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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.13%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
From:
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  1
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: A blend of 1, 2, and 3, year ale, in the same method as a traditional Gueuze.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

these guys are just so hit or miss for me, but this is exactly the kind of thing to hit on if you are going to hit on any of it, and thats exactly what they did. sure this doesnt taste like gueuze from belgium, but the traditional method is obvious, and the likeness to good lambic is there, there is a great maturity and funk to this beer, and its not all acid, as so many of their recent beers have been, a lot more depth and nuance to this, and its really well blended and refined overall, something to be proud of for sure! super pale in color, clearish too for what it is, barely even yellow in the glass, a short white head on it. great funk to the nose, light iodine and medicinal weirdness like good lambic has, wheaty and raw in a way too, rustic but refined, elegant even as i get into it. tons of oak, some of the more mature beer must be high in the blend here. hay and straw notes, the light herbal character of the aged hops, a newer oak complexion with some vanilla richness to it, lactic sourness is high, but also well restrained, mature brett complex as well, musty and farmy, minerals and citrus at the end, really quite well built here. for how many of their beers are kind of pedestrian to me, it is surprising and awesome how dialed in this is. if they can make a more than passable gueuze, why are some of the less process intensive beers they do so whack? in any event, this one is a winner, one of their best really. id like to try some of the other blends as well...

Jan 25, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Full of complex funk after some lemon, peach, and hay. Some leather, horse blank funk, and oak compliment these primary flavors. Doesn't have the same rustic anchor like the best belgian gueuzes, but make up for it in the sour and funky complexity. Very well crafted, a preliminary entry into the american entry for gueuzes perhaps?

Oct 05, 2018
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mothman from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle batch A. Clear yellow color.

Not very gueuze like. Lemon citrus and acidity. Very balnd compared to real gueuze. Dry. Oaky.

Didn’t want to drink much of this one.

Aug 25, 2018
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M_chav from New Mexico

4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love this beer, pours a light yellow with bubbly froth top, aromas of sweat and hay hit the nose right away, huge funk! Really dig this, intoxicating! Taste follows suit, funky golden wild ale base, hardly sour, musty love. Feel - medium body but super light, keeps you wanting to come back for more, these guys nailed it. This is something that might even get better with time, can't wait for future releases of this!

Oct 06, 2016
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 16 ratings