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Damascene Apricot Sour Ale - Tin Man Brewing Company

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Damascene Apricot Sour Ale
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86
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Man Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MSandahl23 on 05-16-2014

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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by secondtooth:
Photo of secondtooth
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed at Tin Man Brewery in Evansville IN on a flash-flood night.

Appears cloudy gold. Light white head in Tin Man snifter.

Nose a little fruity. Not bad. Subtle.

Taste very nice. Light but full of apricot tartness. Easy to drink and very sessionable warm weather brew. I'd compare to a Berliner Weissbier more than a traditional Belgian sour ale, though. Would order this again, for sure.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Brewshound
4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great taste and feel. Underrated.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Cloudy orangish-brown, thin white head
S- I am getting more sweet than sour. a bit of salivation from the smell. Faint smell of apricots. Not your traditional SOUR vinegar or funk smell
T- Almost like one of those sour Peach Os. Sweet and sour. Starts really sweet, then move to sour and apricot notes. Proceeds to get sour for just a few seconds then disappears.... strange.
F- Medium body, nice carbonation
O- I think sour traditionalist will be disappointed, but a very approachable sour. Like I said in Taste, reminds me of drinkable Peach O candy.

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow orange. Some carbonation, and a one finger head.

S-Apricots, fruity and not much funk.

T-Similar to the nose, mainly one dimensional. Nice apricot flavor but lacking in the sour department.

M-Lighter, some carbonation, crisp finish.

O-Finally something worthwhile from Tin Man.

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wild ale & sour are generous descriptions. Tastes like a generic lager with some apricot sweetness.

Photo of macher0
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured murky blonde. Opaque. Frothy head that returns to a film that leaves excellent laces.

Not much in the nose in terms of traditional malts/hops but subtle notes of apricot, peach, grain, bubble gum, and bread.

The taste is super sweet. A little too much for my palate. A little sour in there too. Notes of apricot, orange, persimmon, barley, and lime.

Actually fairly smooth, high carb, light body but a lack luster finish from the sweet.

An interesting ale but not in my wheel house due to the high sweetness. The name is mis leading because the sour is very muted by the level of sweet.

Photo of BrentLepping
3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Completely agree with edhizdeid and his comments below.

Has a bit of a Lactic bite, but really tastes like an apricot juice bomb. Very sweet and just not a ton of depth. Def more of a fruit beer as opposed to a true sour.

Photo of IMFletcher
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found this to be more of an apricot cider-y type of beverage. Not bad at all, a great summertime beer, just lacking something that would really make it pop.

Photo of osuskin
2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Sour up front but not really an apricot man. Just my taste.

Photo of Flight317
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I will likely have to edit this due to temp I drank it at. Got a bit (very) impatient and it was still pretty warm. If this would have been just a slight bit more funk it would have jumped considerably in rating. It's flavor is very good but it is just a slight bit too sweet. Truly a good local offering for me though.

Photo of mothman
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent sour out of a 16 oz can. A lot of lemon acidity. Some vinegar. Decent apricot flavor. Easy to drink.

Photo of kkleu357
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Can at a bottle share. Pretty darn good. Nice light refreshing brew. Good fruity sourness, but the apricot really sweetens it up making for a great balance of sour and sweet.

Photo of derekgw123
1.99/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

The metallic after taste was horrible. Tried to like it.

Photo of edhizdeid
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very good beer but not really sour. The fruit comes through very well. More of a fruit beer. Would be perfect for a hot summer day

Photo of Joeyphunk
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma comes out stronger at the bottom of the glass

Photo of DrippingI
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An excellent introductory Sour for those who are not accustomed to such beers.

Photo of tykechandler
2/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

aspartame up front, stomach acid on the end. not too pleasant.

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Damascene Apricot Sour Ale from Tin Man Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.