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Sour Golden Ale - Backacre Beermakers

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Sour Golden AleSour Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 88
Gots: 33 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Backacre Beermakers visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 02-25-2013)
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-03-2014 01:47:21 | More by Dawkins
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-28-2014 03:48:35 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-08-2014 23:16:05 | More by doremite
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-19-2013 20:58:41 | More by stereosforgeeks
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-27-2013 22:30:17 | More by acurtis
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dirtylou

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

09-09-2013 01:31:36 | More by dirtylou
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-08-2013 01:38:16 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-08-2014 18:13:25 | More by hooliganlife
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.16/5  rDev -5%

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.

04-15-2014 00:57:03 | More by Alieniloquium
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MPPHISH

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-01-2014 12:57:30 | More by MPPHISH
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

06-02-2014 00:23:20 | More by Vonerichs
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-21-2013 16:15:48 | More by blindpiggie
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Maryland

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Washington

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Vermont

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02-03-2014 02:18:45 | More by raqnroll
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emerge077

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%

Batch #3, 7.1% abv.

Thanks to to Joe for sharing!

Hazy orange, minimal trace carbonation, some larger bubbles cluster loosely on the surface at first. Tiny bubbles visible rising from the meniscus of the glass.

Very nice aroma, musty wet oak, lemon, lychee, grapefruit, authentic lambic-esque funk.

Taste is very similar to an unblended lambic, though they respectfully don't call it as such. Tart puckering lemon and citrus, dry musty oak flavors linger in the aftertaste. Light wild yeast character adds an interesting layer of complexity. Light to medium bodied with low level carbonation. Very interesting beer and worth seeking out.

06-23-2014 00:25:39 | More by emerge077
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Pennsylvania

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Indiana

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North Carolina

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New York

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Florida

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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-04-2014 13:27:25 | More by DrBier
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Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Sour Golden Ale from Backacre Beermakers
96 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.