RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Weve 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2827) - ngelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2016
Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016 Red session 20160514. Fruity and woody, citric and acidic. The finish is dry and fruity with woody notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10878) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2016
Draught @ CBC. Pours golden with a white head, lacings. Aroma of light sourness, yeast, wood, barnyard, tart fruit. Flavor is rather sour, light malt, yeasty, wood, barnyard, tart fruit. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, light acidic finish. 140516

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (18354) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2016
CBC. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, barnyard and fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 140516

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (2712) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
Sample @ CBC16, Copenhagen. Red session. HAzy golden pour with a decent head. Notes of tropical fruits, stone fruit, some light vinous notes, apples and a light tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4533) - Holbk, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
CBC16, red session, tap. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma medium sour, barnyard, tart, lactic, citrusy, grapes, tropical fruit, barrel. Flavor medium+ sour, fruity, barrel, dry, long lasting. Light body.!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2223) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2016
Tap @ CBC16. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is barnyardy, tannins, citrussy, lactic, nice funk, grapes, tropical fruit. Taste is tart, lactic, grapey, citrussy, tropical, lemon zesty, oaky. Delicious!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (5863) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2016, RED

golden hazy. Woody, pencils on nose pale malts bit of barn. Med bodied, slight tartness, mouthwatering, long fknish. Golden dry honey, biting citrus. Favourful nice.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (6601) - rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Sample at CBC 2016. Tart and fruity smell with an aroma that reminded me of Sorachi Ace. Similar taste. I didnt like the aroma on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (3070) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Clear golden, white head. Sour, citrus aroma, some funk. Flavour is dry and tart with lemon and cat piss. Has som yoghurt notes. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (18050) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
CBC2016. Fast klare goldgelbe Farbe, geringe weie Schaumkrone. Geruch s malzig, leicht hopfig. Geschmack leicht suerlich fruchtig, helle Frchte leicht hopfig.


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