Lil' Miss Sour
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company

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From:
Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
 
Mississippi, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #747
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,713
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
17
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 14, 2023
Added:
Jul 15, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  3
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: This unique blend is soured with our house blend and followed up with a clean ale fermentation. Heavy on the wheat, you'll find a soft and delicate mouthfeel. The addition of the tangerine to the fermentation tanks brings out the tartness of the lactic while keeping the beer dry and refreshing.
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Rated: 3.51 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jan 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.02 by Private_Biscuit from Alabama

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 FL OZ can
Served in a nonic pint glass

This beer pours a brilliant pale yellow hue. it is topped with a fleeting head.

I smell briny, tart tangerine.

It has an excellent tartness. I taste salt and orange. Light orange flavor.

Light bodied with a thin and dry mouthfeel

This thing goes down very easy. I can see this being a great beer to drink all day on a hot day in MS. Nothing over the top which makes it a perfect session beer.
Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky, hazy golden color. 1 finger white head. Not the best retention.
Lots of tangerine on the nose.
Tart tangerine on the flavor. Not too sour.
Crisp clean body. to this beer.
A decent sour from the "deep south"
Mar 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by robotic_being from Florida

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Aug 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jul 10, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Slight hazy bright yellow in color with just a slight layer of lace that fades to a mild ring.
S - Smell the slight vinegar mixed with tangerine and peel sourness. Edge is kind of taken off with the wheat but its pungent.
T - Interesting taste doesn't scream sour but you can taste the wheat and fruit which compliment each other perfectly. As a fruit beer it is tasty!
M - My only complaint it does feel a bit watery but it is rather smooth. Maybe fault of a bit under carbonated?
Overall as a fruit beer I love it but as a sour its just OK. Goes pretty well with spicy food.
Feb 12, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sassy, racy, zesty and sprite, Chandeleur Island Brewing sets out to show that island life is more than just light lagers with a wedge of lime. Their sour, citrusy and vibrant ale proves to be a thirst quencher to contend with the most sunny of days while pairing quite well with flip-flops.

Pouring a hazy light gold and crowning with a creamy eggshell froth, Lil' Miss Sour shows off her sass with a tantalizing scent of orange, grapefruit, tropical an herbal scents. Nearly perfumy to the nose, the beer open up to the palate with a creamy wheat sweetness that's redolent of taffy, pastry and sourdough.

As the fruit flavors rise to meet the level of malt, its lead by the tangerine additions with a generous, branch-ripe character. An accessorizing taste from hops allow for a grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, papaya melange to support the tangerines. Spicy, herbal and sharp in its late palate, the bitterness comes way of sassafras, verbena, green tea and lemongrass.

Medium light in body, the equal parts of sourness and bitterness resonates with a grapefruit heavy tropical punch flavor with suggestions of sangria playing closely behind. A return of sourdough returns the taste to the wheat beer side of sour for a creamy aftertaste to support the fleeting acidity.
Jan 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by KensWorld from Florida

Dec 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Dec 04, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/11/2019. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with solid retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. No glass lacing, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy tangerines, citrus peel/zest, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of tangerines, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy tangerines, citrus peel/zest, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; light spiciness, and zesty bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy tangerines, citrus peel/zest, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of tangerines, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tag/tartness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and fairly acidic/tangy/zesty mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited kettle sour. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of tangerines, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Fantastic soft feel for the style, and mellowly lactic. Awesome balanced juicy/vibrant tangerines and Lacto complexity; with a great pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity for the ABV. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected. Just as impressive as their other sours.
Sep 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Australia

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
CAN: 12 fl oz format with a white and orange label. Pull-tab. $2.15 USD plus tax per single from a beer store in Metairie, LA.

6% ABV per their website. https://chandeleurbrew.com/p/beers

B- / WORTHY
Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Traded for this a while ago but since this can is undated, I have no idea where and when that transaction happened! Not terribly funky or heavy for a beer of this type, the tangerine took a lot of the bite and edge off of this as it felt as much as a Sour Ale as it did an American Wild Ale!

Quite a lively pour to this as the tangerine-hued beer was bright enough and topped off with plenty of bubbly, loud head that receded like sea foam. No lacing left on the side of my pint glass as this beer was quite thin in consistency. Not a lot of sediment left here either as this felt like a wine spritzer, or the like. Lots of sharp tangerine and citrus in the nose and this smelled quite bright with a bit of wild, yeasty funk underneath that. Balanced with basic malt, a strong sense of pineapple juice took hold of me as this warmed up. Felt a bit like a Radler, especially during the last few sips when this finally went down...

The alcohol was nicely hidden here as the effervescence lingered longer than anything else. This may be seen as one-dimensional by some but it was a welcome break from heavier beers that felt like carbonated juice or Orangina. Worth a go once for a calm change of pace!
Apr 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Maillard from Ohio

Feb 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Oct 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by harpus from Alabama

Aug 19, 2018
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had poured from 12-oz. can into tulip. Except that its appearance is bright gold, Lil’ Miss Sour (note the apostrophe) bears a strong resemblance to a very dry cider.
Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by animal69 from Louisiana

Jul 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance is a slightly hazy medium gold color with small white cap.

Aroma of ripe tangerine with a biscuity malt backing.

Flavor on entry is not as tart as I expected, more a restrained tartness, followed by a mild white bread, biscuit taste that is nicely counterpointed by a slightly sweet yet mildly sharp tangerine essence.

Mild to medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A good deal more drinkable than I expected, this one is far less tart and sour than it's sibling versions flavored with pineapple or mango. Tart enough to notice that first and just sour enough to make things interesting. Very summer time and relaxing, something that reminds you of an afternoon on the beach though you may be many miles away.
May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Dec 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by godawgs from Louisiana

Dec 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.06 by hazedandconfused13 from Mississippi

Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jul 26, 2017
Lil' Miss Sour from Chandeleur Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 26 ratings