WiLD Sour Series: Synchopathic

WiLD Sour Series: SynchopathicWiLD Sour Series: Synchopathic
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American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,389
Ranked #15,475
3.89 | pDev: 12.08%
Illinois, United States
Very Good
WiLD Sour Series: SynchopathicWiLD Sour Series: Synchopathic
Notes: Synchopathic is the combination of a refreshingly tart and acidic sour ale with robust-citrusy, fruity & floral dry-hops one would otherwise find in a pale ale, with aromas and flavors reminiscent of grapefruit, orange, lemon, tangerine, pineapple and hints of pine, giving way to a biscuity-crackery malt backbone, low bitterness and dry finish to bring it all in synch. Cheers.
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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 149
Photo of Beaver13
2.77/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours clear straw gold with a fizzy white head that retains fairly well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is tart lactic fruity sour with a little hop.

The flavor is super tart mouth-puckering lactic sour with some fruit and a little bit of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a bit tough to drink with all the lactic sourness.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours a clear wheat golden, some particles of sediment visible, with two inches of coarse, fluffy white head. Head dissipates to suds.

Smells of green apple, vinegar, lactic acid, and a light cracker malt undertone.

Tastes of very sour green apple, lemon juice, a hint of brine, and a cracker malt base.

Light body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

My second in this series, and the trend so far is that these are VERY tart. Probably the most sour beer I've had next to the last one from Destihl. If that's your thing, then these are among the better gose-like sours you'll find anywhere. This one has a unique briny quality to the taste.

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Photo of LAp
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What an odd beer. As with the other beers in the Wild Sour Series, this beer has a strongly fabricated feel (though unlike most beers with such an artificial taste, Destihl has made some compelling brews with their experimentation, though ones I doubt will stand the test of time). Pours a standard deep straw. The nose is sharply sour, with few specific flavors than can be pinned down. The palate tastes like clean kettle sour, with a touch of watermelon or green apple, then immediately punches you in the mouth with a strong Warhead-sour note, more puckering than any beer I've tried. This beer is a liquid Warhead. That makes for a great tasting beer, but not one to which I would continually return.

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Photo of TheSSG
4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge, soapy white head. Sour with citrus peel in the nose. Crystal clear, golden color. Starts extremely sour with big notes of citrus. Peaks in sourness as the citrus flavor swells. Finish has delicious, smooth, biscuity malt with refreshing citrus lingering over it.

This is really, really amazing. It's like an orange-lime hybrid was created. Excellently tart, refreshingly citric, and great maltiness.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours clean medium golden color with thin fizzy white head that fades quickly, little lacing. Light tart fruit aroma. This one is sour, on the verge of puckering, sour apple dominates with some other fruity notes in the background. A little sweetness comes in at the very end with grassy hops. Very dry crisp finish.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a can into a glass. Pours a clear straw color with a one finger head that leaves minimal lacing. It maintains good carbonation through the end. Nose of sour lactose with a brief illusion of fruit based sweetness. Taste follows the nose with a very tart, grassy body. It tastes like a green apple warhead. I like sour and it made me cringe just a touch. Light body and medium-high carbonation. The sourness hides any semblance of alcohol or aftertastes.
I knew Destihl meant sour when they advertise sour, but that was strong. Very lactic and acidic. It was a sipper due to the sour level. The can claimed it was dry hopped but I didn't get any hops. Fans of extreme sour would like this, but this is more of an acquired taste and probably not for everybody.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not sure about this one, its a weird one, but this whole series has been, so its not unexpected. lots of body, lots of frothing tan head, it smells incredibly sour, almost too much, hot lacto, burning before i even taste it. harsh acidity on the first sip, sharp vinegar and tannins, some fruitiness to it, but even that is a little harsh, like super sour little limes or something in there. some grain weight to it though, which i think is critical to keep this from being undrinkably sour, but its close even with some body. the flavor is interesting though, maybe more than just a crazy lactic souring, there seem to be some layers in here, but after just a couple of sips the taste buds feel burned off of my tongue and the enamel feels seared off of my teeth, so its hard to appreciate this one in any meaningful quantity. i thought the same thing about their canned flanders red in this series, just too sour to be able to appreciate it the right way. i think this will have its share of fans, and the apricot edition makes it a little more mild, but this is definitely for the fans of the warhead sours, not the subtle stuff. pretty gnarly brew, not their best work in my opinion...

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Photo of Tone
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus, strong bacterial funk, pale malt, wheat, hint of alcohol, and floral notes. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There is also a distinct tartness and dryness. Tastes of citrus, strong bacterial funk, hops, pale malt, wheat, hint of alcohol, and floral notes. Overall, very pungent, tart, and sharp.

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Photo of bnes09
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden yellow. Pure absence of head. Strong acetic and white grape aroma. Flavor follows. Minimal funk. Mainly white grape and vinegar. Light, dry body. High carbonation. Good brew, especially if you want a light and dry sour.

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WiLD Sour Series: Synchopathic from DESTIHL Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 149 ratings