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RATINGS: 465   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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4.1
Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Bottle at the Funky 6. Pours a hazy, deep gold with a moderate, off-white head. Nose holds tart fruits, spices and light yeast. Medium sweet flavor with some grapes, decent funk, berries, acid and white wine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Clean, sour finish, lightly warming with modest, fruity sweetness. Very nice.(4.1)

Had bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Big sour nose, tangy fruits. Sour, sweet flavor, white grapes. Medium bodied with average, tingly carbonation. Sweet and sour finish, more grapes. Nice. (4.2)

Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a fine, white cream head. Bright nose, some citrus, tart grapes, melon. Light to medium sweet with more melon, moderate tang, light alcohol, more citrus. Medium to full in body with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with further tangy orange. Nice balance, nice fruits. (4.0)

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Koelschtrinker (22068) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
Der Geruch sowie Teile des Antrunks erinnern stark an Ahoi-Brause, eine seichte Säuerlichkeit ist dabei stets parat. Im Mittelteil kommen leichte Holznoten im positiven Sinne hinzu, das Bier wird sehr vollmundig, ohne dabei extreme Noten zu erzeugen. Das heißt, das Bier ist angenehm säuerlich, dabei süffig und nur wenig trocken, wobei die Holzigkeit schmeckbar ist. Dezente Fruchtnoten, genial harmonisch. Sommerlich süffig, der Alkohol ist niemals auch nur im Ansatz erkennbar. Sehr gutes Sour Ale!! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock! 9/13/12/12/13/13

3.6
fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Cloudy deep blond color; medium sized head. Herbal aroma, heather and rosemary, mild; light sourness. Sour fruity flavor, lemon, unripe plums, sour white wine. Correct bitterness, the final is quite citrusy, but somehow balanced. Well drinkable. Quite good.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (21429) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
2012 Vintage - 8.85% ABV at Cascade Barrel House, PDX, 22/05/13. Very lightly hazed blonde with a thin white head. Nose is sour grapes, musty, MkI rad piss, woody tones, lactose. Taste comprises tarte citrus notes, light vinegar, lemon rind, soured apple skin, musty damp bark, soured pears, subtle burnt notes. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation. Decent enough sour but not a show stopper for me.

3.4
mcberko (19809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room, split with Matts_Property, pours a clear blonde with a white head. Aroma of white wine, grapes and some tartness. Flavour of white wine, lots of grapes and medium tartness that lingers. Nice depth and I like the grapes being most pronounced.

3.8
harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle at Phil Lowry’s house. Cheers Phil. It definitely had some white wine grape character. It had decent sourness as well. Maybe a bit boozy, but the white wine grape character was very good and it did have some decent sourness to it as well. A beer that definitely stood out during a beer drinking day.

4.1
Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Blonde with a touch of haze. Aroma is vinous, touch of ice wine , vinous, with a touch of acidity but a fair bit of sugar, pears, apricot...really nice, that ice wine sweetness is really nice.

3.4
TBone (18551) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2011
[email protected] Barrel House, Portland (ABV 7.75%, vintage 2010)
Clear golden color, small white head. Fruity, white wine aroma. Tart, white grapes flavor with hints of leather. Like drinking dry vinho verde. Interesting.

4.3
jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot. White head. Nose of basement muskiness, tart passion fruits, white grapes and yeast. Taste is tart passion fruits, woody oak, white grapes and musk. Some yeast. A light buttery taste in the finish, (not diacetyl).

3.6
FatPhil (17334) - 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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