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Oro Zuur | Brasserie Dunham

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4.17/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham
Quebec, Canada
brasseriedunham.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry-hopped (Mosaic) sour blended ale

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#9,333
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
12
pDev:
6.47%
 
 
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of groleau
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over a slightly hazy, light golden body with some lacing. Nose of slight funk, grapefruit, and slight lemon and lime. Taste mirrors nose very nicely with a wonderful tartness that is near perfect. Nice feel for the style and overall, I think they need to make this again and ship to the states as this was a brewery only release. Cheers!

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Photo of liamt07
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle - an apparent 'dry-hopped golden sour ale', which is more info than one typically can glean from this brewery's sparse labels. The name sort of translates (within a mishmash of Spanish and Dutch) to 'Golden Acid'. Ok.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden straw colour, with one skinny-ass finger of weakly puffy, very loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves very little in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of pleasantly muddled domestic citrus flesh, some pineapple, guava, and kiwi tropical fruitiness, grainy and crackery pale malt, tart lemon/lime rind, a hint of sour yeastiness, and very tame leafy, weedy, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and crackery pale malt, a lesser edgy wheatiness, fresh-squeezed and zesty orange and lemon juice, a touch of white wine lees, ethereal soured milky notes, and more zingy leafy, grassy, and herbal verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly average in its merely supportive frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and sort of smooth, as the tart fruity characters exact a minor surface scratchiness here. It finishes trending dry, the fruity and green essences of the (Mosaic, I believe) hops ruling the lingering day.

Overall - well I'll be a monkey's veritable uncle, as there seems to be a subset of sour brews in the larger world that don't make me want to recant my craft beer appreciation society oath (if that actually existed). That said, they appear to be the dry-hopped versions, and heavy on the fruity sourness, rather than the funky iterations, which goes the long mile in making me give a shit - and I mean that in a nice way.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear blonde color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light floral hoppy notes. Taste is mostly dominated by light tart notes with some mineral notes and light dry floral hoppy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not as hoppy as I was expecting but well enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of dabeerbuddha
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Probably the first edition as there was no label, just a custom strapped tag tied around the neck.
Light spry head with a quick decay.
Pale straw yellow nearing the appearance of rice vinegar.
Wine and nectarine aromas. Green grape and pale stone fruit flavours. Subtle sweetness. Light body. Clean and crisp mouth presence with lingering nectarine aftertaste.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer. I have been sitting on it for a few months and it certainly didn't disappoint.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oro Zuur from Brasserie Dunham
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 12 ratings