Action Bronson's 7000
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #997
ABV:
5%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,750
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 7.67%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
67
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
 
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Action Bronson's 7000Action Bronson's 7000
Notes: It’s fresh, floral and funky - with notes of apricot, grapefruit and fresh grass - lightweight at only 5% ABV, and comes served in a 16oz bright-orange can. Blurring the line between beer and wine, it’s a perfect summer crusher for those looking for distinctive flavor and experience.

The 7000 label art, designed in collaboration with Mike Van Hall (@opprobriations), is a punchy reflection of Bronson's corresponding album of the same name.

With an equally unconventional approach to life, work and art, (and a mutual appreciation for super-natural wines and terpy dabs) Brian and Action make an excellent synergetic match. As fate would have it, they met a few years ago as neighbors and that’s where the story began. This beer is a culmination of many creative sessions and studio hangs - born of their desire to produce something equally unique and exciting.
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Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 2 inch head. Smell is of oranges, sour grapes. Taste is extremely tart, light oranges, lemons. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I got a late start on this past Sunday's NBS (Week 774) & I did not finish up my DelMarVa (+ DC) adventure as planned. 8=( Further, I have promised that next week's NBS (Week 775) will be dedicated to the wonderful beers sent to me by @jkblr who seems to have a real handle on my drinking habits. CANsparency is key in these things! As a result, I am going to CANcentrate over the next few days on eradicating everything that would have CANbined to form the finale of the DelMarVa (+ DC) adventure. Sit down, strap in & hang on. It's gonna be a wild ride!

Speaking of Wild, thanks to staying with BAL & MD, I now have CANother AmeriCAN Wild Ale as my next beer! If this keeps up, I'm going to get my status as a hophead in good standing revoked! 8=(

From the CAN: "Dry Hopped Sour Ale with Muscat Grapes".

I took a short break to regroup after that previous one, but having returned, it was now time for a Crack! of the vent & a slow, gentle C-Line Glug to CANtinue the day's CANebration. This one acted more as expected, foaming forth with two-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very limited retention, quickly falling away to wisps. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was MUCH less pungent than on the previous one, actually allowing me to lean in for a sniff without burning off my eyebrows! It had a lemony citrusiness along with a sour grape vinousness. 8=O I was reminded of one of my home vintner maternal uncle's lesser-lights. Hmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much past it, either. The puckering tartness took 'hold almost immediately, seizing up my lips like I had drank liquid alum! Whew. The taste was like a really tart lemonade with grape juice! That is probably not the best description, but since I am not well-versed in the verbiage of the style, you will have to make allowances. Frankly, I liked this one a LOT more in spite of its intense tartness. It actually beCAN to take on a jamminess as I drank it with the grape beCANming sweeter & deeper, almost overtaking the tartness. Finish was dry & it put me in mind of a dry white wine. I should look up Muscat grapes, but it really would not have any bearing on my perception. Hmm. YMMV.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is what I love about Stillwater. I wish they would go back to more beers like this (creative sours, wilds, saisons) and stop putting out one NEIPA after another. This beer is distinctly a Stillwater beer and has everything I like about their style - it's tart, fruity, easy drinking, and most of all has a perfect balance of nuanced flavors. The grapes compliment the beer excellently. yb

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can from Orenco Taphouse.

A mildly hazy light orange with a dense, white head that falls off rapidly leaving little lacing, this looks solid. The nose has a wonderful dry hopped character with a tart and juicy grape character, all complemented with a lactic sour nose. Lemony and orange heavy with a fruity, mildly melony, mildly mineral like grape character, on a mildly wheat and straw like malt base with some lactic sourness. The palate opens tart with lactic acid, more yogurt like than meaty, along with a mild lemon and preserved lime note. There's dry hop flavors of citrus and orange blossom along with a noticeable vinous note. Very dry and moderately mineraly with honey, melon and stone fruit, the Muscat flavor is very fruit-heavy here. The mouthfeel is where this beer lacks a little, with a slightly watery character. Otherwise, this beer is excellent.

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Photo of beersampler6
2.92/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really my cup of tea - too sour and tart, though admittedly I’m not into this style of beer. Looks fantastic - slightly hazy golden-yellow color with abundant white fluffy head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells mainly of slightly tart, overly sweet mango, tangerine and orange. Some malt in there as well. Taste follows the nose, but the dominating sourness and tartness was just too much for me. Thin mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. Just not for me.

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Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is a little hazy light golden yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly faded away, leaving a narrow collar around the edge fo the glass and lots of specks of bubbles covering most of the surface and eventually completely fading away.
S: Light aromas of green grapes are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of green grapes along with a light amount of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and slightly tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite "grapey" and tastes like a hybrid between an American Wild Ale and a white wine.

Serving type: can

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Photo of biiru_ojisan
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rocky head and fizzy white head that quickly starts to work itself down. Kind of soda like head. The color is a partly hazy straw. This beer looks like champagne when it comes out of the can.

