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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of our 2 oldest sour barrels in Normal. A Belgian-style lambic soured by wild secondary fermentation and aging for over 3.5 years in an unbranded red wine barrel.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerge077 (62) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Two drafts served in a goblet at Destihl in Normal. Murky orange, hazy with particulate matter (fruit skin, barrel residue, who knows). Thin ring of white foam at the edge, no lacing, a thin broken skim across the surface. Fruity citrus and yogurt aromas, some wet hay as it warms, lactic tartness and fruity acidity. Soft and pleasant, straightforward though not especially funky or nuanced. Fruit forward with orange, lemon, and green strawberry notes. Puckering acetic acid at first, fruity lemon and citrus flavors, residual brett aftertaste. Clean lactic finish that practically vanishes without a trace. Well carbonated, effervescent and light bodied. Lacks a little bit in the complexity department, but otherwise tasty. Definitely quenching and drinkable. Very reminiscent of Uplands lambic output, possibly due a similar inoculation of lacto and brett. Also comparable to an unfruited version of Destihls Sour Strawberry.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13177) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a clear yellow gold with medium white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is funk, oak, lemon, apple. Medium body, wood, funk, lemon, nice tartness, very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3375) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Draft pour at the Pine Box. Pours a clear copper color with very little head. I love the beers with a small story to it. Reading that this was aged for about 800 days. Crazy! I hadnt even started drinking beer when this was in the barrel aging. Definitely makes this beer unique to me. Flavor has a sour green apple like flavor with a heavy lingering sour taste. Really nice sour. Enjoyed this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2883) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pale golden color. Tart, lactic-funky aroma. Quite tart in flavor; leomny-delicious. Notes: GABF 13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4159) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Fobab 2013 Rate #4:
Pours a pale gold, and actually has a nice head to it.

The aroma is funky and barnyardy. Its got a bit of sour fruit and oak in the nose.

The flavor is dry and tart with a good dosing of lemony character and general sour fruit. Its got a nice white grape character and some earthy & oaky tones.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10923) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Cloudy yellow. Cool beer! Yogurt, lemons, dank earth, wet wood, light tannic notes, oak, vanilla from the oak I am guessing...cool as shit!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (6123) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Sampled at Perennials Midwest Belgian Beer Festival - Pours lightly hazy yellow / golden. the aroma is sour with lacto and citrus along with mild toast to the malt and some funkiness. It has a medium smooth body that has just a bit of light soft carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth sourness, lacto/milk smoothness and light vinegar. The finish adds lemon and creaminess. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a hazy golden yellow appearance with a white head. Holy shit, this mofo has a bunch of funky cheese, cobweb, and basement aromas. Lemon, lactic, vanilla, hay, straw, wheat, moderately sour flavor with a bit dry finish. Fucken cool beer. You cant fake the funk, bro.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7851) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a hazy gold with lots of white head. Musty nose, some wood, grass, pithy, lots of acid. Flavor is very acetic, grass, pithy, vitamin C tablets. Acetic finish. Too much acid.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
On tap at GABF 2013, big lemon yeasty funk and the taste is super puckering tart, nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12190) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of tart fruit, barnyard, horse blanket and citrus. Flavour is light sweet and heavy acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.


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