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Sour Apple - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Sour Apple
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BA SCORE
86
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: runner_pe on 05-15-2013)
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Photo of cpetrone84
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is apple juice colored with a fluffy, bubbly white head. Nose has some dusty Brett, lemon and green apple skin. A hint of lactic creaminess. Taste is not quite as bright but very clean. Lots of green apple skin, tart, hints of lactic cream and some leathery dusty Brett. Body is light with moderate carbonation and semi dry.

cpetrone84, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

pwoody11, Jan 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

salthemonster, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

brez8791, Oct 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Invictus, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jbdpsu82, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 liter growler poured multiple times into a 25 oz snifter. Thanks for the tick, StormKing47!

A: Pours a lightly cloudy yellow-orange with a dense and very fuzzy looking bright white head. The head slowly faded into a very thick collar that stuck around through much of the glass.
S: Belgian style yeast and dry wheat and grains poke through a very floral and somewhat citrus dominated nose. Apples are easily noticeable and smell green, golden and fresh. There is a slight tart quality to the apple as well, but also a sweeter cider quality too.
T: More tart and acidic than the nose let on, but it tartness does not overshadow the bready and dry saison base. I get notes of peppery yeast, chalky wheat, floral bouquet, tart green apples and a good dose of acid. There is some drying funk in the finish, and the aftertaste is full of golden apples and chalky minerals. Slight bubblegum and tropical fruit come through as it warms.
M: Light body, drying, clean and tart mouthfeel with scrubbing acid and soft and bubbly carbonation.
O: A light and easy to drink sour saison. Definitely a unique flavor profile. Flavors are muted when the beer is cold, but near room temperature everything starts to work really well. Overall a beer worth checking out. Thanks again, Josh!

scottfrie, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

dfhhead25, Sep 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

oldp0rt, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

xnicknj, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. Nice white head. Medium collar. Wispy surface.

Smell - Fruity. Apples. Some acidity. Estery, too. Little bit of citrus and some caramel.

Taste - Lighter apple, but it's still pervasive. Grainier. A bit of tang to it, but nothing resembling sourness. Finishes more like a saison with some bright lemony esters.

Mouthfeel - Pretty crisp. Medium light with medium carbonation.

Overall - So there's nothing bad about this. In fact, all the flavors are good. It just doesn't wow me much.

Alieniloquium, Jul 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bigfnjoe, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

danedelman, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

erikkoppin, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

london1o1, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden and later from a growler, my scores will reflect the growler.

A - Pours murky golden yellow with a fizzy half finger tall white head, dissipating down to a small ring of film around the outside of the glass, leaving tiny streaks of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of apple pulp and skins, moderate to low amount of barnyard funk, a bit of apple cider vinegar, damp earth and some lightly toasted grain. First time I had this one is was all over the place, second time was more focused, both times the apple was strong but the rest varied pretty wildly.

T - Starts off with a mix of apple peels and cider vinegar that linger throughout. The musty funk and lightly toasted grain offer a bit of relief but not much. Finish is a little chewy with some sour funk, lingering on the palate after each sip. First time I had this one the apple flavor was pretty strong throughout, second time was more balanced.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Slick feel with some lingering sourness/funk. The first time I had this one the intense apple skin flavor made it tough to handle more than a sip at a time but the growler was much easier to consume.

O - Not really sure how to feel about this one. First time I had it I didn't like it at all. Second time out of the growler was much better. It has some nice apple flavor / aroma but it could use a bit more funk to help balance it all out. I am glad I tried this one again.

orangesol, Jun 06, 2013
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Sour Apple from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.