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Single Barrel Sour - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour ale aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: chrunck on 01-12-2014)
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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy light gold color, very thin off white head, thin collar. Aroma is tart, dry, grassy some diacetyl that presents itself as green apple. Taste is very similar: grassy, tart, dry and a touch of sour funk. Very light body, tartness is enjoyable on the tongue, light-medium carbonation.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 25.3 ounce bottle with the swing top cap into a Belgian tulip glass.

The pour produces very little head and only after I more aggressively pour does it leave a half finger thick head that is fizzy and champagne-like and immediately dissipates. The liquid is copper orange and shows slight carbonation, golden hues and some transparency.

The nose is very sour and tart and there are some fruity notes I get immediately. The fruity smells remind me of apricot and peach and other orchard-like gems. There is also slight yeastiness.

Very little variation emerges on the tongue, but what I do get, I like. There's still some peachiness, but of the tart variety like when the fruit isn't entirely ripe. I do get hints of sweet berry in there as well.

I really enjoy the way this beer drinks. It's slightly creamy, alternately tart and bittersweet, and there is some airy effervescence in there as well.

This is a good beer and I could certainly enjoy it again, however, I have reservations about such a pricey beer that doesn't necessarily offer the complexity you'd expect given the price tag.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of liquor, wood, alcohol, tartness, hint of hop, and slight sweet malt, Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong tartness and slight dryness. Tastes of tartness, hint of hops, slight liquor, slight wood, strong alcohol, and slight sweet malt. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, feel, body, and blend. Not quite as complex as I would have liked, but still well blended.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, funk, and vinegar aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, vinegar, fruit, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but I am getting vinegar qualities in both the smell and taste.

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Single Barrel Sour from Santa Fe Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.