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94
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV

2009 Project: 8.33% ABV
2011 Project: 9.73% ABV
2012 Project: 8.85% ABV
2013 Project: 9.30% ABV

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1.7
Boutip (6372) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle: Poured cloudy muddy light brown color ale with a small bubbly head with no retention. Aroma of funky barnyard notes with some tart notes with some vile unrefined grainy notes. Taste is also quite a mess with loads of harsh grainy notes with some vile barnyard notes. Body is full with no carbonation. Either this bottle was off or I clearly don’t get this beer.

3.7
anders37 (26588) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity tart funky wine aroma. Fruity sour tart citrus and wine flavor with oaky hints. Has a fruity sour tart finish.

3.2
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy OldSock. Pour is gold with a nice white head. Lots of grapejuice and a little funk in the nose. Taste is very big on grapejuice, very sweet, with a bit of funk. Light-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, sweet finish. I see them going for the sweet and sour here but I mostly get sweet.

3.2
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
750mL courtesy of OldSock aka The Mad Fermentationist. The pour is a deep, clear gold with little to no head. Lace protein cut by acids. Sweet white concord grape nose, straight white grape juice. No vinous complexity. As it warms you get white wine vinegar, salt, and small bourbon like alcohol notes. Taste is spicy and acetic acid sharp on the palate. Moves to sweet white grape juice. Feels boozy, overly sweet with honey. As it warms it gets better with more vinegar and salt brine, an improvement over white grape juice. Very strange. Fun to try but not worth any expensive foray to obtain.

3.8
MattH (863) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
5.5 oz sample at Beachwood BBQ Sour Fest. Really nice flavor of white grape juice. Enjoyable beer.

3.9
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle traded by MaxxDaddy, thanks man! Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is wood, grape, grapes and dirt. Flavour is dry grape, grapes, oak, dirt and some fruity hints. Very nice and smooth beer.

3.6
Lubiere (13898) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
2010 version: A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light horseblanket, white wine, perfumey and nice. In mouth, a smooth lactic sour chery taste, refreshing and smooth, a bit of white grapeskin, quite nice. On tap at brewpub July 31 2011.

4
peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
’08 bottle. Clear copper pour with a slight fringe of bubbles on the edge of the glass. Aroma is white wine, sweet grapes, and light sour. Taste is chewy sour, white wine notes, and light funk on the finish. Somewhat thick but precise feel in the mouth. Very well done sour.

4
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Tasted on 8/20/11 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle obtained in a trade, 2009 vintage. Pours a hazy but very bright orange with a thin pink tinted head that slowly recedes to a thin spot of lace in the center of the glass and a thin collar. The nose is sweet and sour with tart lemon, sweet white grapes, SweetTart candies, a bit of underlying funk, a hint of light malt, and an herbal lavender aroma. The flavor is pretty sour with lemon acidity, white grape juice, SweetTart candies, a bit of oaky vanilla, white wine vinegar, and the same herbal lavender from the nose. The body is medium with just lighter than average carbonation and a long sour, vinegar, and grapey finish.

3.6
FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2011
750ml bottle (ChrisO Pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" Shindig)
Very lemony aroma. Sharp and crisp palate, nicely refreshing. Winey character negligible, fortunately, it’s mostly turned to real and welcome acidity. Covers 8.3% well.


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