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Aigre Bois D'Erique | Buckeye Brewing Company

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Buckeye Brewing Company
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jampics2 on 09-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by jampics2:
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2.88/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

"Aged for over 10 months in Chardonnay and Syrah barrells with Pediococcus, Lactobacillus, and Brettanomyces."

On tap @ the Beer Engine. Translates to "Eric's Sour Wood". Nice one!

Looks nice in the glass, a medium to dark brown color with some reddish highlights. The head is nonexistent, though. Still appealing. Almost reminds me of an old bruin.

Smell is lacto sharp sour with some lemon notes. Also a noticeable grainy malt. Just a touch of band-aid brett as well.

Taste is just not there for me. There's a bit of sourness, with lemon hints. There's also some sour cherry and a bit of wildness from the brett. However, the beer quickly shifts towards a weird malty aftertaste that's almost like toasted Munich malt (not sure, couldn't exactly put my finger on it, but it was really weird and not like the Belgian malts beers like this normally turn to when the sour runs out of gas mid-way through the flavor roller-coaster). Some mild wine barrel tastes as well, but could use a bit more cohesiveness and a touch less of the strange malt turn.

The mouthfeel is average with nice carb and light body, but the finish is just brutal.

Drinkable? Well, that depends. I polished it off quickly mostly because it was painful to let the aftertaste settle in. Just not there for me, sorry Eric - but don't let this dissuade you, keep the experimentation coming!

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2.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the Beer Engine. The menu states that this was aged on sour yeast strains and bacteria in wine barrels for over two years. Sounded like an amazing sour...

Arrives crystal clear - surprising for a BA sour... No head, looks still. Nice bright red color, though appears quite thin.

Smells funky but not sour. Mostly very heavy vinegar and sweaty feet. Hints of berry and lemon.

Tastes better than it smells, just not sour at all, barely even a tingle of tartness. Seems like a thin flanders red which never had enough time to fully sour and dry out.

Watery, thin, very low carbonation. Overall this was cool in theory but something just never came together in this beer after all of that time.

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Aigre Bois D'Erique from Buckeye Brewing Company
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