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style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 463   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 750mL Bottle. Aroma is wow, wow, wow. Tart, citric, and rich with fresh squeezed white wine grapes. A bit of Welch’s white grape juice and some really fresh juicy jellied white grape seeds. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange, with a soapy whitish rim. Flavor is somewhat less exciting than the aroma. Starts with a dry bread, champagne, and grape juice seltzer presentation, then gives off a little fermented fruit pulp, wet arugula leaves, and a snap of acid. It leaves a distinct grape skin tannins on my teeth as it departs. I kind of enjoy that for balance with the sugars in the beer. Slides out on light rainier cherry character. Nice, but not line up at the door at 9am good. I like the rather fresh leaf in the back. Complex and white grape heavy, if that’s what you’re looking for. I want more funk and cotton.


4
ciocanelu (2938) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 7, 2017
Slightly hazy orange color with almost no head. Aroma has unripe stonefruits, lemon but also a vanilla sweetness from the barrel aging. Taste is sour and acidic with unripe fruit notes. Quite refreshing yet intense on the flavors and easy to drink.

4
gripweed57 (2851) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2017
750 ml corked and crowned bottle. 2015 vintage. 10.1% ABV. A gusher when uncorked. Honey gold pour is hazy with a brief bubbly white head. Intense sour malt aroma. Flavor is extremely tart with vinous notes. There is a slight hint of oak, though subdued. Sourness levels off in middle. Alcohol is subtle but present. Tart dry finish.

4
Camons (13223) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Gusher that pours slightly hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of light sourness, yeast, wood, oak, tart fruit, white grapes. Flavor is sour, malt, yeast, oak, wet wood, tart fruity, wine, white grapes, little citrus aswell, little alcohol. Medium to full body, average carbonation, light acidic finish with a little alcohol warmth. 181017

3.2
Nische (2500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle at pilsnertests. MASSIVE gusher. Half the bottle on the grass. Hazy orange with a white fizz. White grape aroma with a bit of funk and oak. Taste is very similar with white grapes, oak, light funk. Semi sweet with a strange leather finish.

3.4
EvanFriend (630) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2017
Well, this one is pretty much as advertised, a sour beer with heavy white wine notes. Not bad, but kinda an oily mouthfeel that I’m not a big fan of.

3.8
ArtificialCyst (1340) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle from Browarium. Aroma: Phenolic, brett, lots of white fruit, bit vinegar-ish, barnyard. Appearance: Golden body, low head. Taste: Grapes, fruit, dry, bretts, barnyard, a bit of acetone, champagne, vinegar, sour, with warming builds more and more interesting wine-ish body. Palate: Overcarbonated (came out of the bottle), dry astringent finish, medium body.

3.6
heman (1195) - Tychy, POLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Aromat kojarzący się z białym winem musującym, kwaśne żółte owoce, nuty dzikie w postaci wyprawionej skóry, drewna, siana. W smaku kwaśne białe wino, wytrawne, z umiarkowanymi posmakami dzikimi, stajnia, siano.

3.8
mansquito (6886) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2017
From a bottle: pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is grapes and vibegar and wood. Taste is somewhat bitter wih a nice bit of sourness. More on the bitter and sharp side of the sours spectrum. Good though.

4
Vells (1938) - Rīga, LATVIA - MAR 25, 2017
Crisp grapes, berry like kick, white wine, oak impact, bit citrus. Moderate tartness all the way, with some light hints of sweet. Quite dry finish. Super enjoyable sipper

3.1
Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Minimal lacquer, some delicate scent of human feces, champagne. Nicely sour but also a bit sweet


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