Sour Blend #1
The BottleHouse Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
7.3%
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Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
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The BottleHouse Brewing Company
 
Ohio, United States
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Fall
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Photo of brentk56
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives auburn colored with a thin head that fades to a collar; no lacing

Smell: Tart green apple and currant with underlying caramel tones

Taste: Starts our very tart, with the green apple and currant flavors buttressed by caramel; oaky, funky and herbal through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with hardly any carbonation

Overall: Another unusual sour but again, I enjoyed it; clearly a brewery that is heading in its own direction

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Photo of Sourgod
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The label says this oud bruin is part of their 4 blended barrels series. I guess that means they blended 4 barrels? Whatever they did it was done really well. The barrel doesn't contribute much oak flavor which is a good thing. Brett, malt and latic acid create a rich aroma. Great mouth feel and suprisingly solid lacing. Multi dimensional flavor profile with barnyard funk and medium high acidity. A well balanced sour that only blending can achieve. Available on draft (for now) and in 500ml bottles. Drank one and cellared 2!

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Photo of neenerzig
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 500 ml bottle of this at the brewery recently. poured into one of my tulip glasses, this beer is a very dark, clear amber/ruby color with a slightly off-white head that's about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured that sets quickly to a film layer of surface coating foam, a fairly thick ring lining the inside of the glass, and decent lacing. Aromas of some bready, grainy malts along with green apple tart funk and barnyard must along with hints of brown sugar and a bit of oak. The taste is pretty much the same, with some bready, grainy, slightly toasted malts that gives way to green apple sour tart and some barnyard funky must and hints of oak. Next up are some brown sugar notes and a hint of molasses that adds a nice sweetness. No discernible hops here, which is not at all unusual for this style. A really nice flavor profile overall here that's made unique for this style of beer with the brown sugar and molasses notes. Has a crisp, yet somewhat smooth and frothy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. I do think a little bit of a fuller body/mouthfeel could improve this beer overall. Has a clean finish and somewhat dry aftertaste. A pretty good beer overall and unique take on the style.

Eric

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Sour Blend #1 from The BottleHouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 3 ratings