RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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Huhzubendah (3763) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle shared by Matthew. Thanks man, you are always such a generous host. Cheers.

Transparent, light orange, body with a small, off-white collar. Funky aroma. Brett, white grape. Really solid.

jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2017
2017 edition, on tap at side project cellar. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with bubbly white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of strong barnyard funk notes over a clean lactic acidity and light lemony citrus notes. Taste is less funk, more acidity, less fruit, gets a little off here. Great at first, got tougher the more I drank, but still pretty awesome.

numalee13 (33) - THAILAND - NOV 5, 2017
AROMA : barnyard , hay , pineapple , Oak
APPEARANCE : SRM16 , Haze with some sediment , frothy, white foam
TASTE : light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness well balance
PALATE : medium body, lively, long finish

beerplace (2146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2017
375ml bottle at Kump's during non-Belgian lambics tasting. Batch #1, 2015. Pours a hazy golden with a weak white head. Aroma is funky and slightly fruity. Similar taste. Moderate acidity. Quite good.


Batch #3, 2017. Aroma and taste by some reason has some lager notes. Ok.

Ferris (16720) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2017
Bottle - Sour and lacto with some lemon. Clear gold with a small white head. Light grain sourness with a lemon and grape finish.

Westchesterco (2211) - 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

Iphonephan (7332) - 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.

MickieDee (67) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Tasted @ The Lantern's Sour Fest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

HopsTamer57 (20) - - SEP 15, 2017
..........,,,,,..... .................. .,,,,,.. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ajnepple (7200) - 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.

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