Close Encounter - Blue Star Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by chinchill:
3.81/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
06-21-2014 04:21:32 | More by chinchill
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
11-15-2011 22:58:49 | More by Mora2000
3.85/5 rDev -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.
01-31-2014 03:49:57 | More by Hoptometrist
Close Encounter from Blue Star Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.