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Spontaneous Cheer - The Lost Abbey

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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 24
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Blended Sour Ale with no yeasts added. Base beer was spontaneously fermented for 6 months and blended with White Peach Concentrate at kegging.

(Beer added by: SaltySizzle on 12-30-2013)
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Photo of jwjon1
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

WOW. Just WOW.

Haven't seen the perfect balance of sweet and sour since Ommegang Rouge. This is even better, if that's possible.

It's a very clean sour, and I suspect this is because it's largely pasteurized juice added post fermentation. No funk at all here. And if you care about bacteria/yeast diversity: I don't see any of that here either. But you don't need that to make a killer sour. And this here is a killer sour.

Poured with a thick head, likely due to serving conditions. Remained hazy after settling, a pale golden hue.

Smells floral like a clean Gewürztraminer from Alsace. It's a fairly simple nose, but boy does it linger, and "simple" does not make a negative, just like "complex" does not make a positive, despite it's over use as a descriptor.

Tastes like? I don't know. I'd say white sweet tarts. Some may say peach, but this would be one unripe peach. This is sweet yet tart, like a sweet tart, but NOT chalky or dry. The front of the palate is lively and slightly savory, the mid is where the sourness kicks in, and the back has a nice--real nice in fact--lingering sweetness. Not cloying at all. Just a well balanced beer, and the perfect mouthfeel for a sour.

jwjon1, Jun 06, 2014
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Spontaneous Cheer from The Lost Abbey
99 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.