O.T.I.S. | Strangeways Brewing

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Strangeways Brewing
Virginia, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by usfmikeb on 05-02-2014

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by upton7418:
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

A - The beer pours a light golden color that is cloudy. It feel like a cloudy golden ale. Unlike the cloudiness of a wheat beer this does not have any yeast floating throughout. Pours with a light head that dissipates quickly leaving a very small ring that leave no lacing throughout.

S - Leave a light smell of cucumber and melon. easy to tell that this is a sour by the smell.

T - Upon first taste you're hit with the sourness that mimics, to me, a citric acid minus the sweetness of the sugar fruit. I'm not disappointed but was expecting more of a sour patch kids vs the lemon/lime/grapefruit sourness. There is a light melon and cucumber flavor, which there should be, that could be easily lost. I don't get much from the base malts as most of the flavor comes from the sourness.

M - light carbonation that's nice with the sour parts of this beer.

O - This is definitely a beer for sour lovers, but if you don't like sours i would avoid it. it's not super sour but it's got a citric sour without the citrus fruit taste. def light cucumber and light melon nothing overpowering. taste like a light blonde ale done with a souring yeast and the other flavors. interesting and easy to drink but def not for you if you don't like sours.

Serving type: Bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Stolenface1
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden color, slightly hazy with short-lasting head. Aroma of pilsner malt, slight melon and cucumber, euro hops, light juniper, sour citrus. Flavor is on par with the aroma with more melon and cucumber coming through as it warms. Not a punch in the pace sour, more like sucking on a lime that has been soaked in water. Feel is light carbonation is med-high. Overall not bad, but would like it to be more sour. The Tequila BA variant is better and more complex.

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Photo of jlindros
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another awesome beer thanks to rudzud.

Decent fizzy very big bubble small head fades fairly quickly, hazy straw golden tan color.

Nose brings bright fruit, nice tangerine and little melon, some cucumber bright cucumber too, little peachy note, some doughy grainy blond notes as a base, very faint juniper note with a tangerine zest.

Taste brings more fruits, bit a musty earthy flavor like juniper earthy fruit, and some citrus zest, and some cucumber. Plenty of juicy fruit, tangerine, melon, little melon but not a ton. Some earthy gassy hops too, just a little, that offsets the grassy grainy blond malt. Plenty of zest late, with more cucumber, finishing dry and a fair bitterness, earthy bitter juniper and earthy gassy hops I think.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, little sticky on finish.

Overall very nice, light base blond that holds up, with great melon, nice tangerine and citrus, nice cucumber, and thankfully light juniper. Enjoyable and tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of uvachief
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Billed as a cucumber melon sour. Poured a golden opaque yellow with a finger of white fluffy head. Smells of cucumber, melon and a little hops. Tastes a little sour. Much like a dry white wine. Nice dinner brew. Finishes clean and sour. Not picked up sour but sour. Interesting beer. Try it. You'll like it. Definitely get cucumber and melon. Lemons make it sour.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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O.T.I.S. from Strangeways Brewing
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 58 ratings