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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

141 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.08%
Wants: 85
Gots: 29 | FT: 4
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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vonnegut21

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-27-2014 20:51:26 | More by vonnegut21
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-10-2014 19:34:11 | More by bobv
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Steve212

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-08-2014 01:38:14 | More by Steve212
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amano_h

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-05-2014 02:05:56 | More by amano_h
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden hay color. Fizzy head dissapears quickly, not unexpected.

Aroma: not an enormous aroma. I get notes of green apple, lemongrass, very slight funk. Fairly subdued overall.

Taste: certainly tart and sour but pleasantly so. Problem is, there's not much else. I get some lemon, lime, touch of apple, but there's no underlying complexity. Not much in the way of barnyard, funk, or much else.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin but that's ok for the style. Carbonation is light. Finishes crisp whichis nice.

Overall the tartness is at a nice level but this beer lacks the complexities that I expected it to have given other reviews and scores. Nice to try but not worth the price for me to purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 01:23:38 | More by jbertsch
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-01-2014 23:41:43 | More by ncaudle
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Roze

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-28-2014 02:09:22 | More by Roze
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emerge077

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-14-2014 03:05:35 | More by outoffocus
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MRVermont

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-09-2014 21:44:27 | More by MRVermont
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 00:23:20 | More by Vonerichs
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stevec32

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-27-2014 02:21:05 | More by stevec32
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Connecticut

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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Vermont

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Sour Golden Ale from Backacre Beermakers
96 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.