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Sour Golden Ale - Backacre Beermakers

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Sour Golden AleSour Golden Ale

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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.53%
Wants: 123
Gots: 41 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Backacre Beermakers visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: corby112 on 02-25-2013

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Ratings: 225 | Reviews: 19
Reviews by Dawkins:
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of olradetbalder
2.9/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Blend 2, shared with Jimski.

Pours Yellow.
Smell is tart, some off notes
Taste: Not at all what I waa expecting, some butter (diacetyl) in the taste that really makes is of. Part from that, there is not many notes of apricots. Sour and butter does not match at all.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of doremite
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of dirtylou
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, split

A very intriguing beer - a blender using wort from "local" breweries - not sure who these breweries are but Hill Farmstead seems like a decent guess? Nice golden body - pretty tame aroma and not particularly indicative of whats to come. The flavor profile is pretty crazy - not extremely sour but layers of fruit that imparts many different distinct flavor - apricot, peach, sugar, sweetness. Bright and complex - this was great.

Photo of blabaer
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale yellow body. Clear. Brief white head. Then nothing.

Smell - Funky. Woody and lemony. Some estery notes. Slight vinegar aroma.

Taste - Sharp sourness. Lemony. Very oaky. Again a slight vinegar flavor. Grainy. Crisp.

Mouthfeel - Light and pleasantly sour. High carbonation.

Overall - Clean and really enjoyable sour.

Photo of MPPHISH
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of robgage
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Vonerichs
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazed gold body. Extra fizzy white head with decent retention, but once gone it's completely gone, leaving it looking like a cider.

Really nice aroma. Funky, cider, green apples, vinous.

Great flavor. It's sour but not to the point of puckering. Fresh green apples own the flavor. Cider vinegar. Some bready and funky accents.

Mouthfeel is light, prickly carbonation, and crisp.

This one wowed me. It's the perfect level of acidity and packed with flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of JSBILK
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sfr26
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Sour Golden Ale from Backacre Beermakers
97 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.