Eeek! | Off Color Brewing

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4.07/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Off Color Brewing
Illinois, United States
offcolorbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emerge077 on 08-14-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
42
pDev:
5.41%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of DougT
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It has a light straw yellow color with a slight hazy and some fine sedimentation. There was a small fizzy white head that faded out almost instantly. The aroma hit my nose as soon as I popped the cap on the bottle. Right away I was getting sour and tangy tart notes. In the glass I get more sour lemon and sour cereal grain notes. The flavor matches its aroma perfectly. There is a big astringent tartness and sourness right up front with notes of fresh squeezed lemon light cereal grain, sour dough bread and then it finishes with a snappy dry tartness. The feel is light and fizzy much like Miller High Life.

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Photo of eppie82
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018. Draft at Off-Color Mouse trap. Medium sourness with some lemon citrus flavors.

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Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-draught @ Off Color Mousetrap.

Acidic, sour, refreshing, twangy.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Stevedore
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, served in a teku. Cloudy golden yellow straw body, one and half finger thick white head, good retention, bit of lacing. Smell is dry rice, slightly toasted grain, moderately citrus acetic acidity with a touch of lactic bite, light straw. In the back of my mind (and before I looked up the origin of this beer), I wondered if I was smelling an AAL. It has that light toasted grainy rice aroma to it. But of course, it is tart and lemony. Even more so on the palate; it's a bright wild ale with good lemon tartness, light citrus, touch of toasted grain, bright citrusy acetic acid. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, soft and very refreshing. Now that I've read about what they did to make this beer, I'm even more amazed at how they pulled this one off. Well done, delicious and bright wild beer.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Translucent golden yellow. There was a crisp white head that dissipated quickly. No activity.

Smell: Tart and funk on the nose. Lemon grass, yuzu, gravel, corn sweetness, cereal grains, dried flowers, and crackery malt.

Taste: Tart funky citrus peel on the attack. Notes of yuzu, preserved lemon, and white nectarine. The a body of bright acidity and funky hay notes come forward. Within the body is a thin cracker malt with some corn notes. The finish is tart and clean with a sharp salinity and a wet gravel finish.

Feel: Bright and effervescent. Drinks clean. Bright bubbly carbonation. Medium acidity that is dialed in. No alcohol is present.

Overall: A unique experiment that really paid off. A bright and complex brew that goes down smooth while intriguing the palate.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coz
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.44/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaxmanRick
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, 2016 release, poured into an Off Color Cervoise. Enjoyed on 2.9.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a bright color, corn and straw hues, hazy with a finger of white head, fizzy and crackling with no retention nor lace. The aroma is good, nice buggy funk, lemon zest, a touch of corn, light pale grains, mineral water, pretty simple, but bright, with perhaps a touch of floral notes as it warms. The flavors echo the nose, good expression of the wild cultures, tart pale grain, citrusy with some wildflower as well, almost a touch of berry fruit in there hiding. Simple, straightforward and definitely culture driven flavors, but again, delicate and refreshing. The mouthfeel is good, light, prickly carbonation that is very lively and crisp with a tart and dry finish.

Verdict: An interesting, but rewarding and enjoyable wild ale from Off Color. The High Life presence is certainly there with the corn like adjuncty flavors but the house cultures that Off Color shows off are also well done and shine in their own way. A very interesting merge of two completely contrasting styles, but a successful Frankenstein Monster.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, no dating that I could find on it. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with about an inch white head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing at all. The brew smells like apricot, hay, green apple and grainy malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of white grape, lemon and peppery spice flavors. Good amount of tartness! Mouthfeel/body is light, it's crisp and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good, enjoyable brew. Glad I got to try this one. $19.99 a bottle.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kidzord
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ligh n effervescent, tasty

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