Seven Day Sour, Vert Gueuze - Trinity Brewing Company

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Seven Day Sour, Vert GueuzeSeven Day Sour, Vert Gueuze

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201 Ratings

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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 10
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2013

Sour beers are famous for long aging periods, wild microbes, and flavors that are more complex and intense than any other family of beer. Commonly referred to as Lambics, these beers were once only brewed in a specific region of Belgium and have recently made a migration to breweries of America. Imploring ancient techniques, Seven Day Sour is brewed with a first and second 'slims' process, and a malt bill built with over 30% raw wheat and 30% chit malt to dramatically drive up starches and proteins which our quirky wild microbes love to feed on. We sour this recipe with an advanced and progressive method utilizing a hot fermentation in the kettle with Lactobacillus, followed by a cool fermentation on brettanomyces; making this beer anything but simple. Seven Day Sour is a young and unblended gueuze showcasing a refreshing acidity and complex bretta notes. 5.0% ABV; rare.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 201 | Reviews: 20
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Photo of dirtylou
2.52/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on tap @ falling rock

"A llama ate bleu cheese. Shat it, and played in it"

This just wasn't good - after drinking so much flawless crooked stave, this just tasted like licking a petting zoo - definitively "barnyard". I couldn't finish it. Hell, I couldn't even come close to finishing it.

Photo of Vonerichs
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Bright and clear golden body. Minimal and whispy head.

Vinegar and pears. Undeniable brett and lacto presence.

Sour apple and pear. Even a slight vinous quality before diving into a puckering effect. Funky.

Crisp, clean, light, sour.

I liked the sour and fruity combo. Very clean.

Photo of crankdatank
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wax dipped 375ml poured into straight pint glass. Pillow white head which dissipates after a minute or so. Cloudy, pale yellow. Smell is wheat with a slight brett funk and lemon. Tastes is intensely sour, loads of lemom, with a dry wheat finish. Overpowering at first but it definitely grows on you. I can tell it's a sour worting but only by the nose and it's not offensive. Very nicely done. Great summer sour.

Photo of emerge077
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thomas and Jenny for this one!
This was much cause for controversy when it was first called "7 Day Geuze".
Not to mention the misinformation in the above brewery description...

Pours a hazy gold with a thin skim, minor spotty lace.
Smells oddly sulfuric, later it becomes briny and lemony.

Tastes lemony with some oak traces, initially some off notes of rubber and dirty blankets, which seems to blow off after awhile. Moderately tart, woody tannins and lightly floral. Light to medium bodied, ample carbonation. Overall it's ok, not a whole lot of complexity here though.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12.7 ounce (375 ml) wax capped bottle. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention was good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is nice, it smells like green apples, tart citrus, funk, and vinegar. It tastes like tart citrus (mostly lemon), funk, green apples, wheat/grainy malt, vinegar, apricots and some mineral/earthiness. It's tart and refreshing! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a little bit slick with moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, it's nice and tart for sure! Nice to see the Trinity brews in Ohio, and I can't wait to try the other Trinity ones I've bought! $6.49 a bottle.

Photo of buschbeer
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12.7 fl.oz. bottle
Served in a beer flute

This beer is a gusher! Once I got it in a glass I could see that it was pale yellow in color and cloudy. Each pour yielded half a glass of fleeting, white head.

As soon as I poured it I could smell the funky goodness. Along with the dank basement aromas I picked up on some sour pear and peach. I also get some lemon and grassy smells.

The taste is quite tart. Lemon comes to mind due to the sourness of this beer.

Champagne-like mouthfeel. It is effervescent and medium bodied.

This is really hitting the spot on a hot, humid, miserable summer day. I will have to have this one again.

Photo of ricoslim
4.73/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft at brewery. This is everything I could want in a sour. Might be a little tart for some but this is my jam.

Photo of MNishCT77
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle drank as part of a BJCP tasting group (Category 5: Bock - tagged on the drunken end) on 01/14/2015, poured into a snifter glass and drank over 15-30 minutes

Photo of Benish
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Easy drinkability. Plenty is funkiness and sour for a low 5% ABV. Aroma/taste truly outstanding. Not much hoarse blanket but tart and sour.

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice farmy sour. Getting Granny Smith Apple tartness with lemon.

Photo of champ103
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to tjmodica for sharing the bottle.

A: Pours a clear golden color. A bubbly white head forms, and recedes to a ring. Light lace is left behind.
S: A mineral like aroma up front and center. Initially, almost sulfur like. Then some lemon rind comes into play. Slightly tart and acidic.
T: Mineral and sulfur like up front. Which is not completely out of sink with the style. Just not my cup of tea. A bit of acidic and tart lemon rind. A lingering acidity. Not bad, just not exceptional.
M/D: A light to medium body. Moderate carbonation, but not as crisp as I would like it to be. Plenty dry however. It is fairly acidic, but enjoyable to drink. No problem putting this away.

