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Dweller On The Threshold - O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Dweller On The Threshold
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Averaging 18 months, this is a blend of sour beer which has fermented and matured in French oak wine barrels. It was then bottle conditioned and will continue to mature in the bottle for up to 10 years if kept dark and cool. Enjoy this sour, wild, and of course funky beer!

(Beer added by: Jwale73 on 01-20-2014)
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-02-2014 00:32:58 | More by lunarbrew
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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.

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BeerFMAndy

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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
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At the $20 price point, I felt picking up more than one of these would be a gamble.

Pours a clear, dull golden color with barely any head.

Smell is of oak and funk. Some tart notes hit the nose.

The taste is where this beer shines. The beer starts with a nice, light tart component, you definitely get some light oak, and then as the beer transitions to the mid-palate and finish you get some brett like funk components of damp hay and horse blanket and whatnot.

The mouthfeel is okay, but would be vastly improved with greater carbonation.

On the whole, this is a very worthy beer from O'so. After drinking Cantillon Classic and Tilquin Gueuze very recently, I believe Dweller has more in common with those beers than an American Wild Sour. If the carbonation were perfect on this beer, I think it would have been killer. Glad I took the gamble and have one to save for down the road.

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Served in a tulip. Pours a dull, burnt orange with no head, just a sudsy froth across the surface. Clarity is semi-hazy. Nose expresses tart, tropical fruit, oak, buttery notes and a hint of cork. Taste consistent with nose - some medicinal qualities are also present, as well as a more assertive oak presence with some vanilla also peaking out. Mouthfeel is light in body with an easy carbonation and a slight astringency. Overall, a very approachable American Wild somewhat reminiscent of Lambicus Dexterius in my opinion. I have to say that I enjoyed this beer very much.

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Dweller On The Threshold from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
92 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.