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Sour Time Lager - Jack's Abby Brewing

Sour Time LagerSour Time Lager

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 6.88%


Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We aged last year's Leisure time Lager [a spiced, wheat lager] in wine barrels with wild yeast and souring organisms. Through this process, the beer is transformed creating a lightly tart, funky and dry beer. Prost!

(Beer added by: Resuin on 07-22-2013)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a very pale and cloudy yellow with a nice little head of tiny, smooth, white bubbles that fizzle away to a light scrim, leaving a sheeted lacing of simple bubbles. In body, the beer is properly hazy with a protein haze and a nice stream of bubbles running up the middle of the glass. Very little of the other side of the glass is visible. This beer is not as pretty as its Leisure Time brother, but that is to be expected with aging. On the nose, the beer smells of good old funky Brettanomyces with layers of citric lemon, barnyard, and light wheat malt melding together. Lemongrass-like funk is the big player on the nose, and it is beautiful and complex while remaining complex and refreshing. On the tongue, the beer tastes tartly acidic like a Berliner weisse with a great, medium pucker to the mouth. There is some nice sweetness in the end of the sip from the wheat malt, but the main player in this beer is the refreshingly citric pucker. In flavor, the beer begins as crisp, citric lemon that is very bright on the tongue. This transitions to gentle horse blanket and fruit leather flavors from the brett as it passes over the middle palate, and then crescendos with a tart, lemongrass and chalky barnyard finish. The aftertaste is chalky lemongrass and light wheat malts. This tastes like summer. In the mouth, the beer feels crisp, and medium in body with a fiercer carbonation that fizzles on the tongue, but does not fatigue it. The mouth is left damp trying to control the acids in the beer, and a little chalky as well. Overall this is one hell of a refreshing beer. It at times reminds me of a less funky lambic, which is awesome. I hope that Jack’s Abby continues this one year after year, and eventually starts blending these together… That would be amazing! Lager Gueuze! You need to try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 20:21:56 | More by Maxwell
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Sour Time Lager from Jack's Abby Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.