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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Soak: our line of sour wheat ales, aged in oak, featuring a variety of single fruit additions. We place a base brew crafted with 60% wheat grist in 600L oak puncheons for 3 months with fermentation duties shared gracefully between lactobacillus and our Native New England mixed culture. Loosely inspired by the cold-maceration process used in winemaking, we blend fruit directly into the barrels to “soak” for enhanced extraction of unique colors, aromatics, and flavors. Delightfully acidic, but not funky, our Soak series is an approachable sequence of wild offerings that we are proud to share. Plums bring enhanced complexities with tart, yet unsweetened flavor additions. Plum Soak is dry with undertones of oak and wheat.

ABV: 5.5%

MALT: Pilsner, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat

HOPS: US Goldings

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3.7
Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle split at Leighton's 20K, thanks to the deviant himself for this Juan, 01/03/17. Light pinkish crimson orange with a decent off white head. Nose is tarte fruit skins, plummy depths, wood must, green berry funk, damp hay. Taste comprises tangy green berries, wood must, damp hay bale, red berry tang, more plummy notes, funky, very light acidic ripple. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a puckering edge. Decent sour if a touch overly acidic.

4.1
bellco33 (845) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2017
On tap at the brewery in a tulip glass: I thought this was the best of the wild / sours on tap at the brewery by a large margin. Pours light pink with a thin white head. Aroma of lactic tartness, plum, oak, light grape notes. Taste is really heavy plum juice, oak on the back end, and REALLY tart (which I enjoy). Medium body, very acidic and tart, really good.

3.5
Scopey (15718) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2017
Bottle at Leighton’s sexy gaff. Thanks to Mr 20k himself. It pours lightly hazy pale blush / pink with a small white head. The aroma is crisp, tart, sour, lactic, acidic burn, earthy, funky, plum skin, red berry and sherbet. The taste is crisp, tart, bright acidity, plummy, raspberry, lactic, mouth - pucker, fairly harsh in areas and Granny Smith apple. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Enjoyable enough in small measures, but it is damn acidic.

3.5
tom10101 (6265) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle (750 ml), shared at tasting. Clear bright orangey-pinkish with a small white head, little retention, leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is of plums with some funk - but some pretty linear funk, nothing alike Belgian lambics or complex american sours - with light minerality and mild spiciness. Taste is rather tart, borderline puckering - with herbal notes, plums and some minerality. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Tart finish with some fruity notes. It’s good because the fruit (plum) comes out well but otherwise it’s linear and too acidic to be world-class.

3.5
czar (9429) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks man. pours hazy golden-purple with an off-white cap offering minimal retention and lacing. tart orchard fruitiness, medium acidity - fairly citric; cherry wine, some spices. moderate carbonation, light body, tart if not sour woody-citric finish. not triilium spectacular but a nice fruit american sour.

3.6
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
Pours a hazy pinkish gold with no head and no lacing. Nose is of plums and other generic acid/tart fruits. Taste is pretty simplistic with lots of acidity, a bit too much if you ask me. Plums maybe but buried under a ton of linear acid. Puckering. Almost De Garde grade. Body is medium and carbonation moderately high. I thought it was alright but I would never consider drinking a full bottle of this myself because of the over the top acidity.

3.8
JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle shared. Hazy orange pink pour with thin white head. Aroma is fruity, light winey notes,light funky leathery notes, citric. Taste is tart, fruity, grapefruity. Palate is light bodied, dry, light carbonation. Good.

2.9
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2017
March 1st 2017
Leighton’s 20K at his posh new gaff! Thanks to our host with the most. Hazy apricot colour beer, small pale peach head. Palate is light and very dry. decent fine carbonation. Pretty tart, some lemon acid. Tart generic fruits. Little floralness. Acidic lemon finish. Too harsh for me but I could appreciate it. A bit.

3.5
The_Osprey (9151) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
St David’s Day 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s 20K. Huge thanks and congrats to our host. As ’Trillium Plum Soak’. Hazy dark peachy orange, still with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is plum and peach, a touch sulphurous. Body is light and frothy, tingly to spritzy carbonation. Taste is lemon juice, tangy and tart, assertive acidity, breathy musty finish. Didn’t get much plum – maybe some yellow plum. Middling sour. (3.5)

4.1
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
22oz bottle shared at Leighton’s Penthouse for his 20K. Special thanks to Leighton himself for this beer. It pours a hazy rose pink color with a beige head. Aroma is sour acidic and fruity with notes of tart cherries and plums, almonds. Taste is also quite tart acidic with more tart plums, cherries and lemon juice. Long tart lemon juice in the finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, very good


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