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Sour Black - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 44
Gots: 47 | 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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Photo of JeffBrenner
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had 6/28/13 in a bomber after aging for around 1.5 years. Pitch black. No light when held up to a light. Smooth feel in the mouth. Name is no joke. It is super sour, and a good taste if you are into that kind of thing. Personally, I'm not, but it was still good for a sour. Honestly, my expectations weren't too high since I'm not a huge fan of the style. My biggest complaint is that it's so sour, it really kills all the other flavors I know are in there. Price was pretty steep from what I remember. I would drink it again, but only one glass and not if I paid for it. I would definitely suggest if you're into the wild ales or lambics.

JeffBrenner, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.05/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

jmarsh123, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -6%

egrace84, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Duff27
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Inch tall light mocha head on a black bodied beer. Leaves good lacing for a sour.

Acidic nose, slight fruit. Enjoying the aroma.

Not a lot of complexity but still enjoyable. Tart. 4.5 on the sour scale.

A little on the over carbonated side but a minor complaint. Medium mouthfeel.

Solid albeit not a standout sour. Everyone liked it, thanks for the trade PAbeerdude!

Duff27, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev +0.3%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
3.44/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

scottfrie, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

blindpiggie, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of jdhowe
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

jdhowe, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of twenty5
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

twenty5, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of smonice
3.75/5  rDev -6%

smonice, May 21, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +0.3%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev -6%

beernads, May 18, 2013
Photo of dbc5
3.75/5  rDev -6%

dbc5, May 17, 2013
Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Magery, May 07, 2013
Photo of Cdunk11
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Cdunk11, May 04, 2013
Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Lare453, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

innuendobrewskiman63, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Hugonaut13
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Hugonaut13, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of BeerThursdays
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

BeerThursdays, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.1/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

MasterSki, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

spycow, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of rydev24
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

rydev24, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of baybum
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

baybum, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sour black's appearance is just as the name states, very dark and opaque. There's an off-white ring of foam, which clings thoroughly to the sides of the glass as it goes down. The yogurt-y lactose quality is dominant within the aroma. After tasting the sourness is not as impactful as the aroma suggests... it's intermingled with baker's chocolate, burnt toast, and a tart n' tangy wine characteristic. It's mouth feel is quite light. Ultimately, I found this to be a very enjoyable pour. I'm proud to have Weyerbacher brewery practically in my backyard!

Neorebel, Mar 24, 2013
Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.