RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Our complex, Belgian-style ‘wild beers’ are aged for several months or even years in our oak barrels. Each barrel contains a different base beer (with distinct color, flavor, body, alcohol, malt and hop character) which undergoes spontaneous and prolonged fermentation with wild critters including Brettanomyces, which is a non-spore forming genus of yeast which lives on the skins of fruit in the wild. The genus name Dekkera is used interchangeably with Brettanomyces and was discovered at the Carlsberg brewery in 1904 by N. Hjelte Claussen, who was investigating it as a cause of spoilage in English ales but which is appreciated and encouraged in certain traditional Belgian-style ales.

BARREL #1: Flanders/Oud Bruin

Belgian style Flanders/Oud Bruin naturally soured by spontaneous/wild secondary fermentation and aging for over two years.

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jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2017
2017-11-12. Hazy brown body, modest tan head fades. Aroma of tangy vinous fruit. Flavour is rich, tangy fruit. Sweetish malt in the middle. Dry tangy fruit in the finish lingers, moderate sour notes. Average plus to medium bodied palate, light carbonation. 3+ Interesting, I like it but a small pour goes a long way. 7/3-4/7/3/15 Bottle shared by wilco.

Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2017
At On tap. Clear dark copper color. Dark fruit aroma. Sour notes. Dark cherries, dark malts. Low sourness on the flavor with dark fruit and cherries/plums. Restrained warmth.

kassner (1692) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2017
This great authentic sour is on tap at whole foods in Wexford..it’s the fragrance that says it is right on and it delivers. Pure style

Andrew196 (1993) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Draft - Pours a lovely reddish-amber. Aroma of souring plums, red grape. Taste is soured stone fruit, grape, caramel, earth...a hair on the flat side of a feel but overall pretty good.

FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark brown color with a reddish hue and a small beige head that fades quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sour with red wine vinegar and a bit of soy sauce. The flavor w assour with cherry, berry, soy sauce, red wine vinegar and a hint of wood. Long finish. Medium bodied but too flat. In the ballpark of the classics of the style in flavor but ends up a pale imitation. Ok.

glennmastrange (2922) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2017 Bottle. Light grain and hay for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate to heavy earth, musty basement and dried leaves for the yeast, with cherry and red wine vinegar in the background. Head is small, fizzy, tan, with a slippery ring of lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily acidic and acetic, then finishes moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter and sour. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. A really nice Sour Brown with a bit of a bite but is very drinkable.

gregwilsonstl (2661) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Brown. Funky. Oxidized. Subtle sour. Tasted at carters NYE party. Not my mind of thing

heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2016 Tap at el Bait Shop. Deep brown that is nearly black. Tan head. Nose of tart cherries and leather. There is also wood and a little tobacco. Taste is Brett type funk and lots of wood. There is also cherry pits and leather. Slightly salty finish.

FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Barrels 25-27, 35-36; Batch year 2013; Sampled March 2016
A stead pour produces a one-finger thick, amber tinged, dark tan colored head. The beer is a deep red / amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, ruby hue when held up to the light. The beer is quite aromatically fruity, I can smell it even as I visually inspect it, with notes of plum, berry jam, and perhaps some raisin. There is a smooth, acetic & lactic acidity here that accentuates the fruit character; notes of strawberry, and cherry join the other notes. There is a solid oak character here, without getting overwhelming it contributes a solid wood-like background note, a bit of spicy oak, and a suggestion of vanilla and toasted coconut. A solid, dark malt, nuttiness becomes more noticeable over time, and there is a certain, musty oxidation character that is also found in the nose.

Somewhat dry up front, but there is a very soft, rounded, caramelized malt character here, that I wouldn’t really call sweet. Nicely tart, with a touch of spicy acetic acid, and a solid base of lactic acidity. The tartness accentuates a fruit character that has touches of caramelized cider, prune like notes, some tart raisin, as well as a sort of berry / cherry character. Some nutty notes linger on the palate and seem contributed by some dark malt notes, as well as from some touches of savory oxidation.

Again, this is a really nice sour beer from this brewery. I will have to keep my eye out for more of these, as they are certainly worth trying.

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