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Permasmile - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 6.15%
Wants: 73
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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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

08-22-2013 15:34:18 | More by theGlasstronaut
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-19-2013 17:08:55 | More by BMart
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

08-01-2013 02:17:00 | More by oldp0rt
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

07-20-2013 22:42:00 | More by salthemonster
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

07-17-2013 01:01:02 | More by OleDixie
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.31/5  rDev -5.3%

750 mL unlabaled bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Nice white head. Chunky foam on the surface. Retains pretty well.

Smell - Lots of nice apricot. Lemon peel acidity. A touch of funk, but light. Wheat and grain.

Taste - Grain and fruit. Less distinctly apricot, but you still get it. Lactic sourness. A touch of wine in the finish. Lemony.

Mouthfeel - Medium light, well carbonated. Moderate sourness.

Overall - It actually has some of that lambic character, which surprises me. This was a remarkable treat to have driving through Harrisburg.

07-16-2013 16:16:11 | More by Alieniloquium
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

07-15-2013 19:50:25 | More by Greenplastic615
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jampics2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-08-2013 14:27:09 | More by jampics2
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erikkoppin

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.9%

06-29-2013 13:08:41 | More by erikkoppin
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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-25-2013 00:58:09 | More by kevrice88
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-20-2013 03:03:09 | More by Invictus
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

06-14-2013 03:04:22 | More by Retail1LO
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev -3.7%

Initially I was geeked to be able to get a chance to try this one. Then I started wondering how good it would actually be.

It is good. Super sour, in a very gueuze kind of way. I don't really get any apricots on here, as it is noted on the board. But the sour character is full, unwavering, and exactly as it should be. I would imagine that this would get better with some age, but I wonder if the bottles will be around long enough for that.

06-12-2013 20:52:02 | More by RblWthACoz
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russwbeck

Virginia

4/5  rDev -12.1%

06-02-2013 19:38:23 | More by russwbeck
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.1%

First had: bottle at Pizza Boy

Hazy orange-amber pour, with a chaotically coagulating layer of off-white head, splotches of lacing on the glass, and a plethora of floaties in suspension right from the start. Strong aroma, lactic sourness, tart fruit, funky, brett...I could tell heartburn was in my near future. This beer kind of reminded me of Cascade Apricot, although maybe even a bit more intense in its sourness. So yeah, sour taste, lactic, apricot pulp, yeasty/bretty funk, some barrel notes, but the sour/fruit aspects pretty much drowned out any wine flavors that might have been present. I'd say this really need more time to mellow out to get any complexity out of it, but as it stood, it was still a good brew. Medium body, ample carbonation, full of flavor. Good, but still needs time to reach its potential. Either that or I got a bottle from the bottom of the barrel. Either that or drinking the whole bottle myself was just too much.

05-31-2013 03:52:56 | More by Rifugium
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-29-2013 18:11:44 | More by Thorpe429
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SourinQns

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-29-2013 03:57:08 | More by SourinQns
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.9%

05-27-2013 19:59:27 | More by Jspriest
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -7.9%

I had this from the bottle at Al's new location in Enola, enjoyed with August and Tim.

The color is a golden peach hue with thin white cap w/ sticky lace pattern and tight bead. The smell is lightly funky with some mild lactic aroma ala greek yogurt. The feel is super-sour and puckering with dry and light tangy and funky yeast with high carbonation.

The taste has a light fruitiness with a yeast quality that is dominant with the lacto pretty acidic in the flavor but not enough to be uncomfortable to the tastebuds, just very tart and a little lemony with mild hint of funk to round out the taste with lots of carbonic acid since it is highly carbonated making it seem dry. The overall impression is very flavorful wild ale with the bacteria dominating making a very sour end result.

05-20-2013 22:24:01 | More by Slatetank
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-18-2013 06:01:16 | More by Deuane
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Lane23

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.9%

05-12-2013 15:30:14 | More by Lane23
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TroyG2352

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.9%

05-06-2013 15:15:23 | More by TroyG2352
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-05-2013 01:51:28 | More by ShanePB
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -12.1%

05-04-2013 21:18:04 | More by yourefragile
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

05-04-2013 16:21:47 | More by brez8791
Permasmile from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.