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Sour Black - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

160 Ratings
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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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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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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-14-2013 15:52:15 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -2%

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!

06-14-2013 02:59:27 | More by Duff27
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-13-2013 21:48:57 | More by doremite
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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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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-09-2013 15:47:05 | More by blindpiggie
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jdhowe

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-08-2013 14:29:23 | More by jdhowe
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-03-2013 12:59:30 | More by twenty5
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smonice

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-21-2013 20:57:07 | More by smonice
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-20-2013 12:25:06 | More by InspectorBob
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-18-2013 08:01:55 | More by beernads
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dbc5

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6%

05-17-2013 00:50:53 | More by dbc5
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-07-2013 19:34:28 | More by Magery
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Cdunk11

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-04-2013 03:41:23 | More by Cdunk11
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-21-2013 23:17:49 | More by Lare453
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innuendobrewskiman63

New York

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-14-2013 21:02:49 | More by innuendobrewskiman63
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-13-2013 05:29:22 | More by Hugonaut13
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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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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-03-2013 02:42:16 | More by BeerThursdays
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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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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

03-31-2013 16:55:49 | More by spycow
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-31-2013 02:15:55 | More by rydev24
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

03-26-2013 17:46:53 | More by baybum
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%

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!

03-24-2013 21:24:58 | More by Neorebel
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

03-23-2013 22:15:17 | More by iL0VEbeer
Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.