Southerly Love | Creature Comforts

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Brewed by:
Creature Comforts
Georgia, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 126
Photo of Roguer
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale lemon yellow brew, nearly transparent. Pours a predictably large snow white head with OK retention, fading before long to a pale reminder of what how it began its brief life. Lively.

Dusty and musty nose, along with straw and tart lemony notes. Light honey and bread. Lightly sour and vinegary, floral.

Flavor about matches what you expect given the nose: lightly sweet, tart, a touch sour. The Brett adds a musty character, rounding out the profile overall and giving it more depth without taking over. Champagne-like up front, with pears and apples; surprisingly sweet peach and guava notes on the second half.

Lively on the palate, crisp with a short finish.

A very fruity, lively, refreshing brew. Very enjoyable. More of a hoppy tart saison than an American Wild Ale.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, green session. Aroma has some stinky brett, damp cellar and fermented hay. Taste is tart, lemony and funky with some barn notes.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

about as good as the hoppy low abv wild beers can get, a collaboration with 7th sun, and a beer they must have brewed again, as the artwork on our bottle is totally different than the one pictured here. pale golden beer, not hazy at all until the final third of the bottle is poured. it pushes up well over an inch of creamy pure white head, and shows a lot of carbonation. smells like wet lawn, fresh cut, a hoppy thing, but not the citrus complexion we are used to, more subtle, old world, earthy, but wetter and fresher than we usually see, i wonder which varietals they have used here. the brett has a light fruitiness about it, a good mature funk, and the beer presents itself as mighty dry and clean, at least in the nose, not much going on with the malt from what i can gather there. the taste is exceptional, super balanced, really funky, hop driven despite being wild. the hops are light and delicate though too, really sensational, maybe saaz in here, among others, i get that grass and lime mix. subtle tartness, but this is more bretty than sour, with a real farmy rustic complexion, although clean like a good belgian in the finish. enormously carbonated and crackling dry in the finish. this is desert island beer for me, the kind of thing i could drink forever, be refreshed and satisfied, satiated in my need for hops, interesting yeast, and quality craftsmanship. it has all the elements. great beer here, creature comforts has impressed me across the board so far, but this is one of their best in my experience. cant get enough!

edit: future batches have been equally impressive despite mixing up the hops. one of the best in its class right here!

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No label information. Brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale brewed with Brettanomyces, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Available in limited run 750ml. bottles and on limited draft. Collaborative beer between Creature Comforts and 7venth Sun Brewing.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of a cream white color over a moderately hazy medium amber body with moderate levels of carbonation. Retention is average and there is no visible lacing. 3

(Smell) Hoppy nose forward with tones of acidic lemon and grapefruit citrus juices, some gentle pine and light tropical fruit undertones, with moderate brettanomyces impact generating some soft lactic and funk tones. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Souring lactic and acidic tanginess forward with very light funk and high cleanliness, giving way to a clean, simple and smooth crystal malt body with a lightly hopped bright citrus finish with a modest bitterness. All-in-all, the beer's flavor has gracefully developed into a graceful, light-bodied sour with the hops a subtle but appreciated compliment. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly oily, clean, medium dry. Carbonation is modest, generating a mild frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is slightly acidic and lactic sour over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) Overall a very solid and highly drinkable sour ale with a high cleanliness and subtle malt build, letting the Brettanomyces sourness and hop profile shine. Although about 2 years time has mellowed the hop profile significantly, the lightness of the body allows these subtleties to be easily noticed still. A very nice level of developed sourness and highly drinkable, there may not be much malt or even Brett complexity to this beer but it is an enjoyable sipping ale with impact of flavor in all the right places. 4

Creature Comforts'
Southerly Love (With 7venth Sun Brewing)

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Photo of llherron
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Dark, Yellow, with nice Foam
Smell: Slight bit of Funk mixed with a citrusy hoppy character
Taste: Sour but not overpowering allowing hops to come through; balanced with the Brett Funk
Feel: Medium body
Overall: Epic Beer for the style-extremely well balanced

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Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy yellow-orange pour, with a healthy cap of white head. Fruit aroma, some bretty funk, and grassy hops notes. Fairly juicy on the palate, citrusy and a little tropical, light tartness, earthy and grassy hops. Body was medium, mouthfeel on the sticky side. Decent overall.