Nose is guava, mango, wine grapes, sour apple, pineapple, and crackers. The first wiff I took was so strong that I recoiled, but in a good way. This smells fucking amazing.

The flavor is pretty tart. Sour apple, mango, pineapple, champagne, crackers in there as well. The aftertaste and retronasal really beg for another sip. The alcohol is not tasted, but it is felt.

The soda like carbonation goes really well with the flavors in this beer. It has a crisp and dry finish that will bring you right back into it. The mouthfeel is neither watery nor thick, it sits right where it needs to be.

This is a very delicious beer. It started off feeling like it would be one note, but really oopens up the more you sip on it. This wine additions to this beer give it a fantastic champagne/sparkling wine quality that make it feel like it should be popped to celebrate a special occasion.

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Photo of mkh012
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 2 months ago.

Pours lightly hazy yellow with a thin head.

The nose is tart grape, white pepper, and some minerality.

The taste is white wine, white grape, orange, light dank hops, and dry pepper. Pretty impactful for the ABV.

The mouthfeel is medium and well-carbed.

Overall, solid stuff.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned 07/23/18

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and pale golden yellow with a white, two-finger width head. Good retention before dying to a mostly barren surface and a thin, broken ring encircling the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Some mineral character on the nose, along with light sourness and a bit of citrus as well.

Taste - Follows the nose. Slightly Metallic-like and mineral flavor upfront along with some lesser bright citrus tartness; lemon and tangerine. Hint of grape skin. Finish is tart with lingering mineral qualities.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with lively carbonation. Slick and quick to a crisp, dry finish, much like a champagne.

Overall - Decent brew despite the odd, mineral-like quality that is found throughout the entire experience. Nothing I'd care to drink again though.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

the stillwater sour profile is kind of generic to me, and they have so many beers that all have the same sourness, sour flavor, and general mouthfeel that they start to bleed together. i think that with some evil twin beers too, but the muscat grapes in this one transport it to another level, way more depth and complexity than so many of these seem to have, i really like whats happening in here, dry hoppy, tart, and delicate overall with pretty good complexity. muscat grapes specifically almost always make beer sweet in my experience, but not here, they give a sharp tannic thing, and a champagne brightness and fruitiness, really incredible add here. the beer would be samey without them. the sourness is of course familiar, mild and incredible clean, a light lemon note to the lacto, no funk at all. wheat base it seems, maybe some pils malt, dry and cerealy but fluffy feeling and with exceptional carbonation keeping it light and airy to me. the hops work amazingly well with the grapes, thats the synergy that makes this one, lime and kiwi fruit and white peach notes to them, fresh and green, accented by the tartness and fully compatible with the fresh grape, mostly all in the finish, its a late flavor climax, but its wonderful. drinkable and fun, great with oily salmon on the grill, but also works well with herbaceous fresh summery dishes, and really is one of the better stillwater beers i have had in awhile. dont miss this one!

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Photo of bump8628
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice easy going dry hopped sour. Clean, bright, dry body. Straightforward tartness punctuated by citric lemon-lime-orange hoppiness. Hard to say where the grape comes in here, perhaps lightening the malt base and drying things out further. Can easily be a crusher in warm weather or a sipper, since there is plenty going on to keep one interested for a glass or two. Worthy of at least 4 pack purchase, perhaps a couple given the right circumstances.

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Photo of hophugger
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

yellow in color, slightly pale. Minimal amount of white fizzy head. A dry hopped sour ale that is crushable, mild and full of flavor with the nice addition of muscat grapes that add a pleasurable sweetness that mellows the souriness out a bit. Aroma is of sweet green grapes and the hop addition is perfect.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A basic kettle-soured ale, dry-hopped and some grapes thrown in. Not complicated, just straightforward. Lightly tart and effervescent, decent amount of carbonation and fizziness, and no bitterness.

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Photo of Lucular
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like a basic kettle-soured ale that has been dry-hopped with grapes added. Which, of course, is exactly what it is. Nothing more, nothing less. Not overly complex. Zero bitterness and not very much funk.

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Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/30/2018. Pours slightly hazy pale golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, zest, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, red/green apple, mango, melon, guava, berry, white grape/wine, fruit skin, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, grapes, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, zest, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, red/green apple, mango, melon, guava, berry, white grape/wine, fruit skin, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, orange, zest, peach, pear, pineapple, passion fruit, red/green apple, mango, melon, guava, berry, white grape/wine, fruit skin, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, grapes, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero puckering flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from tartness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly grainy/acidic/tangy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent fruited/dry hopped sour/wild ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/light acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, grapes, and light-moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly tart/tangy finish, not overly lactic. Very flavorful for the ABV. This is a lot less lactic/puckering than the Dry Cry, but pretty similar(muscat instead of Riesling grapes). Very well balanced Brett complexity, grapes, and citrus/tropical hops; with a solid pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as usual.

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Action Bronson's 7000 from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 67 ratings