7 Day Golden Sour
Trinity Brewing Company

7 Day Golden Sour7 Day Golden Sour
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Style:
Belgian Lambic
Ranked #22
ABV:
5%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,374
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
296
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Trinity Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
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Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 296
Reviews by jminch:
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4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of dirtylou
2.52/5  rDev -37.2%
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 +5.7%
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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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of misterrobot
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i didn't want to like this, but I'm in love with it. some criticize it for cutting corners or deviating too far from tradition, but wight he beer tasting this good, i have no problems with it, and am actually real curious about the process. and oh, its sooo sour! crystal clear pale yellow with passive carbonation rising up into a half inch or so bone white head. its real clean looking, and has no haze at all until the bottom few drips are poured out into the glass. gorgeous appearance. a slight parmesan cheesy funk to the nose before the white vinegar lactic acidity kicks in and waters the mouth but basically destroys my ability to pick out subtle aromatic nuances. white grape maybe, very tart, very dry. the flavor is similar, more acidity than i know what to do with. more puckery than a lemon, but more flavorful too. i get the wheat, i get the brett, but this is totally dominated by the lacto. must have been a real warm fermentation to rock it out this quickly, id like to learn from the man who made this. shocking there is no oak on it, not that it exhibits any mellow wood character, but just these are usually done that way. way more sour than funk, but they are both there, and that cheesy thing drops out of the finish. splendid beer really, and finally a fairly priced one from trinity. all good things to say about this one, great carbonation and a light body, hot weather beer. i can forgive the bastardization of the term gueuze if it tastes this good.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

Photo of Danny1217
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MikeWard
3.89/5  rDev -3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.11/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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7 Day Golden Sour from Trinity Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 296 ratings