Arbor Brewing Sodibo Barrel Aged Blond Ale (Sour Series) | Arbor Brewing Company

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Arbor Brewing Sodibo Barrel Aged Blond Ale (Sour Series)Arbor Brewing Sodibo Barrel Aged Blond Ale (Sour Series)
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Arbor Brewing Sodibo Barrel Aged Blond Ale (Sour Series)Arbor Brewing Sodibo Barrel Aged Blond Ale (Sour Series)

Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 04-12-2011

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by jale:
Photo of jale
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy amber with 2 quarters of white head.

S: Sour funkiness, green apple and some oak.

T: Big sour apple, barnyard funk, oak and some earthiness. Not a complex sour.

M: Light body. Slightly grainy. Good carbonation.

O: Solid sour that I will drink again.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of sour apple and cherry notes, as well as some biscuit and funk qualities. The flavor is similar. I get some very nice sour fruit (apples, cherries, grapes), as well as some light funk, light leather and a high level of tartness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of Janis_Hoplin
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow-orange coloured body with some head. Just delightful summer day beer, with some oak, spice, almost cherry tartness.Lemon, pear, tad of apple. Full mouthfeel. Suitably carbonated, a little aging helped. Thanks WomanCan'tSail. Very good drinkability.
Had a second bottle of Stephen Rich, and t was straight out big sour not as drinkable. Using the former bottle as the review.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of SpdKilz
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Erik (erikkoppin) for this great beer. Cheers friend!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a tawny orange color. About a half finger of head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates quickly leaving little head.

Smell – Heavy green grannysmith apple, wet hay, barnyard funk, slight oaky aromas.

Taste – Another beer that tastes quite similar to the aroma. A nice puckering green apple flavor up front which then lends itself to some acidic characteristics. The barnyard funk is definitely prevalent and lends itself to some earthiness. Somewhat one sided.

Mouthfeel – Lighter bodied, decent carbonation, a crisp finish.

Overall – A pretty good sour. I brought this up to Michigan while I am on vacation and coincidentally I found another bottle of this in a local Traverse City beer store. Needless to say I picked up another to sit on for a couple years. Very curious to see how this ages.

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Photo of acostuhhh
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of KDawg
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 into a tulip. Pours a medium gold color with a foamy head.

Very good depth and complex aromas of funk, sour cherries, sour citrus notes, and some tart green apples.

Really good medium body feel with good depth and notes of green apples, sour cherries and sour citrus'

This was a great beer. Got this from a friend and am very glad I got it. Really good depth across the board with a real nice tartness to it.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ditmier pulled this newbie out at a badass tasting in SLC.. Very cool Eric... this one was on nobody's radar!!

Pours with a lite tannish head.. good lacing and retention.. the brew is pretty hazed lite orange.

Only lightly funky.. descent lemon reminiscent of traditional sours and even some tangerine zest.. Sammy says some Oak is there, but I am having a hard time.

Pretty descent sour backbone that is less than many American sours, but still nice.. the funk is mild and dusty, but definitely present.. sorta heavy fruity... apricot sweetness and something that I describe as grape skin.. good lingering tartness.. with late pours, I get some nice oak.. but it seemed really tame when warmer.

Body is a tad more than I like... I think it lended too much toward the sweetness to really make the bugs come out.. still a pretty descent carbonation... I would buy this or even trade for it just to forget about it for a couple years.

Thanks again Eric.. I appreciate you hanging on to this one.

All 3.5

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Photo of tommy5
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 8/30/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Medium amber / dark caramel, aggressive pour yields a small, eggshell white head, fades to a borderline nonexistent head, leaves some streaks of lacing

Smell: Sour and funky - lots of wood, acidic and lactic sourness - some big tartness and vinegar - funky and musty - some barnyard weirdness - some pale grains in the back, hay, and light fruits

Taste: Sour and interesting - lactic and acidic sourness, borderline mouth puckering - very tart - some barnyard and musty basement funk - a very strong vinegar component - lots of oak - some apple and pear, with a ton of lemon - pale and caramel malts at its base - very wet overall

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, especially for a sour, nice carbonation, wet finish

Overall: Obidos?

This is a nice sour. There's a lot going on here. Not the most refined, a little too wet for my taste, but worth a try.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber color with a small amount of white carbonation that doesn't stick around very long.

Smell: Tart and funky. I'm getting some vinegar and a strong lemon juice note. There is a mild sweetness as well.

Taste: Tart but there is enough sweetness to control the sour. Lemon and just enough funk. Good sourness level. Overall I would call this beer light.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with lots of carbonation and a finish that is quite dry.

Overall: I liked the lemon juice notes and thought this was a good light sour. I'd have more.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Arbor Brewing's Sodibo Wild Roots 2016 at Boyne Country Provisions. I've always wasnted to try this beer but up in till now I've never seen it, so as soon as I saw it I new I had to get one to try, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 750ml bottle into a Teku.

A- The label looks good, it had a nice design to it and it's a little eye catching. It poured a hazy and slightly muddy amber orange color that took on more of a nice muddy bright orange hue and it had half a fingers worth of very bubbly off white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking, i have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with a big fruit, sweet tart and sour candy like aroma being the first to show up with some apricot, berries and tropical fruit like aromas coming through. Up next comes a slightly bit of funky yeast which is just a little noticeable and towards the end comes the malts which impart a sweet malt, pale malt, biscuit and grainy like aromas. This beer has a very nice aroma, but I wish the funky yeast showed up a little more.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with that some fruit and candy flavors being the first to show up and it imparts all the same aspects that it did in the aroma, but this time it's just a little lighter. Up next come a lower amount of high sourness which is followed by the barrel which is pretty noticeable and it imparts some nice funky oak and wood flavors and it's slightly butter and it goes in the funky yeast which is pretty light and it blends into the barrel. Towards the end comes the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma. On the finish there's some lingering sourness with a sour, fruity and woody aftertaste. This is a very nice tasting beer, the barrel gives it some nice complexity and all the different flavors work well together.

M- Fairly smooth, not too acidic, mouth puckering, not too crisp, on the slightly thicker side of being medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer and I thought it was a very nice example of the style, it had all the aspects that I was looking for and that barrel gave this beer that really nice complexity that reminds me of some of the best Belgian made sours. This bee had nice drinkability, one glass would be the perfect amount for me, but I was able to drink the full bottle. What I like the most about this beer is the complexity, it's just where I want it. What I like the least about this beer is the appearance, it's not bad, but I wish the head was better and it wasn't a little muddy looking. I wold for sure buy this beer again if I see it again and it would be nice to put one in the cellar to see how it changes with age. I would recommend trying this beer if you like the classic sours and wild ales. All in all I was very happy with this beer and a little impressed, I've tried a couple sours from this brewery, but this is hands down on another level than those. It's now one of my favorite Arbor beers and it's a really nice example of the style especially for being made in America. Great job guys, this is one tasty and well executed beer, keep it up.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Shared by Richard on 1-14-12.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of liamt07
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Steve, 750ml corked and caged into a tulip. 2012 vintage.

Red in colour with a white ring of head. Light retention. Nose has a weird apricot/peach/dill funk, sweet malty character and light acetic acidity. Upfront acetic tartness on the palate, less fruit character although the qualities are still present. Minimal sweetness to balance, tart well into the finish. Medium feel, medium high carbonation. An interesting beer, something I dwelled on for quite some time.

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Photo of kkazemi
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendsilk
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of loganburgh
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjcoy06
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of GregSSSSS
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%

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