Bel Air Sour | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.91/5
Very Good
265 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lead by our James Beard Award-winning Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, our brewers put their collective minds together to conjure up one tasty magic trick—a thrilling jolt of tartness up front opens onto a riot of tropical fruit, courtesy of our lacto, our ale yeast, and a generous helping of Amarillo dry-hopping. Soft barley and wheat malts keep things dry and refreshing, and the whole thing comes together to close with a fine dry finish. Brooklyn Bel Air Sour is racy and maybe even a little bit dangerous, but also effortlessly cool, breezy, and undeniably compelling.

Malts: American 2-row, Pale Wheat malt
Additions: Lactobacillus
Hops: Challenger, Perle, Mosaic, Amarillo
Yeast: Our House Ale Yeast
Original Gravity: 13° Plato

Added by HattedClassic on 03-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,507
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
265
pDev:
9.21%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
83
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of AyatollahGold
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickles
3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Didnt know what to expect as this was my first sour beer. Initial whiffs gave way to strong citrus and hops. Mostly grapefruits. Reminded me of many an IPA. Not quite as abrasive however. Has a bitter fruity forefront with a crisp spicy finish. This drink is rather light bodied so this would be an easy session beer.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew is a hazy gold color....not much of a head. The aroma is clean with a bit of fruit. Some yeast and a tart aroma. The taste is dry with a lot of pucker. Flavorful. Not a bad sour.

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Photo of flek
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beejay
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A pale yellow in color with a nice soft white head.

S: Stone fruit, and a touch of tartness. Lightly acidic with perhaps just a touch of earthy funk.

T: Stone fruit, I am getting lot of peach and apricot with a bit of citrus as well.. like grapefruit zest. Nice tartness with a hint of funk in there as well.

M: Medium light in body with plenty of carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

O: Overall a pretty good brew.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pzrc99
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy gold with decent head and lots of lacing. Sour lacto smell with some lemon. Taste is more tropical fruit, especially papaya, with a bit of pine. Quite tart. Very little bitterness.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mariahhu
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy orange gold color,medium carbonation with a slightly thin body. Aroma was a sour/funk followed by citrus and lemon peel
Taste follows the aroma,very sour and dry. The strong funk mixed with sour was a little too much for me,fist enjoy it very much

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Photo of Chilmer
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ledouge
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griphon
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is fruit, mild tropical fruit and dank/slightly skunky. The flavor is fruit/candy, malts, tropical fruit and a slightly sugary/very tart/dry finish.

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Photo of AmitC
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bel Air Sour from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 265 ratings