Golden Sour
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
3.7%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.98%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
136
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 21, 2019
Added:
Jul 11, 2014
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  34
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Wild ale aged in white wine barrels with lemon zest added.
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle from 2014

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a light and clear gold topped by a fluffy and rocky two finger white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of wine barrels, slight funk, cracker malt and some lemon zest
T: Taste is clean and bright acidity with some nice lemon flavors, slight wine barrel with some mineral notes, slight grape skin, a little funk, and a hint of cracker malt. On the swallow there's more lemony sourness with some melon, slight funk, and lingering oak with a little more white wine on the back end
M: This beer has a body which is on the lighter side of medium and slightly slick on the palate. Carbonation is effervescent without being prickly and the beer has a drying finish due to the acidity.
O: Overall this is an impressive amount of flavor packed into a low ABV package. Really nice complexity on this one that hits all the notes you want to see in a wild ale without the sourness being way over the top. Worth a try if they make this one again.
Nov 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Mar 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A good flavour delivery for lower alcohol (though not the price). Lemon there, sour solid for a couple years old. Some white wine barreling. For sour fans.
Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Jul 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by Hoppity1 from Illinois

Mar 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.55 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Jan 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Nov 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by drewone from California

Aug 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by GRG1313 from California

Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.63 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Apr 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Mar 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by TrackcoachLVPA from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Dec 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.44 by Domvan from Texas

Dec 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.93 by Shawner from Minnesota

Nov 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.38 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Nov 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by sjjn from California

Oct 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Sep 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by BeerOps from Illinois

Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by LoveStout from New York

Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by Farnswurth from Illinois

Aug 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by WeisGuy from New York

Aug 13, 2015
 
Rated: 4.6 by jrs3994243 from Michigan

Aug 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.36 by julielynndubee from Virginia

Aug 02, 2015
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Reviewed by popery from California

3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
The beer is a yellow orange. Clouded over. Smallish white head. Not much retention. Very nice mix of sour and funk in the aroma. Little bit of sweet lemon with an acidic edge. Light fresh grain note. Mild lacto yogurt. Good depth which a lot of sours lack, so that’s nice. Taste isn’t quite as successful for me but still solid. Moderate sourness, picks up a bit in the finish. Medium to light body. Some soft fluffiness. Medium lemon flavor. Some funk depth but not quite what the nose promises. Oak is kinda buttery, nice flavor.
Aug 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by youbrewidrink from Vermont

Jul 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.38 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by akang from California

Jul 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by Brevbin from Louisiana

Jul 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.31 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by dheldman from Minnesota

Jul 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by billab914 from Virginia

Jun 20, 2015
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Rated by Rhettroactive from Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Shocking - a PB $30 bottle that actually tastes good.
Jun 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by siege06nd from Virginia

Jun 20, 2015
Golden Sour from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 147 ratings