stone fruit action - apricots, peaches, fresh plums. It’s fruity with a light spicy edge. Most of the fruit flavors seem to be from the wine. The yeast provides a delicate but deep earthy funk to the beer. Taste reveals more depth from the oak. There’s a big vanilla note. More buttery wood. Lots of lime with a tangerine juiciness. Moderately dry. I’d be curious to see what some more age to this beer. Still, it’s already quite good. Mouthfeel is a bit slick. Carbonation is low. It’s an excellent melding of wine and sour beer flavors. The grapes take the driver’s seat, but the yeast provides a depth that elevates the flavors.

3.8
JaBier (8178) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with no head. Aroma of malt and white wine, very grapey. Malty flavor with wine accents before a tart and funky finish.

4.1
jbruner (5124) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow from the bomber with thin bubbly white head. Aroma of funky brett notes, sweet white grape notes, and a hint of lactic acidity. Taste is more toward the tart grape, crisp and slightly sweet, then a dry bretty finish. Definitely somewhere between the wine and beer world, but really nice. Booze is incredibly well hidden.


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