RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
All of the sourness in the flavor comes from the process of souring the mash. To create the ideal mash for souring we doughed in at 164f. The mash eventually stabilized at 149.5. We then proceeded with saccrification, followed by a vorlauff to clarify the turbidity of the mash. Once the extract was clarified we brought the temperature of the mash down (using the heat exchanger) to 130. We added a handful of unmalted wheat to the top of the mash bed and floated a "bed" of Argon gas over the mash for about a half hour, displacing the oxygen in the mash tun and creating an "inert gaseous zone," making the atmosphere anaerobic. Then we left the mash to do its thing over the weekend. We arrived to the smell of pineapples and weird esters I had never encountered in a mash tun. We then ran off the extract as usual and brewed the wort, hopping it lightly and adding some malto-dextrin and lactose to sweeten up the wort, knowing the final product would be quite sour and might need some balance. That is how we made the sour mash Brune.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Pours a cloudy reddish brown color. Aroma is slightly earthy with some sourness. Body is a bit thin and taste has a little funk and earthyness to it. Fizzy and odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bomber at PPRBSG09. Pours a ruby brown with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is a bit funky but in a bad way- wet dog, earthy, leather, mildewy, cherry pits. Flavor has more black cherry and cyanide character, pitty woody, herbal and earthy with more weird wet dog character, slight ox soy, mint, and a light acidic finish. Ok

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (10294) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeters Spring Gathering. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Crisp light funk and a clean sourness. Tart apple notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3888) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma of sour yogurt. Flavor is very yogurty and lactic. No malt backbone at all. I didnt like this one much... 6/4/6/3/12 (3.1/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bottle: Hazy amber brown hue with a fading tan head. Fruity tart aroma- acetic notes with passion fruit and cranberry. Crisp and tart body. Nice acetic character- mildly sweet, more tart fruity notes with passion fruit and raspberry like character. Mild lactic background. Finishes clean. A nice example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3889) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Bomber at PilsnerPeters Spring Gathering shared by MicroGrog, thanks Adam. Pours a dead looking ruby brown. Aroma is musty, musky, and dirty and lightly burnt malts. Flavor is like a sour cola with acetic qualities. Some chocolate sour cola flavors. Cool stuff, has a lightly tingling mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5856) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle at Peters NY gathering - cloudy copper - no head - aroma of cherry skins and yogurt cultures - earthy throughout, with some light acidic notes, natural fruit tartness, more notes of yogurt - finishes with some red wine vinegar flavors - decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Hand bottle. Pours a brown body with an off white head. Hints of acetic acid and Flanders woody acidic sourness with a light balsamic notes.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2008
6-27-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to pastor (joepais)
Semi clear orange amber. Smell is URINE and stinky socks. Weird sour flavor of berries and feet. Gross overall - the smell makes me want to weep it is so awful

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle courtesy of pastor. (joepais) Thanks man!
Pours lightly clear dark maroon with a short lived head. Smell is sour cheese and feet. Taste is equally as odd with sourness, funky, musty dirty cheese and a foot like flavor. Sweet cheese comes in as well. Unlike any Sour Ale Ive had before, and Im glad I didnt have the entire bottle to myself. Very odd beer.

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