Sour Du Shawnee
Big Muddy Brewing

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Big Muddy Brewing
Illinois, United States
Wild Ale
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3.2 | pDev: 14.38%
Jan 03, 2016
Jan 07, 2015
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured into snifter. It pours rich amber with a thin milk-white head and thin lacing. The smell is tobacco, vinegar, oak, and cherry. The taste really follows the nose: the first flavor I noticed was tobacco, followed by vinegar, oak, and sour cherry. However, it turns much sweeter at the finish, particularly as the glass warms. Nonetheless, the after taste is quite sour. This ale has medium carbonation and a moderate ABV of 7%. This is not a style I particularly favor and I find it difficult to drink. It's simply not pleasant for me. That said, it is well-crafted and seems to be good example of an American Wild Ale and I suspect that someone who enjoys this style will find this offering satisfying.
Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by crow from Illinois

Oct 02, 2015
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.79/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
Thanks Joe for the assist!
This is the brewery's first attempt at a wild ale as far as I know, the label says fruit was used, but doesn't say what.
I'd guess cherries of some kind.

Pours a russet brown with a cluster of loose bubbles on the surface. Good clarity. No lace.

Smells like an Oud Bruin, cherry tobacco, balsamic, cherry pits.

Taste is very dry and tannic, extra woody. Mildly tart, dried black cherry notes.
Little to no carbonation unfortunately. It gives the impression of an unblended Flemish foederbier.

Overall there's plenty of room for improvement, but it's not bad at all.
Mar 15, 2015
Rated: 2.74 by lattydaddy07 from Illinois

Jan 30, 2015
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Reviewed by bnes09 from Illinois

2.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Dark amber, bronze color with minimal head. Nice dark fruit and cider-like acid in the aroma with hints of oak. Flavor is only slightly acidic. Mild dark fruit sweetness. Oak is completely lost in the palate. No hop character as expected. Finishes flat and bland. Light to medium bodied and low carbonation. Disappointing mouthfeel. My recommendation: stay away from this. If you're looking to try a good sour, go for Boulevard Love Child or Goose Island Madame Rose. They cost a little more but are well worth it. This one, at ~$13, is a rip off.
Jan 09, 2015
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Reviewed by zxtwou2 from Illinois

2.61/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Poured an opaque dark brown with no head, even with a hard pour on my second glass. Smells a little like Duchesse de Bourgogne, a little fruity (more like brown sugar), and a little vinegary. Taste was very lacking. It's more roasty than sour, tasting more like coffee than a fruited sour. It isn't very sour, at all. In fact, it doesn't really taste like much at all. Not sure if it just needs more time to bottle condition, or not. I may get another and hold on to it for a couple years and re-rate it.
Jan 07, 2015
Sour Du Shawnee from Big Muddy Brewing
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 6 ratings