Gramophone
Urban Artifact

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #134
ABV:
7.9%
Score:
84
Ranked #19,198
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 6.33%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
23
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Urban Artifact
 
Ohio, United States
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Rotating
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
84
Good
Notes: Nectarine Midwest fruit tart with 3,000lbs of nectarines per 30bbl batch!

15 IBU
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Stevedore
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky golden orange body, clearly pulpy with tiny fruit particles in it. Nice mild stonefruit tartness, but otherwise smells and honestly, drinks like a mimosa, Lighter medium bodied, mild acetic acidity, pulpy finish.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. Bottom of can is stamped 'CANNED ON 09/12/19 JAZZ'.
Opaque, murky body with the color of pureed nectarines and apricots. Lots of fruit particulate in the body. Thin slightly orange colored head which disappears. No lacing, but there is a uniform sheen left on the glass.
Aroma of dull nectarine and apricot, with a more sharp lemon note.
Taste is semisweet citrus and stone fruit, with tart lemon. A flavor akin to vanilla at the end, and then an after taste of first tart lemon and then the nectarine/apricot combination.
Fuller mouth feel. Smooth texture, with some tongue burn. Supportive carbonation. No real expression of alcohol.
This beer is very refreshing and is extremely easy to drink quickly. Not overly tart or sour.

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Photo of mushroomcloud
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz canned 8-28-19, opened 11-18-19.
1" white head, short retention and settles in at a cap. Murky, hazy, opaque unfiltered apple cider color. Side of the glass is coated with fruit sugars instead of lace.
Smells like fruit skins, peach/plum/nectarine, etc...lime peel and a little hint in the nose of the sour/acidity that is coming.
Sour, tart fruit...could be an unripe peach, nectarine or any stone fruit.
Full body, low carbonation, high acidity and 7.9% is well hidden.
Good. Drinkable. One dimensional.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Of course I have been a fan of this brewer for a while. This one is a crazed fruity yeastness that works. It is the oddest yellow all cloudy.

Highly recommended. It is of course a memory now, as the last drops have been washed away.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 1/2 finger head dissolves quickly, leaving behind a radiant orange body.

S - nectarine, brown sugar, sour lime.

T - tart nectarine. Mildly sour lemon/lime, biscuit, orange. No bitterness. Low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body with appropriate carb.

O - supremely drinkable, albeit slightly one-dimensional.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thickly opaque dark orange with a thin yellow-tan blanket leaving all kinds of pureed pulp on the glass. The various densities of liquid in this beer begin to separate shortly after the pour, looking like differing levels of strata.

This has a noticeable champagne-like booze to it that makes it easily comparable to a mimosa, where floral peachy notes replace the citrus. Additional notes of sherbet and maybe even peppery lime accent a slightly toasty background. As it warms, a touch of yellow apple blends in with the peach, and it seems that maybe the boozy sharpness might actually be from malic acidity instead of alcohol, but I'm not certain.

Up front, the body is thin, but the texture becomes much thicker towards the middle before coming to a tingly semi-dry finish.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 8/28/2019. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy of white head with solid retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/sour/tart/tangy nectarines, apricot, peach, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lighter peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of nectarines, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge juicy/sour/tart/tangy nectarines, apricot, peach, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lighter peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy nectarines, apricot, peach, fruit skin/pits, lemon, lime, orange, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lighter peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of nectarines, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; with a fantastic malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering sour/tart/tangy and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/grainy, and fairly acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7.9%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited kettle sour. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of nectarines, fruity/acidic yeast, and pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth, refreshing, and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the mellowly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. Nicely soft and not overly lactic. Fantastic balance of super juicy/jammy fruit and Lacto complexity; with a great pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Mild residual sweetness with crisp acidic/tangy dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected. Love the whole Midwest fruit tart series.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Midwest Fruit Tart brewed with 3000lb of nectarines per 30 bbl batch. Poured from a can into an Urban Artifact Thoroughbred tulip. The pour is solid murk in the glass with a dingy orange color and (I'm not making this up) a slightly orange-colored head 2 fingers thick. Very good retention for a sour beer. Nectarines aren't the most aromatic fruit, but you do smell them here. I smells like a ripe nectarine that was just cut in half and placed under your nose. I get a hint of lemon juice in there too.

Medium body with a silky feel and a tart, fruity flavor. Very citrusy up front with pleasant flavors of nectarines and lemon zest. Very tart without being too aggressively sour. All that fruit carries through the finish and you get lingering flavors of nectarine, apricot, and zest. I find it interesting that the brewer didn't use any vanilla in this (as they tend to do with many of their MFTs). It's delicious, but doesn't quite match up to Fire Iron in my mind. There's something about the banana in that beer that just makes it utterly unique.

I can't figure out why so many of my friends just don't like Urban Artifact's beers. I'm starting to think that maybe there's something wrong with them (my friends, not the beers).

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Gramophone from Urban Artifact
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 23 ratings