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Permasmile - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 6.18%
Wants: 67
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A white wine barrel fermented american sour ale aged on apricots.

(Beer added by: stakem on 04-30-2013)
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4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy orange amber color with e decent white head and a little lacing

S-grain, wheat, fruity, sour, funky

T-yeasty funk, hints of apricot, lemon, sour grapes, little oak

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, tart and puckering, but not astringent

O-happy to see domestic sours of this quality, wish it were more widely available

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 10:39:05 | More by MDDMD
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Pennsylvania

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mdfb79

New York

4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 1/25/14 notes. At the brewpub, bottle split 4 ways.

a - Pours a murky bright orange color with one inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of apricots, white wine, oak, earthy notes, light funk, and floral notes. Tons of apricots, very nice.

t - Tastes of sour apricots, sour fruity malts, funk, oak, grass, earthy notes, floral hops. Taste is more sour than the nose. Lots of fruit, awesome taste.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

o - Overall a fantastic beer; second best beer I had from them behind Sunny Side Up. Highly recommend buying a bottle if you ever visit them.

Serving type: bottle

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District of Columbia

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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle enjoyed at Pizza Boy, poured out behind the counter.

The beer pours a healthy cloudy orange with little to no head or lacing, just a ring of white around the sides. A nice bright look.

The smell has some nice stuff going on and it reminds me of some of the cantillon beers like mamouche because of the earthy, flowery overtones. Peppery, yeasty, tart bright fruit. I get some peach in there along with the apricot. A nice dry sour aroma, well done. A touch of oak when I get my nose in there.

The flavor follows suit and wasn't as peppery or tart as I expected. The white wine barrel takes the day here followed by the fruit and then a splash of tartness and dried flowery herbs at the finish. A nice dry finish, but it has a nice lingering flavor with a touch of vanilla too. A good body and decent carbonation, I would probably want a bit more to compliment the flavors.

Overall an elegant and nice sour. Not as heavy on the fruit, people who prefer more of the spicy, pepper and earthy sours will love this one. I definitely enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 19:26:29 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Permasmile from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.