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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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We’ve patiently waited for two years to offer you this exquisite ale! Sour Opal retraces its roots to the lambic cellars of the town of Brussels and the Senne River valley, in Belgium. This American “Gueuze” represents a spectrum of flavors from a traditional barrel aged sour ale, complete with aromas of aged cheese and a distinct earthy mustiness that can only be found in a well cellared barrel aged sour. The complexity and balanced flavors of Sour Opal can be attributed first to the crisp assertive tannic acidity of the Viognier barrels. Oak-derived flavors and aromas mingle with guava, passion fruit, pineapple and tart cherry notes. This beer rounds out with a crisp clean and quenching acidity as well as a mild grape fruitiness that is intensified by a higher carbonation level.

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3.1
Westchesterco (2142) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2017
From a bottle at the DC RB gathering October 15, 2017. It is a clear golden color with an off white head. The Aroma Is isour grapes. Very tart flavors.with a grapefruit finish interesting

3.5
Iphonephan (7192) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2017
From a bottle at the DC RB gathering October 15, 2017. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of vinyl and sour grapes. Very tart flavors.

3.7
MickieDee (57) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Tasted @ The Lantern's Sour Fest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
HopsTamer57 (12) - - SEP 15, 2017
..........,,,,,........................,,,,,...... via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
ajnepple (6979) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2017
On tap at Goed Zuur. Orange colored and pretty clear in appearance with a fluffy, lingering white head. Aroma of oak, rustic yeast, light sour funk, mild barnyard, white wine and light citrus zest. Similar flavor, complex, rustic and lightly tart with a hint of peppery spice. Soft, smooth carbonation with a light puckering feel and a lasting oaky finish. Pretty nice overall.

3.7
neongolden (1784) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
(On tap @ CBC 2016 Red Session, Copenhagen) Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is quite tart, a mix of pale malts, a fair amount of oak, some sour citrus, tart white grapes, unripe pit fruit, musty funk. Flavour is a balance of acidity and some sweetness from pale malt, citrus, tart white wine, vague pale fruity notes, quite oaky, tannic, a bit of dry earthy funk. Pretty dry in the finish with lots of tannic woody notes, slightly dusty, lingering acidity. Light to medium bodied, average carb. Doesn’t quite feel like a gueuze, being rather sour and balancing that with oak. Pleasant though.

4.2
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2017
Draft pour at Hazel, thanks solidfunk! Clear golden yellow with off-whit ehead. Aromas of wine, stone fruit, grapes. Tastes of tart acidic notes, wine, grapes. Light body with a dry finish. Nice stuff.

3.6
solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2017
Much superior in aroma to the lil version like original Eazy E. Some white wine and a little bretta. Tangy finish. Good balance and potent. Tap at Hazel.

3.4
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2017
[email protected] Red Session. Golden colour, small head. Aroma is tart wood, some sourness, mild lactic and malty notes with some earth and yeast. Flavour is fruity, floral, dry wooden notes with some lactic and sour notes. Pleasant flavour.

3.7
hallinghansen (3403) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2016. Clear yellow body with a small white head. Light yeast, barnyard, funky tart.


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