7 Day Golden Sour | Trinity Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
trinitybrew.com

Style: Belgian Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour beers are famous for long aging periods, wild microbes, and flavors that are more complex and intense than any other family of beer. Commonly referred to as Lambics, these beers were once only brewed in a specific region of Belgium and have recently made a migration to breweries of America. Imploring ancient techniques, Seven Day Sour is brewed with a first and second 'slims' process, and a malt bill built with over 30% raw wheat and 30% chit malt to dramatically drive up starches and proteins which our quirky wild microbes love to feed on. We sour this recipe with an advanced and progressive method utilizing a hot fermentation in the kettle with Lactobacillus, followed by a cool fermentation on brettanomyces; making this beer anything but simple. Seven Day Sour is a young and unblended gueuze showcasing a refreshing acidity and complex bretta notes.

Added by Todd on 10-08-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,998
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
293
pDev:
11.87%
 
 
Wants:
10
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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by appetiteforparis:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Photo of dirtylou
2.52/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

on tap @ falling rock

"A llama ate bleu cheese. Shat it, and played in it"

This just wasn't good - after drinking so much flawless crooked stave, this just tasted like licking a petting zoo - definitively "barnyard". I couldn't finish it. Hell, I couldn't even come close to finishing it.

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Photo of jsurfs82
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I cannot call myself a sour expert but I will take a stab at a short review.

The color is a fairly pale yellow, what you would expect from a Golden Ale. It is fairly hazy and the bottle was a bit of a gusher when I opened it. A strong carbonation with little sticking to the glass.

The smell is funky and like one would expect. The taste is tart and finishes dry. Not overbearingly sour but lacking some malt balance. A little dryer but very easy to drink and pleasant. Almost tastes like lemonade. There aren't any off flavors that I can tell. I would drink many of these. The price point was nice as well.

I could see myself enjoying many more of these in the future if available.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Todd
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Billolick
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz bottle w/o freshness info

Pours hazed straw under an off white and looser cap

Lots of lime and funk on the nose

Critic, lemons and limes, straw, grass and again ample Brett induced funk all over this one.

Tasty and about medium sour, to least to my palate...quite enjoyable and worth a try for those into the style...

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Prospero
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jminch
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

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4.82/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of biboergosum
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cubbyZilla
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Murrobert
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.42/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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7 Day Golden Sour from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 293 ratings