7 Day Golden Sour
Trinity Brewing Company

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From:
Trinity Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Lambic
ABV:
5%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.96 | pDev: 11.87%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
262
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 30, 2020
Added:
Oct 08, 2013
Wants:
  11
Gots:
  40
SCORE
89
Very Good
7 Day Golden Sour7 Day Golden Sour
Notes: Brewed with a first and second 'slims' process, a malt bill built with over 30% raw wheat, aged hops, Lactobacillus, and Brettanomyces. Both kettle and FV fermented, this beer never touches oak barrels. 5.0% ABV; pH 3.0
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Single, 12.7 ounce bottle copped from Total Wine and More in West Orange. Pours a thick, golden, hazy hue with minimal frothing. Assertive aroma replete with notes of sour melon and warheads candy. Similar overall flavor profile. Terrific stuff. Recommended.
Sep 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by VaporDome from New York

Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of grapes, bacterial funk, slight apple, and wood. Fits the style of a Belgian Lambic. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong tartness and noticeable dryness. Tastes of grapes, bacterial funk, slight apple, wood, hint of sweet malt, hint of yeast, hint of citrus hops, and a hint of dough. Overall, average appearance, weak aroma, but good complexity, body, and blend. Overall, besides a weak aroma this is quite good.
Sep 27, 2018
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12.7oz bottle into a tulip. No freshness dating.

Pale golden yellow body, average carbonation replenishes a small bright white head. no lacing though.

A pleasant champagne apple cider aroma

Taste is mildly funky, a little tart & sour, and also mildly sweet

This one initially feels a little dead in the light to medium mouth, but does finish with a slightly sweet tartness.

overall, I found this a difficult beer to rate & describe. it is not unpleasant in any way, just seems subdued and a bit lacking in flavor. I will say though, that the longer the drink went on, as it warmed, the more i began to appreciate the delicateness.
Aug 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jun 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 30, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours hazy and golden colored with a thick, frothy head; dots of lace drape down the glass

Smell: Funky and acetic; very reminiscent of an unblended Lambic

Taste: Acetic from the get go, with a very tart, sour character; funky with a distinct lemon pepper tone; very sour finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Not for beginners, this is as close to an unblended Lambic as I have tasted out of an American brewery
Apr 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by KensWorld from Florida

Feb 13, 2018
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Reviewed by hanuswalrus from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12.7 oz bottle purchased for $5. I don't think Trinity has been in Chicago for very long but I'm happy they're here now. Pours a pretty yellow-gold with white head. Looks gorgeous. Aroma is great. I get a nice blend of funk and tart. A really nice blend of funky, citrus and lemony tartness. Getting a nice, slight hint of funky cheese. Flavor leans more on the Lacto tartness and finishes really nice and dry. Wouldn't call it assertively sour, but I would say this is slightly sour as opposed to slightly tart, if that makes any sense. There's a slight puckering affect on the palate that reminds me of Warheads once I was accustomed to them. Mouthfeel is full of prickly carbonation. Really good beer and I look forward to trying all their other beers that are available here.
Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a snifter. A hazy, bright golden color. Large and fluffy white head that gradually settled into a wispy cap. Really nice aroma: lemons, hay, some funk, wheat, cherries. Fairly tart on the palate with a nice complex mix of the notes on the nose. Lemony funk is how I would best describe this. The feel was great with increased carbonation but light on the palate and easy to drink. Very well-done.
Nov 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by AJmon13 from Ohio

Oct 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Theogre83 from Kansas

Oct 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by sweemzander from Illinois

Sep 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2017
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2017-06-09
375ml bottle served in little Cantillon glasses. I don't see a date on the bottle. A little beer left in the bottle, a lot of sediment trapped in there. Given to me by @mr-jj.

Pours clear golden with a medium sized head that fades fast. Smell is nicely tart and fruity. Maybe peachy.

Taste is very tart. Squinty eyes and and clenched jaw reaction. Tastes a bit like peach skin. Has a strong bitterness to it that I can't place.

Mouthfeel is dry, but not light. Overall, pretty good.
Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.21 by Tim725 from New Jersey

May 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by ConorGolden from New York

Apr 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Apr 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by DCgolfpro from Maryland

Apr 16, 2017
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
375ml Bottle

Poured into a chalice a very nice slightly cloudy, pinkish/orangy color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/foamy/creamy one-finger white head, which also leaves some thick sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, very nice spice note, coriander, peppery, with some nice citrus. The taste is very nice, malty, yeasty, spicy, coriander, citrusy, tart. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, really a pretty complex brew, very nice bitter/dryish finish. Overall, this is a very nice brew, surprised me.
Apr 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by plaid75 from New York

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.22 by lic217 from Connecticut

Jan 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by Taologic from Oregon

Jan 07, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
375ml red wax sealed bottle - wow, this is one complicated sounding brew!

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat fizzy off-white head, which leaves a few instances of pinprick lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of tart apple and lemon rind and flesh, gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser spicy wheaten cereal character, some sort of white cheese-forward funkiness, cooking vinegar, and a bit of rainbow peppercorn. The taste is grainy and bready wheat and pale malt, apple vinegar, lemon/lime zest, dried hay, some musty barnyard funk, moldy pepper-jack cheese, and some plain earthy, herbal, and grassy green hop bitterness.

The carbonation is adequate in its structurally supportive frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, as the sourness somehow just slides right on through here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed base malts holding fast against the lingering citrus, vinegar, and surprisingly gentleman-like funk.

Overall, this comes across as a nicely balanced sour ale, the twin axe attack of lacto and Brett kind of canceling each other out, or something. At any rate, a lot easier to drink than I was anticipating - usually I have a lot more liquid left over when I've completed writing reviews such as this.
Dec 28, 2016
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint brassy + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering about 95% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of hay and barnyard funkiness over the top of light aromas citrus/lime and slightly spicy/peppery yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy yeast and slightly sour wheat. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/lime and spicy/peppery yeast. Finally there is a moderate flavor of hay + barnyard funkiness. Overall there is a slightly less than moderate amount of tartness which lingers through the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Enjoyable and pretty easy to drink with a slightly different set of flavors than I traditionally think of in sour beers (especially the lime + pepper). Definitely worth grabbing.
Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by kmanjohnson from California

Nov 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Oct 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Budlum from Maryland

Sep 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Sep 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by agreenman19 from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by swierczt from Connecticut

Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 1.75 by COR8RFAN from Colorado

Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by JoeMans from New York

Jul 23, 2016
7 Day Golden Sour from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 297 ratings