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Sour Black - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Sour BlackSour Black

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BA SCORE
89
very good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 44
Gots: 48 | FT: 5
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xnicknj on 07-01-2012)
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gamanley

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -49.9%

02-04-2013 04:17:26 | More by gamanley
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -24.8%

08-04-2013 11:35:54 | More by mendvicdog
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box_social

Oregon

3/5  rDev -24.8%

09-06-2013 10:09:51 | More by box_social
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -24.8%

10-27-2013 06:55:44 | More by drewone
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -24.8%

07-01-2012 17:19:47 | More by whartontallboy
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.8%

01-27-2013 02:49:56 | More by Dweedlebug
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beertunes

Washington

3/5  rDev -24.8%

01-11-2013 23:08:23 | More by beertunes
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.05/5  rDev -23.6%

Pours dark brown with a huge airy off-white foam that fades into just a ring.

A little bit of roastiness in the aroma and a ton of brett with some vinous notes.

I get a bit of roasted malts here, but if I were blindfolded would not guessed this was "black". Lots of brett, a bit of lemon. Really not a whole lot here.

Dry light to medium bodied with excessive carbonation. Combined with the lack of flavor, it's like seltzer.

Not really bad per se, just kind of...nothing. Little flavor, too much carbonation. I'll pass on seeking this one out again.

06-19-2013 23:11:39 | More by jmarsh123
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -22.3%

Thanks to Tom for sharing this rare tick. Served in a Half Acre taster glass.

A - Big tan foam settles to pretty much nothing at all. There's a partial thin collar initially, but then nada. Transparent dark amber-brown body.

S - Smells like a stout with brett. Fruity yeast notes, with some marshmallow, chocolate, and dark fruits from the malt bill. Light acetic and vinous note, but this is far more funky than sour.

T - The taste is very odd, as it's extremely bland. Somewhat like seltzer water, and super attenuated. Mostly musty brett and a hint of lemon. Not much stout, or really any flavor for that matter, left here at all.

M - Dry, medium body, with somewhat harsh carbonation. No alcohol, but unpleasantly zesty.

D - Not sure what they were going for here, but this tasted like an infected Irish stout or something along those lines. Low alcohol makes it a bit easier to take than some of Weyerbacher's other misses, but it's still not very enjoyable.

04-02-2013 04:57:15 | More by MasterSki
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

09-08-2012 18:36:18 | More by heddar33
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

04-05-2013 01:11:09 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-31-2013 16:55:49 | More by spycow
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scottfrie

California

3.44/5  rDev -13.8%

750ml into tulip. Thanks StormKing47!

A: Huge gusher! Had to mop up a great deal of this beer. Pours a near black cola color with a really fizzy short lived light tan head that faded into a thin collar. Some sediment was left floating around my glass.
S: Notes of lightly tart red fruits on the nose with dry barrel, and a hint of raspberry, caramel, and acid.
T: Mild acidic bite, dry woody finish, hint of caramel and chocolate, red fruits, berries, gritty oak tannins, andslight vanilla. Finish is quick and easy and the aftertaste contains flavors of cranberry, faint lemon, and faint roast.
M: Medium-thin body, smooth mouthfeel, dry with an acidic bite, low smooth fluffy carb.
O: Enjoyable and nothing really off putting or obviously wrong, but definitely not a wow beer. Good flavors, albeit a bit lack luster, but light and easy to drink. Thanks again, Josh!

06-10-2013 01:21:01 | More by scottfrie
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

09-22-2013 20:38:01 | More by GRG1313
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-20-2013 23:52:26 | More by BGsWo22
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-25-2013 20:55:23 | More by krl2112
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-04-2013 00:28:32 | More by IrishColonial
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

11-04-2012 02:12:02 | More by zapahoppa
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djmichaelk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

01-26-2013 21:22:42 | More by djmichaelk
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-10-2014 01:09:36 | More by mltobin
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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

07-13-2012 06:32:52 | More by Agold
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-11-2013 21:28:41 | More by oriolesfan4
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California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

09-28-2013 23:52:10 | More by BAsbill
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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-14-2014 11:54:39 | More by KAF
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Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.