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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel Aged Kentucky Common is a modern interpretation of a style native to pre-prohibition Louisville. Historically the beer was dark in color, creamy, and tart as a result of the introduction of lactobacillus bacteria by sour mashing. Local Option Bierkwerker took up the task of brewing this once familiar style – electing to use specialty grains rather than a large percentage of corn – yielding an adventurous taste profile befitting both conventional and courageous palates.

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3.6
kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Draft a at Local Option, Chicago. Pours clear brown with a tiny off white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and acidic, aspects on the nose becoming downplayed and replaced by tart fruit. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2017
Keg at Local Option. Dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of cherries, citrus, corn, mild roast. Taste is cherries, roast. Thin, mild tartness.

3.1
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Interesting beer. It is a mix of a porter, jelly donut, brett and sourness. Definitely interesting. Not the greatest.

3.7
Sammy (12601) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at the Local option, with the brewers, the owner. Several samples of a Flanders Red I realize there really isn’t any cherry here, and my palate can walk out scott-free. Coffee! aroma, brown colour, lacey, creamy. I am told only 2 brewers in the USA do this, and I am told from my fellow raters, that someone tried it at a one off cask fest in Ontario.

3.4
shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Rating: 5/26/2012 Tap at New Albanian. Sour cherry and malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Mild lactic sour cherry and malt flavor. Lightly sour - a great summer beer.

3.8
marcus (10570) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2017
On tap at Local Option. Pours Dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a slightly sour brown ale flavor with a smooth malty finish.

2.8
jmgreenuk (9863) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap at Local Option, Chicago. Poured a deep mahogany with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is liqourice malt and a hint of vanilla in the background. The flavour is strong sour with a vinegar palate that totally dominates.

3.7
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
Taster on tap at Against the Grain. Mostly clear, dark red brown color. Head fades to nothing. Nice big kind of tart nose... Cherry, light vinous notes in the aroma. Some tannin. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Nice bigger sour taste, light spiciness, bigger tannin in the flavor. Hints of chocolate, dark fruit. Lightly sticky, light sour bite in the finish. Tasty, flavorful sour.

3.7
drowland (8939) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2/28/14. On tap at Against the Grain. Dark pour, deep brown, with a small khaki head. Vinous aroma, lightly tart, a little funky, malty, caramel. Pretty sour flavor, some underlying roastiness, toasted caramel, and nuttiness, reminds me of a dark sour (which I guess it is, sort of).

3.7
drfabulous (8474) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draught at Country Boy. Amber brown color. Sour reddish with a nice deep sour taste.
Earlier Rating: 10/20/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Draught at Local Option. Brown body.Tan head. Slightest taste of chocolate. But then big sour tart taste takes over. I like this a lot.


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