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Biere Royale - The Commons Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 13 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopsbreath on 06-01-2013)
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Reviews by yeaprolly:
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-20-2014 08:06:14 | More by yeaprolly
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-29-2014 00:58:18 | More by Cynic-ale
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-06-2014 17:56:41 | More by acurtis
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-27-2014 15:59:27 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright deep pink body. Huge white head. Settles to a thick collar.

Smell - Wacky. Very phenolic. Bananas. Light berry fruitiness in the back end. No acidity that I can tell.

Taste - Sweet berry fruit up front. Lots of banana phenols. Tartness in the middle that dies down again and finishes sweet and fruity again.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Light body. Very light sourness.

Overall - Strange beer. Not one I'd be interested in trying again.

07-08-2014 00:10:53 | More by Alieniloquium
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beerloverofbham

Washington

4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

08-16-2014 21:19:11 | More by beerloverofbham
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hopsbreath

Oregon

4.26/5  rDev +10.4%

New stuff from Commons always has my interest. This one is only on-tap at The Commons at this time. The description on the chalk board is very simple; "Sour Ale w/Black Currants". From what I gathered, the base is similar to Urban Farmhouse with a good dose of spelt. It was soured using Nancy's Yogurt from Eugene.

Vibrant looking beer looks very similar to pomegranate juice cut 50/50 with club soda. Thin fizzy white head recedes quickly to a wisp ring. Gotta love that color!

Smell is a little muted, but it's pure lactic with a splash of of the fruit. Who doesn't like lactic?

Again, very lactic in the taste with a splash of the fruit. Kinda grapey after the swallow.

Thin, spritzy, and dry. Make a toast with this in a flute.

Another winner guys, you continue to impress.

06-01-2013 23:26:44 | More by hopsbreath
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-10-2014 22:12:01 | More by jason_nwx
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EliotRosewater

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-02-2014 00:22:47 | More by EliotRosewater
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emerge077

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%

Thanks to Dan for sharing & hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Bottle was a slow gusher. Poured a dark orange and showed some spotty lace with lasting surface coverage, well carved based on the visual.

Fruit salad and plummy esters in the nose, almost a hefe yeast banana quality.

Sharply sour with a clean finish, some fruity yeast esters linger in the background. There's a disconnect from the intense fruity complexity of the aroma and the simple, sour taste. Overall it's ok, but wouldn't seek it out.

03-17-2014 02:16:50 | More by emerge077
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-29-2014 14:19:11 | More by KevinGordon
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LotsofLupulin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-13-2014 19:23:40 | More by LotsofLupulin
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%

Picked up a 750 of this at Bier Thirty in Bown last week for a very reasonable $13ish... Pours with a short lasting white head... the brew is very pretty, slightly hazed dark pink, almost purple hue. The tannic and tart currants are more than present... lactic without being overdone... the berries are the big player... don't think this saw any time in wood, instead it just lets the bugs and the currants play... I really like this one, simple but not a "training wheels" sour... Light bodied with plenty of carbonation makes this one finish pretty fast.. I wish Boise saw a more than a couple of cases.

4/4/4.25/4/4

07-08-2014 03:31:08 | More by JohnGalt1
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-17-2014 06:15:08 | More by gtermi
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stx00lax

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-12-2013 23:26:25 | More by stx00lax
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-06-2014 05:22:37 | More by largadeer
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elfefe

Oregon

3.46/5  rDev -10.4%

Nice color, pinkish and hazy. good carbonation, head doesn't stay. Nice refreshing sour taste but barely feel the currents and not very complex. Refreshing, but I bought this in fall and it clearly would have been a better summer drink.
Overall a nice beer but nothing exceptional.

11-04-2013 02:15:30 | More by elfefe
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-27-2014 15:21:02 | More by Zaphog
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-25-2013 01:28:31 | More by MinorThreat
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-16-2014 15:17:08 | More by fbc24
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-29-2014 19:59:52 | More by masterofsparks
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jakewatt135

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-19-2014 21:51:22 | More by jakewatt135
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rbrefbeerman

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

06-10-2013 05:07:31 | More by rbrefbeerman
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Jrod82

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-26-2014 03:35:03 | More by Jrod82
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-06-2013 21:18:05 | More by Thorpe429
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Biere Royale from The Commons Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.