Larry's Latest Sour | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The name “Larry’s Latest” is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry started in 1985 and continues within the brewery to this day. Our latest sour recipe has a refreshingly bright, citrusy tartness combined with pungent tropical aromas.

Added by Dactrius on 04-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,397
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
173
pDev:
10.75%
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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pale, hazy gold with a fuzzy froth.

The nose is met with hoppy, green pungent cannabis and seedy passionfruit, and that all easily translates on the tongue, adding orange via an airy frothy and light body that finishes semi-dry.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grupatre
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sour lemons are present in the nose along with some hints of funk.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and is somewhat sour with notes of lemon citrus and faint bits of funkiness and underlying pale malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer as it had a good mix of citrus and sourness in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can't say I have been finding too many Bells beers recently anything new anyway. Poured into a standard pint.
A - Pours a very clear golden yellow with a nice stream of bubbles fueling the head which is about a half an inch with a light pour.
S - Smell is nice and tart lemon with a bit of citrus and sour funk. Very surprised since this was bottled on Jan 11th.
T - Like a sugar free lemonade if that makes sense. Tart lemon some peel bitterness and a bit of sweet malts almost like pineapple.
M - A bit watery for my taste but it does go down rather smooth with consistent flavors.

Overall a pretty tasty beer and good start to a night of drinking. Bet it would make for an even more refreshing summer brew!

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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---A slightly hazy gold. Big, thick white head that slowly faded and left a lot of lacing.

S---Lemon, other citrus. A touch of funk, perhaps that's just the sour. Fruity, pineapple.

T---Sour is there, but not overly so. Fruit forward. Pineapple & lemon.

F---A bit tart. A slight pucker. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Feels like one for a warm summer day.

O---I could definitely drink a bunch of these. Very nice. I'll look for these in the future.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tittlytwist
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deliciously sour; my only regret is not buying more.

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Photo of IronLover
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden yellow with a light haze. Poured with a short, soapy, bright white foam with low retention. Medium malt and tart citrussy fruit aromas. Medium light bodied with medium light carbonation. Light smooth feel with light warmth near the finish. Medium fruity and tart citrus flavors that from the start that slowly taper toward the end. Solid malt flavors. Finished crisply and dry with a light earthy hop bitterness. Great balance between the malt and tart flavors and aromas. Hop characters were light but provided a touch of complexity. Very refreshing and easy drinking.

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Photo of entenduintransit
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

this is fine beer but for me nothing special and a trend follower not setter, which is not how i think about bells, but this is something i have seen a million times now, a quick kettle type sour, golden and simple on the grain and somewhat one dimensional in the bacterial sourness, but then dry hopped rather robustly, juicy and not at all bitter, a sour ale that is now somewhat generic, but fairly well made as they go, so its hard to be too critical, just i always expect the world from bells. this is clean and tidy in yeast, and fragrant and bright and even refreshing on the hops, good but very basic, and something it seems like everyone is doing right now. its out at the perfect time of year though, early spring is when these tart wheat or pils based citrusy hopped beers work the best, and im sure this will perform well for them. i am missing some complexity here, but i like the cleanness and the drinkability with the lower abv nd the acidity so relaxed. this is not the honeyhole for bells, but they did a fine job with it, sort of a copycat, but not bad...

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digitalflood
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can, poured into a glass, packaged 1/18/18?. Two finger head that dissipates quickly, a hazy orange pour. Lemon sour aroma. The taste is similar, with some floral hops mixed in. The mouthfeel is light, very drying finish. Overall, an interesting sour ale.

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Photo of psmith161
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 173 ratings