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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Surf Mountain Sour is a light bodied Hefeweizen based sour ale designed to quench the thirst of any mountain loving individual. With its balance of fresh hops, dry fruit aroma, and a refreshing sour finish the allure of this brew is in its delicate complex taste; as unique as The Sangre de Cristo Mountains themselves. Whether youre mobbin the slopes with the crew, bombing a ridge on the bike, charging the gnar on the white water of the Rio G, climbing that epic cliff or just kicking back and checking out that savage ant hill in your backyard. I could think of no other beer that would more aptly compliment the experience. Cha Chin Bra!

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
unfiltered bottle. fruity, waxy lacto nose with gelatinous orange chew candy sweetness. tart and must accompanying citrus and agave sweetness, medium body, medium-high tartness, high lactic acid and citrus / wax. surprisingly well-balanced and strongly flavorful with welcome acid salivating the mouth and promoting further quaffs. sweet, a bit waxy / creamy, delicious overall. sweetart resemblance is there.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (3209) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting Kyle finally made it to at Mickeys on December 01. 22 oz bottle. This one looks like a bummer. The pour is a dirty amber color with no head and no apparent carb to be found. Thats a shame. The aroma is interesting. There is a light citrus and a pretty syrupy sweetness. There is a hint of sourness on the back end, but this is bland, light, and seems off. The flavor is much of the same. There is a hint of sourness, but a sweet fruitiness takes over and there is a bit of an acidity on the finish. The mouth feel is syrupy and not good. There isnt any carb to be found and it just leaves a flat, not good finish. Im okay not trying this one any more. Ugh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (2052) - California, USA - APR 30, 2016
22oz bottle pours a pale brown color with out any head. No carbonation left. Looks like this is coming up on 5 years old. Delicious balance of sour and funk despite the lack of carb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9824) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle sample from notes 2011. Pours a slightly hazy orange golden colr with no head. The aroma and flavor had a tart funk, lactic acidity, agave sweetness, citrus and general fruits. No carbonation, flat mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (12076) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Imperial wheat beer kind of sour. Lighter tart notes lemons and a bit of wheat.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3661) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Mike. The beer appears a hazy, light orange hue with virtually no head or lace. The aroma offers a mild sourness with notes of citrus. The nose is much more subtle than I anticipated, based on previous experiences with Santa Fe wild ales. The flavor is decent enough, but could be so much more. Surf Mountain Sour lacks the daring, bold, palate attacking flavor for which I was hoping. A mild acetic character gently emerges in the finish. Its always a treat to sample a new sour/wild ale, but this one fell a bit short for me. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-20-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (47085) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, barnyard - baking yeast. Initial flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light moderate acidic, middle flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet, light moderate acidic and bitter, finish flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, baking yeast, initial and finish has some fruit swettnes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20120616]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25103) - Malm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2012
Bottle @ Paps. Pours a clear golden color with no head. Has a fruity sour tart lactic dusty woody aroma. Fruity sour tart acidic woody flavor with weak hints of citrus. Has a dry woody sour tart acidic finish with weak hints of citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27013) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at Paps. Cloudy orange coloured with a small white head. Light acidic aroma of berries with notes of brett. Light acidic flavour of berries with notes of oak. Tart finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle at Papss - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Nice mellow sourness, toasted notes, light toasted malts, light vinegar, sharpness, pleasant, barnyard, nice bretty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11648) - Sborg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma of sourness, grape, some Earth, fruits and citrus. Flavour of grape, sourness, fruits, citrus, Spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends sourness and citric.


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