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Sour Bitch - Mikkeller ApS

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BA SCORE
88
very good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 50
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Spontanale with lychee fruit.

Brewed at De Proef Brouverij.

(Beer added by: bark on 07-18-2011)
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-28-2012 12:46:13 | More by Soonami
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Urbancaver

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

02-12-2012 23:28:58 | More by Urbancaver
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This was shared by joey5cents at a tasting.

Looks like a gueuze... Golden body, white head... Spotty lace.
Smells... Like a spiced wheat beer... With green apple and white grape.
The flavor needs time to develop. It isn't ready yet, but it could get much better. It is dry. Very dry. Like a dry malty vibe. Not really sour at all-- only slightly tart.

Feels thin and a bit overcarbonated.

Overall-- eh. This is unimpressive. It isn't bad, but it isn't great. I certainly hope it will get better, but as is, it isn't worth the $30 pricetag.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 22:14:15 | More by AleWatcher
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

05-21-2013 19:51:58 | More by ajzy
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CityofBals

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

09-12-2013 17:43:43 | More by CityofBals
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Treebs

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750 ml C&C bottle served in a Deschutes tulip. Shared in line at DLD.

A: Pours a clear golden amber color with a frothy and bubbly pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick ring and leaves some splotchy lace on the glass.

S: Some sweet fruits, light tart green apple and some grassy flavors.

T: Very light in the taste. It's like there's nothing here. I have to struggle to find anything besides some sweet lychee fruit and some grassy/wheat flavors on the finish.

M: Clean and light bodied. It is refreshing and not drying at all.

O: There's nothing sour about this beer, it drinks like a grassy wheat beer with smidge of fruit added. Not worth half of the $28 price tag. It doesn't taste bad by any means, but please give me a sour lambic or at least something with some puckering tartness if you're going to call your beer "Sour Bitch."

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 13:59:14 | More by Treebs
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy golden color with some white head. More or less what one would expect from this beer.

The smell of citrus fruits (lime). spoiled milk, and perhaps some odd flower herbal notes. This isn't going to impress too many people.

Lemon, lime, funk, just out there...this is one funky and complex sour.

.Well carbonated, drinkable, nice.

This is a unique sour with a LOT going on it. Still the net result is interesting, complex,. but not for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 06:10:20 | More by bobhits
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rmalinowski4

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-15-2012 21:56:19 | More by rmalinowski4
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Spider889

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was really excited when this was shared with me last year, as I love lychee fruit. I have even homebrewed with it myself so am very familiar with the taste and had very high expectations...

Aroma was of pineapple and was actually quite hoppy for a "lambic/wild."

Not sweet at all (I expected at least some), and extremely dry. Biting hard carbonation.

Not terrible, but nothing outstanding. Sadly I detected no appreciable lychee flavor or aroma - so disappointing in this regard.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 08:35:25 | More by Spider889
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Received this as an extra a long while ago. Never got around to drinking it. After a quick dusting poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear light amber hue with a one finger white head that fades down to leave a thin blanket and very light lacing.

S - Aromas of some very, very light musty funk. Very, very faint lychee sweetness and tartness in the background.

T - Taste is slightly medicinal. There is lychee there, slightly cloy. Subtle tartness that does increase with time. Loads upon loads of mustiness here and light fruitiness. The medicinal quality though is very, very strong here.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty nice for the style, easy drinking and nicely carbonated.

O - Overall this beer had potential, and perhaps it was better fresh. Now though it is basically a medicinal mess. No way I'm getting through a 750mL of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 02:02:29 | More by rudzud
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weonfire

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-01-2013 02:54:06 | More by weonfire
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-29-2012 01:51:30 | More by t0rin0
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dgilks

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-30-2012 11:12:32 | More by dgilks
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BucketBoy

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Live review - Bottle gratiously shared by ShadesOfGray by way of MasterSki after my last law school final of my first semester - Contracts. Poured into a Fantome tulip.

Look - Nice sticky, bursting frothy foam head capping a hazy, burnt cornmeal colored beer.

Smell - Faint, almost non-existent. Strawberry and mimosa, touch of sweet apple cider vinegar, over-ripe lemon. Maybe lychee in the background, but I wouldn't say that if I didn't know it was in there.

Taste - Like a nice, fruity gueuze. Strawberry, lime sherbert, hint of mushroomy funk, touch of lychee in the finish (again, I wouldn't say it if I hadn't been told, but thinking about it it does come through in the finish). Nice balance of lactic and malic sourness, and a pleasant dry, almost vegetal finish with perhaps a touch of minerality too.

Mouthfeel - Sharp, assertive bristle of bubbles on the tip of the tongue. Smoothes into a properly full and nicely astringent and tannic midpalate that ends dry, dry, dry. The sweetness in the finish offsets the dryness refreshingly.

Overall - Quite nice, I really enjoyed the dryness of the mouthfeel most of all. Really more of a solid gueuze with some lovely fruit aspects (light strawberry) than a lychee sour, but as the bottle goes along I found myself enjoying this more and more

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 19:35:16 | More by BucketBoy
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redblacks75

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 750ml bottle to a Perennial snifter.

Appearance: A hazy, amber, orange color. It has a thin, fizzy head to it, that quickly dissipates. Very noticeable lacing.

Smell: Sour, grainy, earthy.

Taste: A light sour taste, with a long finish though. The sour on the finish really stays with you. There is a light to mild sweetness with this.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp, with a fizzy carbonation. Thin in general, with an abrupt finish. An interesting contrast between the taste, and the mouthfeel.

Overall: For what this cost, I would be hesitant to purchase it again. Is it a decent beer, yes. Are there better beers in this style for that cost, yes. Overall though, I am glad to of shared this one. It is an interesting take on a lambic.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 23:47:27 | More by redblacks75
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-24-2014 00:41:58 | More by Hanzo
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DaBubs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-29-2013 18:58:48 | More by DaBubs
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Mrpickles

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-14-2012 03:20:43 | More by Mrpickles
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-21-2012 03:43:43 | More by chippo33
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cosmicevan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-28-2012 11:41:31 | More by cosmicevan
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-20-2012 02:18:18 | More by beerwolf77
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-06-2014 12:59:04 | More by BARFLYB
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illidurit

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-25-2013 02:04:13 | More by illidurit
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-05-2013 21:42:20 | More by bradfordjohnson
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-22-2012 23:38:21 | More by seeswo
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Sour Bitch from Mikkeller ApS
88 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.