RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Most brewers spend a lot of time and effort keeping lactobacillus out of their breweries; it was the first thing we brought in (it still has to stay in the corner though). We blend together two different beers to make Troublesome. The first is a somewhat uninteresting wheat beer and the second is an overly acidic & funky beer fermented solely with lactobacillus. We blend the two beers together with coriander and salt at the tail end of fermentation to create a mild, lemony tartness and a fuller sensation of mouthfeel. And yes, it’s hard to make.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1246) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy dark gold with a tiny white head. Aromas of wheat, bread, spice, light lemon citrus. Flavor is toasted grain, yeast, tart lemon, light citrus, and spice. Light bodied, crisp dry finish with a lingering citrus.

ChadPolenz (1818) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2017
BBD: 7/31/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 27 Historical Beer: Gose

AROMA: Moderate fruity aroma of lemon. Light salt, coriander and lacto presence complement the fruity scent. Acidity is low. A general, clean, sea breeze character. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Pale gold hue; full haze. Large white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Lemon pith fruity flavor throughout. Moderate sourdough bread malt & wheat base. Salt presence is quite subtle and becomes a bit strong on the finish as does a light sour bite. There is no lingering acidity or cider character. Little bitterness; no hop distinctiveness (none needed). Overall wild character is tame for the style, but palette exemplifies the style well. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; medium carbonation. Feels a little calm for the style. Refreshing and crisp with clean aftertaste. Highly sessionable at only 4.3% ABV; would be better served in cans than in bottles. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Probably an accurate recreation of the original Leipzig style; just a tad mild for American palates that want more sourness and tartness. Drinkability is fantastic, though. 7/10


tsd08460 (1165) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle from Crafted in Haymarket, VA Aroma: bread, citrus, coriander, barnyard, Appearance: hazy pale golden with a white head Taste: light sweetness, lightly sour, salt Palate: medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty

willisread (3342) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle from CYO. Pours a hazy, glowing straw with a finger of foam that lingers. Tart wheat nose, with some faint yogurt and grass. Lots of carbonation that lingers...even after 30 minutes quite overcarbonated it seems. Light bit of smoked malt, coriander seed, juniper. Light finish with low tartness. I like it.

LinusStick (3460) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2017
Decent beer. Aroma Wasn’t that good. Smelled like a stale pale layer. Like the smell of a day old beer left in a red plastic cup at a frat party. Pour was a nice hazy light gold with a thin white film for a head. Taste was better than the aroma. Lightly acidic with the wheat and yeast just hinting. Nice strong and biting carbonation. Lightly tart finish. Refreshing but a little too simple

Scipio (1081) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2017
Pours a cloudy, bright yellow with a small white head. The aroma is tart is a little on the mild side. Its mostly grape and wheat, along with impressions of orange, lemon, and floral hints. The taste has a very mild sweetness. Its tart as expected, but I find it subdued. I actually find it very close tothe nose. Orange and lemon dominate, with wheat and floral hops. Tart lemon aftertaste sticks for awhile. The body is light, with a thin, sticky texture, and average carbonation. Not bad and easily drinkable.

BrewBoxer (2636) - New York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2017
Draft at the kimpton hotel rooftop beergarten . Pours a yellow flat color. Tart and slightly acidic. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2017
12 oz bottle from Liberty Beer in Pittsburgh. Just about everything is perfect. Loved the artistic label.

HippieFee (446) - - JAN 29, 2017
Draft - Light and flavorful tartness. Please no grapefruit taste to it. It sticks to the palate as well which makes the tartness linger as well.

AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Hazy pale yellow with fleeting foam. Salty wheat cracker, bready, coriander aromas. Smooth medium body. Salty, tart wheat, mild lactic, fruity coriander flavors____good.

PanMarek (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Cloudy, murky, dark yellow pour with little foam. Distinct lacto tartness in the nose with some spice, white grape, a little lemon and some brine. Light to medium body, crisp fizz and slightly slick finish. The nose suggests a sour beer of some kind, but the taste delivers a smooth, spicy (coriander) wheat beer experience, which tends to persist to the finish. As it warms up a little earthy, wet hay aspect starts to emerge. A good sour beer / wheat beer hybrid, very good for summer. A pleasant surprise.

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