De Proefbrouwerij Sour Barrel #2

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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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DocJitsu (2079) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Pours a partially clear classic golden with a perpetual off-white head. Tart apple and slightly earthy nose. Heavy mouthfeel. Tart taste, but not aggressively.

4.1
OldMrCrow (2447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Tap at Toronado Seattle.

To my delight they had both this and #3 on tap at Toronado, which necessitated a visit. I started with this one, and what a delight. Light brown-orange pour in my snifter, slightly murky, limited head. Wonderful funky aroma, first sip bringing a bit of a sour hit but nothing overpowering and very easy for the palate to acclimate. The light-ish but still distinctive funk was the centerpiece and it was splendid. What a lovely beer. A bit older than #3 and perhaps that helped, but this was by far the better of the two (and better than #1 as well, given my notes). First-rate gueuze.

3.7
ctipping (2299) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
On tap at Specialty Beer Cellar. Hazy deep orange. Smells of oak, fruity yeast and bananas, moderate vinegar. Tastes a little bit vinegary and very oaky. Kinda malty in the middle. Green apple tartness in the finish. Medium body. Moderate sourness. Nice.

3.4
nealblind (2035) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Red gold. Aroma lemons cinder blocks. Tastes cheesy lemons fruity dry hops. Plenty of umami. Hits those great sour notes a bit simple though.

4
BVery (11494) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Tap at Busters. Clear golden orange pour with a white spotty head. Sharp vinegar, some cheese, some funk. Really nice.

3.8
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Nice big sour beer that has a good yeasty propfile and a decent alcohol percentage for the style. Enjoyable.

3.5
ads135 (5235) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 27, 2015
A pretty decent sour, the tartness hit you right in the jowels. No holds barred sour flavor with a vinegary aroma. Tried at Krug Park with Jess in 2015.

3.9
deyholla (12663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Sampled from the tap at Winking Lizard. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has has a nice tart fruit note with a light grain and funk note. Flavor has a decent amount of acid with tart fruits, a light dryness and some earthiness underlying.

3.5
brokensail (16696) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
On tap @ Original Gravity. Hazed golden-orange colored beer with white foam. Woah, really funky. Blue cheese, mushroom, and a damp wood character. Some apple cider vinegar, green grapes, and a bit of citrus as well. Fairly sour and definitely more acetic than I’d like, but the funk and fruit character do help out a lot. Hints of peach and apricot, perhaps?

4.2
arminjewell (9744) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of funk, oak, cheese, lemon, acetic, hints of stone fruits. Taste was a mix of funky cheese, basement, dusty, earthy notes into some slight apricot, peach, some lemon, finishing fairly funky, earthy, slightly tart. Nice.


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