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Single Barrel Sour - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

32 Ratings
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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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CDCNAM, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Wobbly, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Wowcoolman, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

FreeKansas, Apr 14, 2014
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4.17/5  rDev +7.8%

tbryan5, Nov 04, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

kingjohnh, Oct 28, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev +3.9%

Texasfan549, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Sammy, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

liamt07, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

rbrefbeerman, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jrenihan, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

orangesol, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

kjkinsey, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of mverity
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.

mverity, Mar 03, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Monkeyknife, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
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.

ONovoMexicano, Feb 14, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

kwkdmk, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Wayne17, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Tone
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.

Tone, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

dsalmons, Sep 28, 2014
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Single Barrel Sour from Santa Fe Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.