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Close Encounter - Blue Star Brewing Company

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86
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Star Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 11-15-2011

2 year aged sour beer blend with hints of tamarind and prunes.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by Hoptometrist:
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a snifter.

A- Poured a dark reddish brown with off-white frothy head that left splashy lace.

S- Big sweet and sour chilli notes, dark fruits, and vinegar sourness and astringency.

T- Big sweet and sour chili notes, tart raspberry and dark fruit notes, and quite a bit of astringency not unlike nail polish.

M- High carbonation dry, and quite a bit of astringent burn on the finish.

O- A really unique and creative sour ale that I enjoyed, but a little went a long way. After a while it reminded me of sweet and sour sauce.

More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was happy to find one of Blue Star's sours on tap during a recent trip to San Antonio.

The beer pours an amber color with a large white head. The aroma is very heavy on the acetic acid, with a little bit of toffee mixed in.

The vinegar is also present in the flavor, but there is also some nice tart dark cherry notes as well as some toffee and a little bit of brown sugar. Overall, the beer is very sour and makes your cheeks pucker quite a bit. That being said, the beer is easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub in San Antonio.

Appearance: Pours brown with low clarity, but not quite hazy. The head leaves little lacing.

Feel: Near medium body and medium carbonation.

Flavor: Markedly tart. Puckering tartness. Some tamarind flavor at a well set level. High tartness for style. Approaches 4.25.

O: Bold and recommended. .. and this from someone who doesn't like tamarind or many sour beers.

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Close Encounter from Blue Star Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.