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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Over a year ago, the guys at CBX worked on a couple of collaboration beers with Westbrook. One of the beers, Citrus Ninja Exchange, was an immediate release and has since been brewed again. The other, a strong, dark, sour monster, was tucked away in barrels with wild yeasts and bacteria. That beer, dubbed "Old Time" after everyone’s favorite store manager, Brandon Plyler, is now seeing the light of day. A variety of barrels were used for aging, so you’ll see a handful of versions released, each with a different name. Grumpy Old Time spent the last year in Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels getting sour.

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3.7
fonefan (49517) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Unclear medium to dark brown red colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, berry, caramel, wood, alcohol - brandy, apple notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, berry, malty, tart, woody, wine - apple wine alike. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130503]

3.5
yespr (45708) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, spiced and caramelish roasted malty. Fruity, light citric, mild acetone, caramelish and overripe fruits. Citric plum and raisins. Sweet and fruity finish.

3.8
Ungstrup (37859) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
Draft. A dark amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of caramel, alcohol, malt, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, caramel, malt, and alcohol, as well as lighter notes of brettanomyces.

3.6
joergen (28373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of dried fruits and caramel. Light acidic flavour of dried fruits, brandy and brett with notes of alcohol. Fruity finish of brett.

3.6
anders37 (26678) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours a hazy dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody tart caramel and dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty woody tart sour berry and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty woody tart finish.

4
Travlr (25173) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Draft at Nrewvival. Hazy brown color, tan head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, sour summer fruit. Taste is softly sour fruit and vanilla wafers. A big beer.

3.7
madmitch76 (24980) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3rd May 2013
CBC. Hazy brown beer, good pale tan head. Light palate, semi dry and a little crisp. Light Flemish sourness blends well with sweet dark malt. Finishes semi dry. Nice!

3.7
Leighton (21458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours clearish amber with a fine, tan cream head. Appe sauce in the nose, light caramel. Medium sweet flavor with tangy fruits, apple, berries. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Lightly warming finish with more apples, light caramel and berries. Good stuff.

3.7
Rasmus40 (21140) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
CBC. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and sour fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 030513

3.6
Theydon_Bois (19703) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, thanks again to Manny for more Westbrook goodness, 28/06/14. Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige swirl. Nose carries light plastic notes, tangy dark fruit peel, apple brandy waftings, spice, home brew cider. Taste comprises bitter dark fruit rinds, dry rot, acidic notes, apple core, light brandy effect, tarte fruit scones, dank wood and dirt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, acidic wash in the close - light throat scrape. Decent enough sour/wild but perhaps lacks a little depth given its ABV!


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