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Sonoma Sour Stout - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Sonoma Sour Stout
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very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-05-2013)
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A-Pours dark with a thin tan head. Minimal light penetration. Head leaves almost no trace along the glass.

S-A pleasant mixture of tart and roast. I was initially quite surprised by the tartness found in the nose; I didn't expect it to be that pungent. Behind the sour are the standard Stout aromas.

T-I really liked this. The satisfying sourness mixes quite well with the beer's core flavors. Almost like a tart, unripened fruit dipped in chocolate.

M-Lighter than expected. There is some viscosity but the flavors seem to contradict the beer's body which lends a high level of drinkability.

O/D-A very pleasant surprise enjoyed at the brewpub itself. Hopefully I will be able to enjoy this again someday.

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Sonoma Sour Stout from Lagunitas Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.