Eroica | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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3.89/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

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:
#14,718
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
184
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of Tcsox
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice amber pour, light fine head. Definite aroma ozf yeast and very ripe fruit. Lighter taste, low bitterness and a hint of sour flavor. Sipped slowly, enjoy the layers of flavor that open up as it warms. A bit light on the carbonation, but otherwise a solid offering.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Accessible sour with a faint Cabernet barrel note. Tart sour aroma matched by the flavor. Light carbonation. Light tartness on the finish. Another good one.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of descobar
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2017 One Hitter Series - 12 oz bottle
Look:
pours pale amber with a distinct reddish tint and 1/2 " of off-white head that quickly dissipates to half that. this ale is perfectly clear and no lacing was observed.
Smell:
I get grassy, earthy hop aromas. light fresh cut hay from the malts mixed with a subtle honey-orange funk. none is too intense.
Feel:
body is medium-full, texture is oily and rich, carbonation is light and astringency pronounced.
Taste:
Acidic funk and vinous notes take over the palate. there's honey and orangey sweetness and just enough bitterness to balance. Finish is long and sweet with persistent acidic funk.
Overall: I would not classify this as a saison (although they might have used saison yeast strain at initial fermentation) but more of a complex sour ale. The bretty funk and vinous notes give it a complexity not really consistent with saisons. Having said that this ale with satisfy many sour beer drinker's palates.

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Photo of Jjmj51
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweetbrew82
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottfrie
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle.

A: Pours a clear deep golden with a couple fingers of fizzy white head that quickly faded into a thin collar of bubbles.
S: Spritzy mineral water nose mixed with mild notes of citrus and a kiss of botanicals.
T: Clean lactic tartness, slightly medicinal earthy hop notes mixed with hints of bitter citrus pith and botanicals.
M: Medium-light body, crisp and lightly tart mouthfeel, refreshingly clean and scrubbing overall. Carbonation is tingly up from and smooth in the finish.
O: Clean, refreshing, and easy to drink.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2018-07-18
12oz bottle split between a pair of Cantillon glasses. 2017 bottle. 258 7 1 is on the neck.

Pours a mostly clear amber/honey color with a small, fine head and medium carbonation. Smell is tart, lemon, mild.

Taste is a little white winey, moderately tart, more grassy than I expected.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, and not quite carbonated enough. Overall, it's not bad.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

$2.19 for a 12 ounce bottle. Original gravity 1.073. 10.8 Ibus 7.4% alcohol
"This is a Lagunitas-ified version of a traditional Farmouse ale, aged in red wine oak barrels and funkied up with Brettanomyces yeast"

Pours out to a dark golden/light amber. Slightly hazy. Forming a modest whitehead with poor retention and minimal leasing. The nose is very peculiar. There is definitely some good Brett character going on but there is a subtle acetone note. No hop nose. Smells sweet and tart. The mouth feel is very dry. Moderately chart. Medium dense body. The taste opens up with lots of good horsey Brett followed by red wine character, Tannic astringency and moderately strong sourness. mild bitterness, watery finish. No off flavors or aromas.

This is an interesting beer. I have not had a Lagunitas sour before and they did a good job with this. It is a little tart for me but I think a lot of people will like it. Well done. Recommended

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Photo of Keepnitrl
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- One hitter series.

A: Light organish-lipton tea coloring with a temporarily holding head that quickly lapses expected per style. Fair clarity with a moderate density and rise of carbonation. No visible lacing.

S: Touch of funky sourness, oaky wine and peaches are very soothing along with a wet breadiness. Small bits of caramelized malts with some fruitiness of green melon. Overall a very even and smooth aroma.

T: Smooth souring factor and fruitiness of peaches, applesauce and sweet caramel grains. Some light lemon souring and a nice little sting upon the swallow. Nice blend of fruit, some cantaloupe, apples and grapes also give this a fruity wine like flavor.

M: Nice near full body, creamy and soft, sits well on the tongue with a gentle massage of carbonation.

O: Nice erotic fruit and souring and nice level of awareness while maintaining a very easy drinking factor. Labeled as a golden Saison sour. Great balance of golden fruit and the Flanders souring aged in wine barrels.

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Photo of BrewsandBlues
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.74/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brob245
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.81/5  rDev +23.7%
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 +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Eroica from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 184 ratings