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: 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,790
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
195
pDev:
11.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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 and grapefruit. Taste starts the same, 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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Photo of ben_tries_brews
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

Photo of Lelampp
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kds2437
3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep gold, effervescence streams from the bottom of the glass. The pour produces a finger of loose, frothy, short-lived white head which recedes to weak island cap & collar ring leaving on minor lacing behind. Aroma is acidic blend of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, tangerine & lemon wrapped around bread dough. This is a thin but very drinkable sour. Taste is mildly lactic with pineapple, grapefruit, orange & tangerine like the nose but has a bitterness that's intense for the style. There are a lot of citrus pith & rind notes in the background. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, dry but tongue clinging, prickly & lightly drawing in the aftertaste. A simple sour, tasty and drinkable. A session sour. Not the least bit intimidating. A good and highly drinkable example. PLEASE MAKE MORE!!!

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

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 195 ratings