Sour Black | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Sour BlackSour Black

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by xnicknj on 07-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had 6/28/13 in a bomber after aging for around 1.5 years. Pitch black. No light when held up to a light. Smooth feel in the mouth. Name is no joke. It is super sour, and a good taste if you are into that kind of thing. Personally, I'm not, but it was still good for a sour. Honestly, my expectations weren't too high since I'm not a huge fan of the style. My biggest complaint is that it's so sour, it really kills all the other flavors I know are in there. Price was pretty steep from what I remember. I would drink it again, but only one glass and not if I paid for it. I would definitely suggest if you're into the wild ales or lambics.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.08/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with a huge airy off-white foam that fades into just a ring.

A little bit of roastiness in the aroma and a ton of brett with some vinous notes.

I get a bit of roasted malts here, but if I were blindfolded would not guessed this was "black". Lots of brett, a bit of lemon. Really not a whole lot here.

Dry light to medium bodied with excessive carbonation. Combined with the lack of flavor, it's like seltzer.

Not really bad per se, just kind of...nothing. Little flavor, too much carbonation. I'll pass on seeking this one out again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Inch tall light mocha head on a black bodied beer. Leaves good lacing for a sour.

Acidic nose, slight fruit. Enjoying the aroma.

Not a lot of complexity but still enjoyable. Tart. 4.5 on the sour scale.

A little on the over carbonated side but a minor complaint. Medium mouthfeel.

Solid albeit not a standout sour. Everyone liked it, thanks for the trade PAbeerdude!

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3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into tulip. Thanks StormKing47!

A: Huge gusher! Had to mop up a great deal of this beer. Pours a near black cola color with a really fizzy short lived light tan head that faded into a thin collar. Some sediment was left floating around my glass.
S: Notes of lightly tart red fruits on the nose with dry barrel, and a hint of raspberry, caramel, and acid.
T: Mild acidic bite, dry woody finish, hint of caramel and chocolate, red fruits, berries, gritty oak tannins, andslight vanilla. Finish is quick and easy and the aftertaste contains flavors of cranberry, faint lemon, and faint roast.
M: Medium-thin body, smooth mouthfeel, dry with an acidic bite, low smooth fluffy carb.
O: Enjoyable and nothing really off putting or obviously wrong, but definitely not a wow beer. Good flavors, albeit a bit lack luster, but light and easy to drink. Thanks again, Josh!

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Sour Black from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 174 ratings