Starchild - Finback Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 64
Avg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Finback Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-22-2014

To all you funky citizens of the universe, we introduce to you Starchild. Cruising through intergalactic space with your pucker face. Sour ale brewed with grapefruit peel.
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375ml capped bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Pours a foamy, .5 finger light cream colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear strawberry bronze. Lacing is stringy and spotty with good stick. A really pretty beer.

Nose is excessively juicy. Hints of red berries. Seedy, lightly tart, with a hint of sweet vinegar and cane sugar. Nice. Pretty aromatic too.

Opens berry tartness. Juicy in the mouth with a touch of vinegar and a light saltiness. More strawberry and raspberry seediness in the middle with a hay and oaky funk towards the end. Sweet vinegar and a light berry in the aftertaste. Decent but muted and the vinegar and light brineniness are a little weird.

Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Pretty flat and oily in the mouth and goes down smooth with a bit of pucker. Messy finish with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Decent.

Like Plum and Proper on Brett, this beer has potential but its not quite there yet. The vinegar is prominent and covers the fruit tart profile and the carbonation is a bit low. Solid and I hope these guys are heading in the right direction.

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Thin head dropped quickly, amber color with distinct red highlights. The nose is fruity with cherry, apricot and noticeable sour character, and tiny bit of earthy funk. Taste is strongly fruity with a very clean bright sour, light malt and an interesting earthy, tannic-like finish. Clean and assertive sour, no acetic/ vinegar flavors, and just a little bit of strange way in the background to add intrigue.

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A: The beer is clear dark orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with slight hints of cherries.
T: Much like the smell, the taste is a little sour and has hints of balsamic vinegar and grapes.
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O: This beer was very easy to drink and is sessionable—it has a low alcohol content and isn't really that sour. It would make for a good summer beer.

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Starchild from Finback Brewery
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