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

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3.71/5
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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: Rotating

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

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Ranking:
#28,535
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
202
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of fruit, yeast, bacterial funk, slight alcohol, slight sweet malt, and a hint of salt. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable dryness and slight tartness. Tastes of fruit, yeast, bacterial funk, slight alcohol, slight sweet malt, and a hint of salt. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of SB2017
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A supremely balanced sour. There's grapefruity, grassy hops that pair perfectly with the sour's distinctly green-apple hues. This beer is perfectly geared for refreshment, and is easy to pound down.

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Larry's Latest Sour brewed by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store, with an ABV of 5.00% This American Wild Ale pours Ina pint beer glass from a 12oz bottle a nice deep golden amber color. There is a nice white have with a decent amount of lacing, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with sourness, with grains and malts. You pick up on some faint hops in the smell as well. Now for the taste, it is really sour with earthy grains an malts. The body of the Larry's Latest Sour is a medium. This is definitely a sour brew, if you don't like sour this is not the brew for you. The mouth feel is Bold, Sour, Clean and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give this brew a 3 out of 5. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day. I would look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store, did a decent job with this brew.

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Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallbrauhaus
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of zesty orange, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Taste is grapefruit, orange, lemon with a heavy dose of tart sourness, and then yeasty and a little bitter in the finish. Sharp bite from carbonation. Very drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours murky godlen hue. Aroma is orange, orange peel. Funk. Taste is orange, orange peel. Watery at first, and then sour bitterness. Medium bodied. Dry. Sour and moderately salty. Overall, not too bad, but not at all what I expected. Wanted more sour, more bitter.

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2.92/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLoynes
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden body, largely clear, short white, minimal lacing.

S - Strong fruit, grapefruit and zest, pith and pine.

T - Follows the nose, focused on grapefruit from the hopping, over a subtle sour note, and a smidge of bitterness in the close.

M - Bright carbonation and acidity, clean finish.

O - Lovely and tasty, a restrained pleasure.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
4.58/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There seem to be more ales like this lately, but apparently Bell's has had a few of these before - this is the first I've seen from them and it is very drinkable and refreshing, almost easy drinking.

It pours a dirty yellow with just a bit of fizz. I would not expect this style to look much better. The aroma is a wild, yeasty, unique smell. The taste is not as sour as many of the style, but it gives a definite pucker. The finish is almost clean, with hints of some extra dryness beyond the tart of the taste.

Recommended.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Brewery "Larry's Latest Sour"
$7/pint @ Union Tavern, Philadelphia, PA on 14 April 2018

Notes: Slightly hazy deep golden body beneath a short head of white. The aroma offers sweet lemon, like lemonade with some orange added in. The flavor follows, not too tart, and not what I'd call sour, but noticeably tart. For a sour beer it's not mineralish at all, and the grainy malt supports the acidity and citrus flavors nicely. Light-medium in body and gently crisp and bristling on the tongue, accentuated slightly by the acidity. Overall it's a very basic, middle of the road sour, but it's also a very drinkable and refreshing middle of the road sour. I'd come back to this in the future. Well done.
Review# 5,995

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 202 ratings