Skully Barrel No. 39: Salty Lemons | Paradox Beer Company

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Skully Barrel No. 39: Salty LemonsSkully Barrel No. 39: Salty Lemons
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3.95/5
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28 Ratings
Skully Barrel No. 39: Salty LemonsSkully Barrel No. 39: Salty Lemons
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Paradox Beer Company
Colorado, United States
paradoxbeercompany.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ONovoMexicano on 07-20-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,126
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
28
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
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Photo of Sammy
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled maybe 5/17/16, had 12/27/17.

Pours a bright, somewhat hazy yellow, with a one and a half inch creamy head and a good amount of foamy lacing. Smells tart and sour at first, but that diminishes through the bottle. Aromas of lemon, white grapes, oak, light yeast, light smoke. The taste is white grapes, white wine, lemon, malt, some oak, a little ginger, light other spices, a hint of salt, some yeast. Lightly sour, a medium amount of tartness. Some hop flavor from the Sorachi hops. Smooth, a good body, well carbonated on the high side.

No doubt, the lemons are the star here, and the Sorachi Ace hops are a good addition to the grape flavor and aroma. Not very tart or sour, though. Definitely worth a purchase, but one time is enough.

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Photo of DBosco
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml Bottle
Bottle Conditioned

Poured into a chalice a very nice slightly cloudy reddish/pinkish color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger foamy/creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice small islands and sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some nice grapefruit notes, slightly oaky. The taste is very nice, malty, bitter/sour, yeasty, real nice funkyness, very nice grapefruit, with some oak. Medium body, very nice bitter/dry finish. Overall, this is a very nice brew. Definitely one of the best from them.

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Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

03/05/2017

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Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dweedlebug
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dogleg_left
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Preservered Meyer lemons and wet oak. A near gose quality with a subtle earthy funk and just a touch of salt. Finishes crisp. The true citrus sweetness of the Meyer lemon really shines bright here.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Dispenses a scantily hazed, pale yellow-hued body. No head formation.

Smell: Just as the name implies, it smells of liberally salted lemons with some backing of wheat.

Taste: Sweetish, salty as well as wheaty and winy, though has an odd vegetal, slightly corn chip backing to it. Not overly sour. Sourish, maybe souresque.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slightly creamy on the tongue.

Overall: Fell short for me.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Kelly and Paul, thanks!
Pours a hazy golden color with a decent but short lived bubbly white head. Yup salty and lemony right out of the gate or bottle if you will. Light earthy fink rounds it out nicely. Hints of light citrus, lots of lemony tart and the salt balances nicely. Pretty damn tasty salty sour beer

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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
1.97/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of smithj4
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aka salty lemons, they have done a great job with this one too and have definitely turned a corner as a brewery in terms of quality, no doubt about it. a pale beer here, lemony as can be, zesty and juicy, with a decent hop nose and some nice earthy minerals and tang from the salt, finished with a rather acidic wild yeast profile, very impressive overall, a good idea and nicely pulled off. the lemon here has a preserved quality to it, like with a little vinegar from the bacterial acidity here. the salt works really well with the lemon, two unique sensations not always found in beer gives this a very intriguing overall complexion. nice wet wood here, oaky for sure, a little pucker, some rustic bretty funk, more mature tasting on the yeast side than many of their others, but also really fresh and juicy and awesome from the lemon, which is super prominent. fine carbonation and a smooth medium body. very summery due to the lemon, lemonade elements, but interesting enough to be fun all year. stoked on the quantum leap in quality these beers have demonstrated over the last handful of releases!

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ThickNStout
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99. 2016 release. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours a hazy, pale gold with a finger and a half cap of white froth. The head dies down gradually, leaving a full crown but no lacing.

Aroma is almost as expected. Earthy lemons, sweet bread, salty sea water, wine and some funky grains. Quite interesting and different.

Tastes of earthy lemon, softly soured grain, wet oaken funk, white wine, mild earth, a little cakey bread and just a slight tinge of salt on the finish. Not quite as sour as expected from a wild ale brewed with lemon but tasty nonetheless.

Dry, medium body with fairly subdued carbonation. Aftertaste of unsweetened lemon cookies and old, wine soaked oak.

Salty Lemons is the second brew I've tried from Paradox and I'm once again impressed. It doesn't quite deliver the sour punch I was expecting but there is still plenty going on to enjoy.

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Skully Barrel No. 39: Salty Lemons from Paradox Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 28 ratings