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Soroboruo - The Bruery

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Soroboruo is a backwards take on a Scotch ale. As Scotch ales are typically known for big, toffee-like malt and subdued yeast flavors, Soroboruo allows our wild yeast and bacteria to shine full-heartedly, adding a delightful tartness, balanced by the soft floral notes of the heather flowers. A most unusual and quite exciting take on a sour ale.

(Beer added by: 2GOOFY on 05-05-2014)
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3.9/5  rDev +8%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -5.8%

750mL bottle acquired through the Hoarders Society. Bottled 4/16/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours deep brown with chestnut hightlights and a finger and a half pale head. The foam settles to almost nothing without leaving any lace.

Smells sour with a touch of sweetness. Vinegar, vague soured fruit, faint vanilla and some floral notes.

Whoa. So much going on here. The flavors are sour and acidic overall but there is a good bit of sweet and a little savory as well. Sour grapes, Balsamic vinegar, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, tart lemon, flowers, trace bourbon, hints of toffee/ caramel, earthy leather, cherries and some booze. The taste is all over the map but there is a pleasant balance.

The body is a peculiar mix of syrupy and oddly thin for the style with low carbonation. Finish continues that blend of tart fruits and sweet oaky vanilla.

Soroborou lies somewhere in between a sour and a barrel aged wee heavy. An interesting blend of both but far from the best of either. Still rather tasty and I don't at all lament trying it.

ThickNStout, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

MikeCactusGordon, Nov 03, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +11.9%

j6reid, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Surprisingly better than I expected.

kscaldef, Nov 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

vrbulldog22, Nov 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

FutureMan91, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

john0721, Oct 15, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

RB

750 received in an EPIC trade from Daknole.. Perhaps the biggest porch nuking I've had in years.. Dakine is good folk and most traders already know this.

I shared this bottles tonight with the tight Boise crew.... Pours a slightly hazy dark chestnut... light tannish head has little retention and no lacing.

Nose is very nice mix of sour dark fruits mixed with bourbon and lesser Scotch barrels.. a hint of Balsamic with warmth and bigger vanilla.

Again.. sour dark fruit with some leather and complex vinous fruitiness mixes well with the big barrel presence... Bourbon/vanilla oak has a nice compliment to the Scotch element...

Light body for the 12%... Is it really? Meh... I don't care.

Pretty interesting brew to share at a random tasting that featured a bunch of Bruery beers. Thanks a bunch Dakine!!

3.74/3.75/4/3.75/3.75

JohnGalt1, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

atrocity, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jaymo18, Oct 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Axnjxn, Oct 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

antoines15, Sep 23, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -8.9%

Apr 2014 bottle, opened Sep 2014

A - Dark black walnut body with a light tan head. Nice retention and low lace.

S - Bright sour note right up front. Sharp lemon, SweeTart candy, scotch whisky, caramel.

T - Meh. Overpowering oak, salt, vinegar, Worcestershire, tonic water, and white bread.

M - Surprisingly thin. Dry finish.

O - An interesting concept, but unfortunately this is probably the worst beer I've had from the Bruery. The integration is sub par, and the flavor profile is unpleasantly savory.


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3.29 Soroboruo
-- -Jay- -Jon- -Ath- -Vin- -Pt- -Grg- -Avg- Weight Adj
A - 4.60 4.25 4.60 4.60 4.50 4.00 4.43 10% 0.44
S - 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.50 4.50 3.50 4.25 20% 0.85
T - 2.80 3.25 3.00 2.50 2.50 3.50 2.93 40% 1.17
M - 3.25 2.00 3.50 2.50 2.50 2.75 2.75 10% 0.28
O - 2.80 3.00 3.00 2.75 2.00 3.00 2.76 20% 0.55

vfgccp, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

An big brew with huge floral honey in the front. A light tartness that is cut with the honey sweetness of this beer. There's a creamy mouthfeel with toasted malt with huge floral lavender and almost Earl Grey floral.

dar482, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Stillyman11, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

TechBrew, Sep 16, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -1.4%

CBack465, Sep 13, 2014
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Soroboruo from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.