Whiskers On Kittens | D9 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
D9 Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
d9brewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by conoraugustine on 08-23-2015

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Ranking:
#5,311
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
58
pDev:
7.54%
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am CANtinuing New G7, I mean, D9, New Beer Summit, I mean, Sunday (Weak, I mean, Week 694) with this beer. It's going to be yuge!

From the bottle: "A blonde sour ale made with a few of our favorite things. Sweet, floral and exploding with sour flavor, this ancient ale was made born in Venlo, named in Düsseldorf, adopted by Vienna and reenvissioned by our brewers to capture to essence of Austria. Bold, crisp and majestic as the Alps, this wild sour ale sings upon the hilltops."

I Pop!ped the cap & started a slow, gentle pour since I have no idea what to expect from these Wild beers! I love getting wild, but at this hour, with a workday looming, nah. Once properly decanted, an in-glass swirl raised the briefest finger of fizzy, tawny head yet before fading to wisps, leaving no trace of its presence. Say, is there actual cat in this beer? Color was unquestionably solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Meow! 8=O I will be up front & say that as a hophead with GIRD, this is usually NOT my cuppa, but the nose was citrusy and even honey-like & I perked up like a cat when the CAN opener starts. Meow! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond, either. The laser-quick effect of the claws on this was downright startling! Meow! It shot right into the back of my mouth as if a mouse were cowering back there & then unleashed on the hinges of my jaw, making my ears ring in agonized response. Oh, my, Whiskers! Be a nice kitty, whydoncha? Meow! No pucker, so this was not tart in any way, shape or form. Just sour. Whew. I am stunned that it goes at such a relatively low price point! I have had others of this ilk that made me regret my outlay, but here, I was down with it. The tastes ranged from melon/cantaloupe to lemon/grapefruit to vinegar to that sour smell that ashtrays used to give off the following morning as I chewed my arm off to quietly escape, deep in the throes of regret. Well, YMMV. Finish was gaspingly dry. Gack! Meow! I need some water & my inhaler. Y'know, I actually enjoy this sort of abuse.

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Photo of bsager1
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dribblespit
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a sour worth it's salt! Belgian ales are very nice but it's even better when it's brewed less than 10 miles from my house!
Very nice bite and tartness from this sour. Love the Whiskers name since we are cat (and dog) people.
Tart apple, vinegar, sweet tarts. The sour ones.

Really good to have access to this take on a European Classic! $13 a four pack seemed a bit steep till I got it home.

Best tasting on the colder side of room temperature.

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Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lebriarjr
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerthulhu
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

- Blonde Sour Ale in Duvel glass. Titratable acidity = 825 mg/l. With tamed Micro-flora. Never Kettled.

A: A pristine bright orange, has a varied quick release of macro-bubbles. A sudsy, bread white head dissipates quickly by style, to a polished surface offering no window dressing.

S: Lightly tart oranges, with a fresh field of micro-floral scents. Clean with some lemon sourness, gentle strength, wish it had a bit more umph.

T: Big sourness of tart oranges and lemons gives some sour citrus of a generous proportions making up for a rather soft aromatic sense. Strong acidity, some sour fruitiness of white grapes and sour pineapple tropical highlights. Crisp palate with some saffron honey and micro floral wild yeastiness is very smooth.

M: Very crisp with a good bite and snap to it. Razor sharpness around the tongue with an active and bubbly coating on the tongue. Medium body, oily slick feel. Pucker up.

O: After a soft aromatic entry, the flavor did not disappoint with a big sourness factor on the open that made your eyes open, or squint, for that matter. Very good drink-ability, you will want to take your time with this one. Firm crispness and sourness by style, savor to the last sip.

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Photo of A1qualitybrews
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From growler fill. Exceptional sour. More on the sweet side. Exceptional sour!

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Photo of Duffman79
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bad_Attitude_Brews
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TastyBeverage
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crewfan1952
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Radome
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted on tap in a snifter at the Pour Taproom in Charleston, SC. Nice burnished golden color with just a hint of haze. Decent head and tasting. Delicious aroma of green apple is tart but there is a cotton candy sweetness as well. The flavors are of fruit and low malt with a dominant (but not harsh) sourness. The sweetness from the aroma is not in the flavor. Silky carbonation and slight alcohol presence. This is a wonderful, nuanced wild ale, among the best I've had in the US or Belgium.

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Photo of MericanToast
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nuggetlover
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall very nice sour. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a flute. Bright, clear gold color on first pour followed by more hazy dull gold on other pours. Kind of a jolly rancher apple sourness and tartness dominate both the aroma and flavor. The main fruit is apple with maybe some citrus. The tartness/sourness is very pronounced, but not over the top. This is a very drinkable sour ale. Mouthfeel is rich and tart. Still goes down easily and is very refreshing. I would seek this one out again.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Whiskers On Kittens from D9 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 58 ratings