Eroica | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.9/5
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167 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a Lagunitas-ified version of a traditional farmhouse ale, aged in red wine oak barrels and funkied up with Brettanomyces yeast. It’s a golden saison-sour with a nice tartness that leaves your buds quenched and wanting more. Proost!

Added by gatornation on 03-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,335
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
167
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brob245
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a rapidly dissipating head.
Musky aromas of brett and wine barrels. An acidic quality suggests fruit such as kiwi, lime grapes and sour cherry. There is also a wheat like sweetness.
Tart and lightly sour with fruity flavors. Vinous and even acidic; respectively evoking grapes and vinegar. Yet, there is a substantial malt sweetness. The middle palate brings forth a mild peppery quality. Zesty and dry in the finish.
Medium bodied, tart and sweet. The carbonation is moderate to gentle.
This felt more like a Flanders Red Ale rather than Saison. The tartness and malt sweetness threw me off a bit. Drinkable but not my favorite example of the style.

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Photo of sohearn
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Eroica has a thick, off-white head, a hazy, gold-orange appearance, bubbles, and some glass lacing. Aroma is mostly of red wine oak barrels, and the flavor is of Warheads brand candy, sweet, white bread crust, and underlying wood and red wine. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Eroica finishes drying.

RJT

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigred89
3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of elec
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of addiwilliams
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpd026
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Apellonious
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass, an orangish brown with ruby highlights, no head, just a thin rim of lace that disappears quickly. The aroma is funk, cider/pear, some dark fruit, slight vinegar. The flavor is right in line. Medium level of sourness, some dirt and earth underneath. The feel is medium light, somewhat sharp at first, but the carbonation lowers as it warms. A tasty sour/saison, worth a go if you can still find it.

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Photo of DougT
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color with yellow hues on the edge of the glass and a deep hazy appearance. Poured with a short, creamy white foam with low retention. Sweet apricots and sour dark cherry aromas with funky yeast and hints of vanilla. Light malt aroma. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation. Pleasant creamy smooth feel in the middle followed by light warmth to the end. Tart fruit flavors, apricot, sour cherries and funky yeast with underlying vanilla notes. Light malt flavors with bready notes on the back end. Tartness is pretty even through the middle where it slowly tapers to the end. Finished with fading tartness and smooth vanilla flavors. This was damn tasty with lots of character. Solid aromas and flavors with a pleasant feel and easy finish. Easy drinking.

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Photo of Roguer
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Surprisingly dark reddish-amber brew. Translucent, nearly transparent. Head production is subdued, and retention similar.

The nose is a fascinating blend of honey, wine, oak, funk, peach, orange liqueur, and syrup.

Flavor definitely leans more toward a lightly sour American Wild Ale than a Brett saison, but you can attribute that to the aging in wine barrels. Brett funk is present, and suggests this beer will develop wildly with age. Flavors are quite similar to the nose all around: red and white grapes, oak, vanilla, Brett, orange, and honey.

Very mild pucker; it's more pungent than sour. Very easy and lively on the palate.

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Photo of Buck89
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a snifter. Clean golden amber color with a small and thin white head. Lots of red wine on the nose. Also some tart cherries and funk. Fairly tart and reminded me of a Flanders Red. Nice funk and fruity notes. Lots of red wine. Big oak flavor as well. Dry and clean finish.

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Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of sour cherry, sweet caramel malt and some funkiness. Good sour flavor - black cherry and some lemon. Enough sweetness for balance.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/20/2018. Pours slightly hazy medium orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, plum, cherry, berry, pear, apricot, red/green apple, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, pepper, toasted oak, oaken vanilla, honey, brown sugar, brown bread, and biscuit; with light notes of nuttiness, caramel, leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, bready malt, and red wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, plum, cherry, berry, pear, apricot, red/green apple, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, pepper, toasted oak, oaken vanilla, honey, brown sugar, brown bread, and biscuit; with light notes of nuttiness, caramel, leathery/musty funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light Brett tartness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, peach, plum, cherry, berry, pear, apricot, red/green apple, red/white wine, hay, straw, grass, pepper, toasted oak, oaken vanilla, honey, brown sugar, brown bread, biscuit, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, bready malt, and red wine barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/spiciness balance, and zero puckering/cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from tartness and yeast/oak spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and fairly acidic/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged wild saison! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy/light acidic yeast, bready malt, and red wine barrel flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink; with the mellowly tart/tannic/spicy/drying finish, never overly acidic. Really well developed Brett complexity, perfect bready malt balance, and a ton of red wine barrel presence. A really enjoyable offering. More of a Flanders red than a saison overall, but very impressive either way.

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Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Eroica from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 167 ratings