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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #418
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,935
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 6.13%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
32
From:
Highland Park Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  7
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: This sour blond ale is aged with a mix of yeast and bacteria (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, Saccharomyces, and Brettanomyces) in neutral French oak barrels and then has organic Masumoto family farm nectarines added at about 2 lbs. per gallon. This beer brings a nice barnyard funkiness to balance the juice nectarine fruit.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mhksuccess from California

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer solid
nice tart crisp easy drinker

Feb 26, 2017
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Goldstar81 from California

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Lost Abbey tulip. Light yellow very clear and very slight carbonation that dissipates quickly. Smell is tart, funky, stone fruit, oak and sulfur. The sulfur is welcoming at this point but I'm hoping with more age is shows restraint and doesn't become overwhelming. Taste is tart, Brett, dry, underripe nectarine, citrus rind and lemongrass. I wish there was a tad more carbonation but overall this is an excellent beer. Similar to a De Garde in some ways. Certainly more complex and inviting than anything else available in LA at this point.

Feb 19, 2016
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wethorseblanket from California

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle, Batch 2, a clear pale yellow under a 1/4" white head which fades to the rim and leaves spotty lace. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, funky, with some oak notes. Flavor is tart, clean nectarine, Brett funk and some hay/grassy notes. Light body and light carbonation. Refreshing fruity tart-filled funky finish. Solid.

Nov 12, 2017
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GRG1313 from California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 29, 2016
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TallGuyCM from California

5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jun 15, 2020
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an unclear yellow with hardly any head.

Smell is tart and sightly funky, with notes of nectarine, lime and elderflower.

Taste is nicely sour, not overpowering, but balanced. Big notes of nectarine mingles with some citrus and elderflower, with some funk in the back. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very solid sour, mellow but tasty.

Jul 10, 2018
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oline73 from Maryland

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 29, 2016
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djrn2 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 04, 2016
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duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 29, 2016
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 03, 2016
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 20, 2017
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anteater from Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 03, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, batch 2. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a bright lemon yellow body, clear with one finger white head that is short lived, no lacing either. Smell is lactic acid, vinegar, fair bit of lemon, slight burnt grain, touch of sweet sugar. It smells fairly acetic. Flavour is a bit one-dimensional, mostly lactic acid and vinegar, with a slight bit of stone fruit and lemon. Not particularly complex, but fits the wild ale mold. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, dry and refreshing, slight burnt rubber on the backend, but not in a particularly offensive way.

Jul 29, 2017
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Thishops4u from Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 03, 2017
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my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2016
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Kurmaraja from California

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 16, 2017
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EB1 from California

4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 15, 2016
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Raziel313 from California

4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 03, 2017
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 21, 2016
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fthegiants from California

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 31, 2017
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Keananmichael5 from California

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 15, 2017
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AleHunter805 from California

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 01, 2017
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sheenisgod from California

4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 18, 2016
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mig100 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 16, 2018
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Ryancthomas7 from California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 23, 2016
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 32 ratings