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Tempest - Smog City Brewing

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Reviews: 2
Hads: 9
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smog City Brewing
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: flannelman808 on 02-20-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Hads: 9
Reviews by flannelman808:
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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smog city: Tempest (sour 8%)

L:Muddy wooden medium-dark brown with a violet hint.  Pretty opaque this sits with a haze about it.  Off white head forms a thin vail and leaves just a bit of lacing.


A:  steel, clean shined oak, tart cherry, hints of acetic acid( aged vinegar).


T:  high degree of acid and acetic acid but not unpleasantly so.  Its almost like pickled grapefruit or ruby red juice and white vinegar.  
    Sweeter yeast driven flavors of lush cherry and plumb fall in as well as a tame malty sweet milk chocolate suggestion.  A lasting Vinegar quality persists well into the finish giving this almost a salinity in the end (think grape coolaid pickles).


M:  sharp on the front and underside of the tongue, sticky on the back palate and surprisingly easy to drink.  Vinegar flavors but not the throat scratching effects of it.


O:  good stuff though a bit one sided.   That said I always love to see new breweries going right after complex sour beers so props for diving in.  Keep them coming.


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More User Reviews:
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Stone Sour Fest

Pours a mahogany color with a khaki head. Mild vinegar on the nose with sweet dark fruit such as black cherries, a bit of grapes, and a fair amount of cola sweetness. A touch of grass and red wine, too. Nicely tart with a blend of acetic and lactic sourness. Definite cola flavor, red wine-like notes, and a bit of black cherry and currant, maybe a little bit of chocolate on the finish.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Zbeetleman
2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of AndrewK
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tempest from Smog City Brewing
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.