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Viola - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%
Wants: 14
Gots: 28 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour Ale Aged With Fresh Viola Flowers

(Beer added by: rudzud on 06-14-2014)
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Pours surprisingly a dark mahogany with some ruby highlights. Nose features a combination of sour cherry, heavy oak, and acetic acid. I'm not sure what a Viola flower smells like, but there is no evidence of floral notes on the nose. Taste hits you with heavy tartness in the form of dark cherry and vinegar, a bit of sweetness to even it out and significant oak on the finish. The sourness is well balanced unlike some of the other enamel ripping Upland brews. Overall, this is a well done sour. It's hard to tell what the flower did to this beer, but that's okay because it is tasty anyway.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown murky body. Small off-white head. Thin collar and a fuzzy island floating in the middle.

Smell - A little acidic. Acetic and vinegary. Dark brown caramel malt. Kinda vinous, but it's an afterthought.

Taste - It's got a nice Flanders Red character. Dark cherry sourness. Never overly acetic. Caramel malt and lots of oak. Nice vanilla flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. A little more watery than I expected. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I get no flowers at all, but otherwise it's a very nice sour brown.

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Viola from Upland Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.