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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sunny gold in complexion with a vinous, psychedelic aroma bursting with wildness. Bone dry with a champagne-like effervescent and volatile acidity. Additional aging in oak barrels develops an even more complex palate.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
In short: A basic straightforward acidic and moderately sour golden ale. Very simple. Below average for the style
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when about 1 year of age. Sent to me by MrChopin. Thanks a lot Kevin
The look: Slightly cloudy golden-orange body topped by a short-lived white head
In long: Nose is acidic, moderately funky and with some citrus notes. Taste is medium-high acidic, some white wine, citrus fruits, sour notes of white grapes, sawdust. Finish is dry, dusty and a acidic. Body is a bit slim. Overall this came through as a very very straightforward acidic sour ale. The intensity was there, but the complexity wasnt. I had not problem finishing my 750ml bottle but it was one of the least uninteresting American Sour Ive ever had. For me this was just another minor disappointment in a long list of daily disappointments. I am so low on life that when I smoke weed I dont get high, I get medium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44984) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2010

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, light caramel, sour, citrus peel, tart, baking yeast, wood, berry - fruity. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a average to long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100618]

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
Deep golden pour. The nose is incredible. Funky spicy nose. Tart barnyard and sour fruit. A little bit of cheesiness and a kiss of soft bretty pineapple flavour. Long lingering fruitiness. The flavour is less tart than the aroma suggests, but it has lots of complexity. Rich, fruity and funky. Really delicious brew. Bright and fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2010
750ml bottle shared courtesy of Ryan. Poured a medium and lightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of funkiness, woodiness, grapes, and berries. Thinner tastes of the same. Lighter funkiness and on the sweeter side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On draft at the GL. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a medium sized white head. Aroma of funk, lemon zest, honey and tart fruit. Taste is much the same as the aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Has a sour grape smell to it. Taste is slightly sour with a little bit of a sweet berry taste. Not what i expected from the smell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2929) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Pale golden color with white head ... aroma of oak, lemons, grapes very sour like a white wine ..... taste of sour grapes, spicy and light lemon little zesty with a very dry spicy oak finish .... was on the hand pump at the grey lodge ..... sour and dry was very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
750 ml bottle; thanks to goryshkewych for the trade; pours cloudy light orange with faint white head; almost flat but there was a huge pop on the cork; apricots, white grapes and nice acidic level overall; light, effervescent and some cream and vanilla; a little oaky flavors from the barrel with a soft, fluffy tartness; quite nice, but not quite up to the Oude Tart in a side by side

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Bottle at Andy and Maxs fantasy tasting - great beer. LActic and acetic, though not quite puckering. Caramelized banana sweetness. The balance between sweet and sour could be a bit better, but Im starting to appreciate these sour ales more and more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Had this 5/7/10 on-tap at Bullfrog (Jaspers release day). A-Body is a uniformly translucent dark, slightly dingy golden yellow hue. Served with only a thin white fizzy collar-but good retention of the collar. S-Nose offers lots of lemon and funkiness as well as hints of vinegar and acidic tartness. Nose is quite Gueze-like. T- Moderate presence of vinegar upfront as well as tart lemon and a light tart acidic sourness. Finish is very good as it is a balance of vinegar, bready yeast, and acidic tartness. A slight sweet bready yeast lingers on. P- Soft carbonation and a light to medium weight body. O- This is a very good beer. Pretty much Gueze-like. Sour, but not incredibly sour, tasteful, and balanced. My favorite thing about this brew is the slight sweet breadiness that lingers beneath all the initial flavors. Wonderful opportunity to have this on-tap! Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 05-10-2010 21:24:58


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