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Emelie - The Commons Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DefenCorps on 09-01-2013)
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Reddish brown. Small off white head. Thin collar.

Smell - A little fruity. Some deep caramel malts. Acidic. Yeasty.

Taste - Sour. Some cherry. Sour brown malts. Hints of a flanders. Vanilla and oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.

Overall - Tasty without being a complete sour.

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Thanks to Chris & Sharon for sharing their Portland bounty!
This was an early highlight of the evening. Quick review from written notes.
Served from 2 bottles that leaked a bit in transit, didn't seem to affect taste, only carbonation.

Dark coppery brown with a brief layer of tan foam, good clarity overall.

Aromas of cider vinegar, apple butter, grapes, leather, woody barrel. Moderately sour, cidery and lightly acetic, it finishes dry. Aftertaste of light cinnamon and tart crabapple. Lower carbonation (due to shipping) that didn't interfere at all really. Reminscent of Vin De Cereale or Jacobins Rouge, some of the finer sour Oud Bruins out there.

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Bottle opened on 10.3.13.

A - Pours a hazy medium brown with a few large off-white bubbles that quickly move to the edges.

S - Fruity - floral, spices, sweet.

T - Tart oakiness dominates with hints of wild flowers, fruits and subtle spices.

D - Lower carbonation with a light body.

O - Tart with subtle floral and fruit flavors. Light and very nice drinking.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 23, 2013
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On tap at The Commons today. This is a sour ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels with Wyeast Roeselare blend and house grown cultures.

Pouring a dark red with a dense, off-white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is very vinous with a blend of fruit (berries) and sourness, one that's mostly lactic but does have a little acetic notes. Really bright and fruity, the blend of the wine and sourness is really nice here. The palate's similar. As with most beers from this brewery, the funk character is on the low side. There is, however, quite a bit of clean lactic sourness coupled with a blend of fruity berry acidity, some oak and vanilla. The fruit and vanilla do linger on the finish along with the oak. Very good.

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Emelie from The Commons Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.