edgallow (4305) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Draft sampler pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, tart and yeast. Taste is malts, sour and yeast. Patrickctenchi (6661) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Brown with a small, off-white head.
Fruited tea aroma.
Mash, sour wood barrel flavour.
Not bad. HighlandsRes (2) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2011 does not count
Nicegolden, hazy, frothy, rocky head, minimal head, white foam, tan foam, brown foam, sparkling, cloudy, clear, pale, orange, red, brown, black, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, astringent, fizzy, lively, oily feel, thin feel, light body, full body, medium body, thick feel, slick feel, flat, soft carbonation, deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2010
On tap. Pours dark brown with a red hue around the edges and a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is full of dark grains and a strong underlying dark fruit note. Flavor begins with dark fruits and some apple throughout, but a grain undertone is present. Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours brown with a small off white/cream colored head. Aroma was slightly sour caramel and tofee. Flavor is interesting with hints of caramel and lots of flavor from the soured mash that is added.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Light and tasty, the corn mash came through with a bourbon like sweetness and a faint pleasant sourness. I normally detest bourbon because of the corn, but in this case it was oddly refreshing, mostly because of the light and drinkable character of the beer. Brigadier (3710) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Great Taste of the Midwest 2008
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Directly after getting in I made a beeline for New Albanian. I wanted to start with something light to prepare myself for the marathon to come. This was just the ticket. I wasn’t expecting it to be so dark after seeing it listed as a California Common but I guess when you use sour mash it turns out differently. Check this one out if you happen to be at the brewpub.
Aroma / Appearance - The dark brown body was the opposite of the golden color I was initially expecting. The nose was sour and earthy with a blend of black cherries and wood. For being only 5% it was a little more dense than I expected.
Flavor / Palate - The sour malt at the start yields to a moist woody finish. Very drinkable it would be easy to eliminate a growler of this in short order. Light on the stomach and palate it is the perfect start to a long session of big bold beers.
Draft at the brewpub: When I ordered this, I thought it was going to be a steam beer, and yellow in color. It came alongside a Community Dark and looked virtually the same. Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma was of light roasted malt with hints of sour cherries. Flavor was much the same. Just a slight sour note to it with a little roasted malt. Kindof watery but easy drinking. I enjoyed it. cdeaton (66) - Madison, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Most unique beer I’ve had. Quite sour, though I was told once upon a time a better batch was brewed when the barrel endured a brutal 110 degree day. Dark brown and transparent. Notes of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries. As most would say, odd. Quite odd. But worth the effort. Extra points for style. vyvvy (6563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2008
On thinking back on this my number may be elevated a bit for the uniqueness ~ so it goes, I’ll stick with my original numbers. Sampled at Schlafly Repeal Fest ’08. Pours dark brown with a minimal sized head. The aroma has sourness (sour mash, not like a Flemish sour) and dark malt. Medium / thin body with light but biting carbonation. The taste is much like the aroma and is lightly sweet. Okay, but I wouldn’t want too much.