Eidolon | The Commons Brewery

29 Ratings

Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Eidolon is a collaboration between our brewer, Sean Burke, and friend Sean White. A sour farmhouse ale with Meyer lemon juice and peel, jasmine green tea and flowers, and New Zealand Hallertau hops. It is then matured in wine barrels with two strains of brettanomyces.

Added by Sarlacc83 on 08-18-2012

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Rutager
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks black13!

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy rich gold with a finger of cream coloured head that fades to a skim fairly quickly.

Smell. Funky and sour with some nice orchard fruits coming through, mainly pears and peaches and a little dank old wood and floral hops.

Taste. Very funky again with a nice floral/herbal flavour that I can't quite describe. Orchard fruits are present like the smell and a nice mild sourness.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with fine medium carbonation.

Overall. Very much enjoying this unique brew. Thanks again black13!!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of sweemzander
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a taster glass. Thanks Jason for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Some tan froth and lacing. Fairly good retention to it.

(S)- A dry lemon peel and funky hay bit. A touch of tartness with some mellow dry oak components. Not overly complex, but the aroma as a whole is just really nice.

(T)- Lots and lots of a hay/wheat and biscuit-like lemon. Bits of oak with subtle tartness. Very subtle Brett in the background.

(M)- A good carbonation level. An ok balance to it too. It does get a touch chalky in the mid palate as it warmed, but otherwise quite nice.

(O)- Overall, a nice wild ale that could improve a bit with some time on it if you have the patience; might bring the Brett forward more, but this is quite a nice wild ale as it sits now too.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a bright pineapple yellow in color with pale yellow highlights and a half finger of bubbly head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: there definitely was plenty of bretty funkiness upfront on the aroma with floral spice notes such as jasmine but had some nice citrusy qualities. I also managed to sniff out a little oakiness and vinous tones as well.

T: the jasmine herb character was more prominent in the flavor alongside bretty funk all over, citrus spice accents, oakiness that added dimension and a touch of floral undertones. I did however have slightly grape vinous wine barrel qualities.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a bretty, funky, oaky, vinous, slightly fruity, spice, floral, mild herbal and tart finish.

O: It was a solid american wild all the way around and was very surprised on the flavor. Very delicious and a must have if your in the northwest.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MitchellWarner
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Big barnyard funk and sourness, sweet lemon, grapes, and some spiciness

Appearance: Slightly cloudy. Light amber in colour. The head dissipated quickly.

Taste: Big lemon flavour with a tart front end and big complex brett finish. I also found it a bit briney.

Mouthfeel: The beer was very crisp and quite dry and the carbonation kept it nice and light on the tongue.

Overall: I really liked this beer, though i found many aspects of it hard to describe. It was very palatable and extremely complex. I would definitely approach it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

opened 9.11.12

glass type: tumbler

A - pours an opaque deep amber color, light copper. subtle white head that fades rather quickly.

S - bright citrus tart smell. light grapes. slight dark, earthy funk.

T - layers of flavor that pick up where the nose left off. bright citrus tartness on the front of the palette followed by a buttery, earthy cheese note. finishes into funky dark floral flavors. bottle says jasmine green tea, lemon juice and flowers. definitely picking that up through this beer.

M - lightly carbonated, smooth, great.

O - A fantastic beer. Looking forward to holding onto a bottle to see how it progresses. A unique sour blend for sure and no complaints. well done.

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3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 9.5.12.

A - Pours an opaque medium orange with a fluffy cream-colored head. Lots of fizz, but it fades fast.

S - Lots of tartness and funk hits your nose hard. Some floral tones as well.

T - Barnyard funk, some butter, wildflowers and citrus.

D - Lots of carbonation with a medium body. A tart middle with a buttery finish.

O - Not sure about the butteriness, but the funk really saves it.

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Eidolon from The Commons Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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