A decent Wild Ale. Nothing to spectacular. Certainly enjoyable, and all credit to try something new. Just not among my favorites of the style. Still, very much worth a try.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is pale straw yellow with a tight creamy white head. Nose is heavy brett, dusty and cob webby, hint of funk and lacto, a bit of hay like grain with an assertive lemon. Taste is also heavy brett, less funk with a fair bit of mineral and a touch of sulfer, lacto mid palate with a stronger grassy hay grain and huge lemon juice in back that gets a bit sweet. Carbonation is extremely strong, lightly dry finish and very delicate body.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, funk, acidic, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with super sour acidic and funk flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting concept that I am glad I got to experience.

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fizzy golden color, no lacing. Dry finish, not quite the sour punch I was hoping for.

Photo of larryi86
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to bstyle for this
375 ml bottle poured into a flute

A- A hazy golden color with a two finger white head.

S- Earthy barnyard funk with some spices and sour lemons, some apples, very nice.

T- Damn, this is sour, lemons and green apples with some barnyard funk, nice vinager quality.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body, high carbonation, has a nice snap to it.

O- An awesome sour! One of the most sour beers I have tried, love it, would love to have more!

Photo of PHBoiler
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours blonde in the glass after a gusher. Bottle was stored upright. Carb is gone within moments. Slightly oily body that coats the glass. This beer could really use some carbonation to carry the flavors. You get lemon rind, oak, hay, and some lactic acid.

Photo of Jonada
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375 ml bottle poured into a gueuze tumbler

Huge gusher when opening the bottle, but managed to save most of it.

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale yellow with 3 fingers of a white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Body is very hazy but translucent with a good amount of visible carbonation.

Smell: Green apple, lacto, hay and some light funk.

Taste: Lemon, low/medium sourness, mild wheat/grain character. There's maybe some very light funk, but it's mostly a clean sourness.

Mouthfeel: Very light bodied and crisp with medium prickly carbonation. Dry sour finish.

Overall: Pretty good. Not super complex, but refreshing and enjoyable.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i didn't want to like this, but I'm in love with it. some criticize it for cutting corners or deviating too far from tradition, but wight he beer tasting this good, i have no problems with it, and am actually real curious about the process. and oh, its sooo sour! crystal clear pale yellow with passive carbonation rising up into a half inch or so bone white head. its real clean looking, and has no haze at all until the bottom few drips are poured out into the glass. gorgeous appearance. a slight parmesan cheesy funk to the nose before the white vinegar lactic acidity kicks in and waters the mouth but basically destroys my ability to pick out subtle aromatic nuances. white grape maybe, very tart, very dry. the flavor is similar, more acidity than i know what to do with. more puckery than a lemon, but more flavorful too. i get the wheat, i get the brett, but this is totally dominated by the lacto. must have been a real warm fermentation to rock it out this quickly, id like to learn from the man who made this. shocking there is no oak on it, not that it exhibits any mellow wood character, but just these are usually done that way. way more sour than funk, but they are both there, and that cheesy thing drops out of the finish. splendid beer really, and finally a fairly priced one from trinity. all good things to say about this one, great carbonation and a light body, hot weather beer. i can forgive the bastardization of the term gueuze if it tastes this good.

Photo of spoony
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 375 ml waxed bottle into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces quite a bit of white, shiny head, about three fingers. The head fades to a cap after a minute and then to a collar. No lacing. The beer is very light in color, the color of summertime sunshine, I guess. It is hazy and I can see some carbonation in there.

A-The aroma is funky with lots of barnyard and a good dose of brett character. Acidity is also pretty high with a biting lemon aroma that reminds me of a wheat beer at times. There is a bit of doughy bread underneath the tartness. Good, but not as complex as the best of this style.

T-The taste, like the smell, is heavy on the funk and sour flavors. I get lemon, a bit of lime, some wheat, some bread, and a lot of funky, brett-y flavors. The brew is pretty dry. There is not much subtlety here, but the flavors are tasty.

M-The feel is on the light side with a soft, but active, carbonation that fills the palate with big, chunky carbonation. Kind of odd, but not unpleasant.

O-This is a pretty good "American Gueuze." It does not quite match the Belgians in the complexity department and the mouthfeel is somewhat strange, but the funk and sour levels are high and this is a good gut-burning sour beer. I cannot recommend this beer for those who just dabble in sours, but if you're looking for something a little different (or a cheaper gueuze-like beer), this is a worthy choice.

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.35/5  rDev +9%

This guy feels like a highly soured Berliner Weisse. It's light, quite bretty, and easy going. There is a good bit of carbonation that make's me think of a saison/farmhouse. There's an apricot/pear-ish aftertaste that lingers with some lacto sweetness. Trinity doesn't seem to get enough hype. I loved getting their stuff in my FoCo days.

Seven Day Sour, Vert Gueuze from Trinity Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.