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Sour Three Guy Off The Scale Old Ale Barleywine Style Ale - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Sour Three Guy Off The Scale Old Ale Barleywine Style Ale
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 29.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 4DAloveofSTOUT on 03-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 6
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Haven't done a full review in forever, but I felt this warranted one. I'm swimming upstream here, it seems.

Pours a burgundy cloud in the glass with absolutely no carbonation, it seems intentional.

Bouquet is intense and confusing. Anise, cocoa nibs, currant, fig, tree bark, caramel, maybe a touch of soy but not nearly as much as others allude to. There are lots of barleywine and old ale characteristics, but nothing sour. The aroma is actually intoxicating in and of itself.

Strong acid on the tongue at first, but subsides into viscous cabernet and tannin leading into light barley sweetness accompanied by pureed prunes and fading into a spectral hint of acetone and wine must. It's reasonably thick but in a vinous way. It's like a cross between a wheatwine and a regular wine. Almost no sour at all, which is a little disappointing, but make me really want to try their non-sour variant.

Not a lot of people like this beer, and it's obvious to see why. It's overly complex and strange for the style, but if you take it for what it is and lower your assumptions of what to expect, it's a very pleasurable drink. It doesn't taste a lot like beer, or anything else I've had for that matter, but it's a fun drink to dissect. Seriously, give it a try.

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Sour Three Guy Off The Scale Old Ale Barleywine Style Ale from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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