Sour Black - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sour BlackSour Black

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

25 Reviews
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 169
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 3.8%
Wants: 42
Gots: 42 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xnicknj on 07-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 169
Reviews by GeoffreyM:
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dark brown with some reddish hues in the light on the pour. In the glass it looks solid black to the naked eye. A nice thick cap of light beige head forms and surprisingly sticks around for quite some time. Nice lacing and retention all the way down. Certainly a much different (and better) appearance than all the other "sours" from them.

S: Lightly toasted chocolate malt, generic "roast," wood and plenty of tannins. There's a dry red wine character here too along with an acidic sourness. Almost leaning towards the vinegary side of things.

T: Dark roasted malt base is evident first, plenty of chocolate and dark malts, toasted without being dominating. Plenty of barrel and red wine tannins come through midway. The sourness is on the back end, taking this beer the opposite direction but it's welcomed. Not overtly sour right now but sour enough.

M: Bubbly, highly carbonated but for the lower ABV I think it breaks up some of the dark ale/stout qualities and plays well for what a sour beer should be.

This was actually really good. I love the lower ABV on this and the flavor profile is well constructed without getting out of hand. The roasted base provides an interesting profile to sour and it just works. (1,229 characters)

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Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.