Dweller On The Threshold - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.06/5 rDev -3.8%
750ml C&C bottle of the first batch. Bottle 296/450. Poured into an O'So snifter 5/31/2014.
A- Slightly hazy burnt orange body that nevertheless looks bright like a pale ale would. Half finger white head with little to no retention, not much lacing. If it weren't for the small head presence, I'd say this looked like a still lambic. Swirling the glass does bring out more of the short-lived head.
S- Grainy and acidic- vinegar, lactate- with a small touch of citrus rind. This is more sour in the nose than any other characteristic I can pull out. The acidity is sharp but pleasant, lots of oak. Surprisingly this is not terribly funky; aside from a bit of musty hay, there isn't much more depth. Still, this nose is very aromatic and pleasant to take in.
F- Vinegar, lactate, a bit of musty hay, lemon rind, dry oak, a little bit of vinous character. Not particularly complex and there are no off-flavours here. I would have liked more funk presence to add to the 7/10 acidity which was not bracing but still a force to be reckoned with.
M- Thinner bodied, significantly lower carbonation than other similarly crafted American Wild Ales to the point where it could very well be still. Not difficult to drink, but more bubbles would definitely help a lot. Very dry, oaky finish.
O- Solid effort. For my $20, I'd rather have bought a 750ml of Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueze, but I hope they continue to hone the craft of brewing and blending AWAs as I've still enjoyed this one and look forward to future releases. I suspect that any additional bottles (I have none) could use some time to develop more complexity and carbonation in the bottle.
06-01-2014 04:58:22 | More by Stevedore
4.01/5 rDev -5%
Thanks to Nick for providing this one :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.
Pours a bright gold, virtually still, a few larger bubbles around the edges, but none linger. A few bubbles cling to the bottom of the glass.
Freshly sawn oak and low key Bretty funk in the nose. Taste is firmly tart and feels fairly mellow, Brett is expressive, some light notes of butter and dry barrel tannins in the aftertaste. Supple feel, low carb, easy enough to drink. Could use a little more time to carb up, but that's just a guess. A good sign of things to come, let's just say.
03-17-2014 01:53:51 | More by emerge077
4.46/5 rDev +5.7%
750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into an O'so tulip.
5.25% ABV, 254 / 450 bottles
A - Vibrant with clarity, this funky sour pours a deep golden honey color with a fleeting white head that, despite the acidity, lingers as a halo above the beer.
S - Teeming with an absolutely classic Belgian-style sour funk, Dweller on the Threshold is slightly citrusy, a pinch vinegar-y with sharp tartness and acidity but funky like old gym socks and barnyard-like wild at the same time. Suggestions of honey sweetness and cereal grains hide in the background, barely peeking through the funky nose.
T - Tart and acidic lemon citrus is washed away by musty, funky wild yeast that imparts a basement like profile that suggests worn leather and wood paneling, two attributes that perfectly coincide with the white grape skin undertones of the wine barrel aging.
M - Light on the carbonation like the Belgian lambics, this American blended sour ale is light-bodied and extremely tart starting with sourness creeping in closely behind and finishing bone dry!
O - O'so and Funk Factory have teamed up to create one of the best damn lambic brews from this continent. Every aspect of this beer screams "Belgian" from it's authentic wild and funky aroma to it's unique wine barrel aging flavor and tremendously sour bite, Dweller on the Threshold is an exciting achievement in collaboration and Wisconsin brewing!
While it's delicious and sour young, I'm confident it'll get even better with some age on it.
03-04-2014 02:33:28 | More by BeerFMAndy
Dweller On The Threshold from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
92 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.