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Photo of brewmastercat
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look - Brett, bottle didn't gush, a plus. Looks a golden tropical mango color with a powder white head
Smell - Smells fuckin' great. Grassy, tropical, restrained brett plastic,
Taste - Expecting junk, but it is heavenly nectar. Bitter, superfruit, tart, sweet and tropical, subdued brett.
Feel - Soft, but hard malt bill, a nice middle ground. Carb could be more, but it's still really great.
Overall - This beer is phenomenal, if you see one, don't think twice. Great presence of yeast/bugs, hops and malt. A stand out among standouts.

This beer can woo any De Garde, SARA, HF and Rare Barrel fans. Elegantly displays all ingredients.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Medium white head and thin collar.

Smell - Hoppy. Tropical fruit. Brett is strong.

Taste - Brett earthiness right up front. Citrus hops. Becomes tropical and sweet. Mild tartness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light and pretty crisp. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Impressive. I've quite enjoyed all the beers I've tried from this brewery.

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Photo of chinchill
3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Shared bottle at RBWG-2015.

Milder and less funky than many other wild ales, but still too funky for me. Good level of tart.

O: Good for style but not my style.

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Photo of CreatureChris
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is an unreal Collaboration. It has chnaged a lot over the year, amazing how much the brett has held up the hop character, but neat to see the brett taking on more of a role va the hops now. Henrly tart, a bit of funk, nice hops, and just damn good drinking experience.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best smelling beers I've ever had in a while; a tropical fruit punch with just enough dankness to keep it from being cloying. Mango, pineapple, guava, and passionfruit.

A brewery I'm certainly keeping an eye on!

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A mighty fine beer, and one that will just improve with age. The Brett just adds a wee tang right now, but eventually should nicely sour and funk up and add a whole 'nother dimension here to the fruit and hops. Opens with mango and tangerine aromas, with a whiff of lemon. The pour is nice, and with good clarity, bit with a head that quickly fades. The flavor are excellent. Right now you get the citrus from the Simcoe and Amarillo hops, a nice touch of fresh bitterness, a blast of apricot and tangerine, and slight touch of pine and even the barest funk on the back end (straw and horse blanket). I really think this brewery is going places- our own backyard Russian River eventually.

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Photo of Shaw
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to my friend Chris for bringing this back from Athens, Georgia. He didn't realize it was a collaboration with Seventh Sun out of Dunedin.

Pours a hazy golden in color with a bright white head that reduces to a ring in my tulip glass.

Nice tart aroma of grapefruit and guava with some funk.

Delightfully tart, but not overly so, with flavors of grapefruit rind and other citrus flavors. Dry. Hints of earthy funk, but restrained.

Smooth body.

Overall an excellent beer; a must-have for tart/sour fans.

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Photo of TheStoutKing
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Have had this several times already and it is one of the best beers that I have had the pleasure of enjoying in 2014. Terrific balance between the both the sour and hop notes, very clean on the palate and just a superbly made beer.

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Photo of dawgontap
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Not overly sour. I know it doesn't have oranges, but I think it tastes similar to Clementine oranges. Very way you think it's over 6% abv.

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Photo of Zach136
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a small cap but excellent lacing.

Aroma: Rich pineapple, guava, and funk. I'm guessing some combo of the hops and brett. Hint of lactic tartness, as well. Grain is pretty understated.

Flavor: More of the same from the nose. Mild citrusy acidity gives way to tropical fruit and funky hay.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, with a smooth dissipating finish.

Overall: Almost like a baby La Terroir. A great brew and one of the better wild brews ever brewed in Georgia.

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Photo of chefmikeanderson
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%

I'm real excited about this new brewery! By far the best wild/sour that has come out of Georgia. First smell comes off with a touch of bright refreshing lactic sour tone with a delightful hop floral tone. Reminds me a bit of a Geuze thats dry hopped. The taste is super crisp and highly quaffable. This bottle has no chance of not being drank. All in all, a crisp sour thats not a throat destroyer, great funk earthy tone from the brett, nice back tone of citrus and the dry hop floral notes in the end puts it over the top for me.

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Southerly Love from Creature Comforts
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 126 ratings