Sour Owl | Right Brain Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by RocPorterFanatic on 08-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
27
pDev:
19.89%
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/26/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart cherry, lemon, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and brown bread; with light notes of hay, straw, grass, lacto/musty funk and yeast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart cherry, lemon, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and brown bread; with light notes of hay, straw, grass, lacto/musty funk and yeast/oak earthiness. Light lactic tartness, herbal bitterness, and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of cherry, lemon, orange, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, red grape, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, hay, straw, grass, light funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/bitter/spiciness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, fairly tannic, and lightly acidic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.8%, with minimal barrel booze lingering after the finish. Overall this is a delicious barrel aged sour amber ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and easy to drink; with the mildy tart/tannic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Really well balanced Brett/Lacto complexity, dark/bready malt, and whiskey barrel presence/integration. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

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Sour Owl from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 27 ratings