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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sour mash “Kentucky Common” brewed with 100% North Carolina grain (six-row barley, rye, and corn) and fresh-pressed Newtown Pippin apples from Foggy Ridge Cider. Quick-aged in Maker’s Mark barrels.

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jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Sample @ Charleston Brewvival, 2015. Brown pour with a small head. Nose of plum and some mild lactic funk. A bit of sour patch kids candy, too. Flavor has tart forest fruits. Mild citrus. Brown bread. A bit of vegetable twang. Light body, soft carb.

3.8
obguthr (6357) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Walnut, persimmon, and honey nose, kind of a neat bakalava thing happening. Clear brown, thin head. Walnut, tart apple, oak, and honey. Light body, moderate carbonation. My experience with this style is limited thus far, but this comes the closest to what I envision the style should represent. Tons of personality and quite enjoyable. A good salad course beer.

2.1
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color with white head. Old vegetables, dirt aromas with a touch of green apples. Tart, apple flavors upfront with earthy, corn, veggie in the finish. This beer sounded like it had potential, but everything about this beer just doesn’t work.

0.6
HourGlass13 (909) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2015
If you like really sour tart nasty beer this may be the hot ticket.. But for me this is easily the worst thing I have ever tried to drink. Pours a clear amber color in the glass with a thin off white head. The aroma is really strange first off.. like rotten cabbage. Taste is extremely tart, and sour. It smacks you right in the face. Gross. You get a weird aftertaste that is like vomit, and old bile. I guess thats the style.. but its some nasty stuff.

3.2
Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2014
Sampled at Hickory Hops 2014. Brown, basically clear. Smells like caramel and molasses. Taste is Crisp and tart, with hints of cherry and pear. Weird. I am looking at the commercial description and I didn’t get a lot of the flavors listed. Still kind of intriguing, though.

2.4
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
[ Tap ][ Beer Study Chapel Hill ][ 2oz ][ Free ][ PET Solo Cup ][ 3/27/14 ]
>> Clear, deep amber brown pour. Tan, thicker foam. Nose is really odd: cabbage, fermenting green beans. Taste is tart, earth, soil, lemon. Strange, but not gross. Mild sour mash character coupled with earthy grain. Just looking up the style Kentucky Common (this is my first one trying I think), I don’t if it is possible to make one that will taste good.

3.4
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pint at brewery. Good aroma. Sweet. Tart. Light barrel. Apple.clean brownish Orange. Ok head and Lace. Sweet sour flavor. Thin body smooth mouthfeel tartish finish. Nice easy drinking brew

3.5
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Sample draft from Raleigh Rare beer fest: Very nice and worth drinking and or seeking out again for a bigger sample.

3.3
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Aroma of apple and bourbon almost like a hot tottie. Taste was subdued and had a rye and dry finish to it.

3.7
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2013
On tap at the brewery, several months ago. Man, I hope they bring this one back again. It’s damn close to my favorite FS beer. Nice brown pour with copper tints and a modest filmy head. Nose was understated oaky tannins and nice tart fruit. Nice mouthfeel, perhaps a trace oily. But the oak melded really nicely with the bright tartness of the apple (also got some more muted cherry notes, and was surprised to find they weren’t among the fruit here), almost like a second tier New Glarus fruit beer (which is, y’know, pretty high praise).


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