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RATINGS: 458   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
auerbrau (3203) - 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.


3.8
ArtificialCyst (1140) - 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 (956) - 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 (6319) - 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 (1833) - 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 (933) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

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

4.1
jgb9348 (6187) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2017
2013 Bottle The Seventh Beer of my #6000 celebration, which so happens to be the centre beer at #6000 itself...finally! Quite difficult to get the cork to get moving, but once it got a bit of a gap near the top, it opened fairly easily. Pours completely clear with a touch of a copper coloured body, but fairly peach and orange-ish with a thin off-white head that fades just as quickly as soda and doesn’t leave any sort of lace at all - large bubbles as well that fade to nothing. Aroma of gueuze, light malt, grass, yeast, white grape juice, more yeast and a sour, spontaneous fermentation smell that just screams funky sourness, just like the best gueuze from Belgium. Light to Medium-bodied; Funky sour flavours at first with green apples, pears, apricots and peaches, passionfruit and a light dose of guava as well, but the malt comes through a touch near the end, but this is funky and showing the must and dry oak throughout. Complex wild and funky flavours at first with the deep sour funk all pungent throughout along with the dry oak and sweetness that would show through after a long time in a wooden barrel. Aftertaste is funky, but the spontaneous fermentation and complexity with flavours around the spectrum makes this a very nice beer through and through and makes this a welcome and US-brewed alternative for a real, unblended gueuze from Belgium. Overall, great to finally sample, and despite the ho-hum appearance and unflattering trip to the glass, this beer is really good and makes me long for another trip to the brewpub and samples right from the barrels. I sampled this 75 cL corked and caged bottle, purchased from Supermarket Liqours in Fort Collins, Colorado on 17-March-2016 for US$19,99 sampled almost exactly a year later on 18-March-2017. 2013 Edition (9,3% abv) // Purchased: 17-March-2016 // Sampled: 18-March-2017

3
Gebels (92) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
In aroma Grape, champagne, wine and yeasts, in taste quite similar, grape a bit of leather and wine

4.2
Alusmamuts (1902) - LATVIA - MAR 14, 2017
Dark yellow bit orange slightly hazy. Mild sour fruity aroma. Strong fruity sourness, some sourness and slight bitterness. Wine and fruity notes, lasting also in the aftertaste.

3.1
sokuzs1 (1252) - POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Aroma: riesling, alcohol, earthy, oak, spicy Taste: medium sour, riesling, alcohol, oak, earthy, spicy

3.6
rumore (484) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 12, 2017
From 75cl bottle at Grand Cru, Rimini, Italy. Pours pale gold, hazy, with almost no foam. Aroma is tannic and denotes sour wild yeasts. Body is medium with marked astringency. Taste is intensely sour, some sapidity. Finish is relatively long.


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