OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)

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American Wild Ale
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4.26 | pDev: 2.58%
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Connecticut, United States
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This one smells like a dry citrus funk, gin botanicals, brine, lemon, and white wine.

OEC seems to do really well with stuff in gin barrels, and I'm here for it. There's a dry and berry-like spice, juniper, lemon zest, orange, pineapple, grassy funk, white grape, and some floral character.

This is light bodied, and very clean, with a mild and soft sourness. It's quite drinkable.

It's hard to not find gin barrel-aged hoppy sours in cans a fun prospect. I like this a lot.

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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No canning date (released 12/14/19, so presumably canned within a few days of that date)

Pours a slightly hazed lemon yellow body capped with barely a ½ finger of fluffy ivory white foam forms for mere seconds before receding back to a splotchy veiled cap, moderate foamy collar, and a sporadic spread of thick, webby lacing.

Aroma opens with sharp, nearly acidic lemon with an extended punch of lactic acid as an interlude of roots, stems, and vegetable garden shrubbery sees the character ascending to a brilliant sort of medicinal tartness; dirt and musty cellar come through on the back end of the bouquet over time, as does a distinct whiff of peppery gin and wet oak.

Taste is blunt with lemon balm and lactic funk upfront, though a subtly tropical undertone does develop slowly as herbal hops begin to touch the back end of the profile; spent orange peel and thick pulp break through and linger with a mineral quality through the finish.

Mouthfeel presents a light, oily body with low-moderate carbonation virtually inconsequential as a deepening acidity and a tartness on the higher side almost immediately grip the tongue; moistens to a mildly wet texture as the acidity both progressively softens and coats the mouth on the finish for an ultimately (and maybe surprisingly) well-tempered swallow.

Another understated yet impressive showcase of funk from OEC yields a quiet marriage of lacto funk and herbaceous hops propped up by an aggressive lemony acidity employed for its more refreshing, rather than intimidating, qualities.

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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Can pours into a becher with a very slightly cloudy, very pale golden body and a half finger foam layer at the top. The head has fair retention and a silky ring remains at the edges. Lacing rare.

S- Opens up with a wonderfully strong bouquet of intense lactic acid, strong lemon zest/oil, musty funk, straw and a fair dose of Citra hops that compliment the sourness well. Sour citrus and stone fruits as a general summary here.

T- The most interesting thing for me here is how the lactic acid and the lemons the beer is aged on differentiate from each other in what is an intense flavor profile with a strong sourness. You get fresh zesty lemon notes as well as the strong lactic yogurty acid from the bugs as well as the distinct lemon tartness. The funk and the hops aren't lost as the beer also brings musty vinous grapes, cherry pie, slight barnyard, mineral water, ;ime and tart stone fruit notes.

MF- Light bodied but it suits the very bright flavors just fine and the beer overall is rather refreshing considering how intense it is. Carbonation at a medium level and the texture is frothy.

Gotta say OEC has some great flora and sour character even in their brews that come in unassuming cans, lots of sourness and plenty deep funk. You get a lot out of the ferment, the lemons and the hops, nice balance.

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