Orange Dot
House of Fermentology

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Wild Ale
Ranked #341
Ranked #5,618
4.29 | pDev: 6.06%
House of Fermentology
Vermont, United States
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Notes: A blended golden sour aged in oak barrels with Vermont wild flower honey and Cara Cara oranges.
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a light pale orange color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one smells like sour funky oranges, herbal funk, fermented honey, oak and wine.

This one works really well- the orange and honey add a little bit of sweetness to a very funky base. It's herbal and slightly fruity. There's definitely some killer oak character, and a slight bit of white wine.

This is light bodied, and fairly clean despite the funk. It's really drinkable.

This whole series is exceptionally fun.

Oct 15, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vigorous pour yields a 1/4 inch white head over a pink-orange body with no lacing as head dissipates down to a thin ring. Wonderful nose of orange and oak. Flavors follow aromas real well with the honey coming forward to sweeten the tartness of the orange. Good feel for the style and overall a delicious offering from Foam. Cheers!

Apr 30, 2018
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FFreak from Vermont

4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow...amazing beer! Purchased 18 months ago and aged. Poured into a teku, a slightly hazy woody orange color with a thin white head that dissipates to just a ring. Awesome aromas of oak, straw, and oranges. Taste is tart with hints of cara cara oranges, oak, honey and slight brett. Mouth is medium bodied and dry, with just a little carbonation. Overall, a great sour fruit beer.

Dec 31, 2017
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure why this is listed as retired? I just bought it less than a month ago. Anyway....

Beautiful orange look and many citrus flavors (this the name). Sweet. Hint of oak. Great beer!

Sep 10, 2017
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

golden orange with a ruby tinge. beautifully creamy bright white head, some nice lacing. aromas and flavors of orange tang, lactic tartness, slightly acidic, funky, gassy, tart apples, lemon, hint of oak. very very clean. I usually not that into sours but this was just moderately tart with some beautiful citric and funky barrel notes, awesome stuff!

Jul 01, 2017
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TheElectricOne from Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a tulip glass:

Appearance: pours a pretty grapefruit juice color. Orange, with some pinkish hues. Lots of little bubbles sticking to the inside of the glass, with a short white head that dissipates very quickly. Body is quite hazy, with no visibility through the beer.

Aroma: lacto tart at first, followed by lots of citrusy character, and finally a touch of sweetness, perhaps from the honey. I didn't really get much in the way of the oak barrel.

Taste: scrumptious! Opens with some puckering tartness....this is very sour, at least at first. The oranges come through after that, with some nice sweetness of orange flesh. The added honey probably helps that come out, as the flavors are nice and soft in comparison with the tartness of the lacto and yeast. The oak does come through more in the flavor than the scent, with a nice, dry, woody finish.

Feel: super crisp and refreshing with high carbonation. Helps the soft orange flavor pop.

Overall: Pink Dot was great, and so was this. I wish Foam was closer so I could keep grabbing these awesome sours at solid prices.

Jun 25, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As part of their House of Fermentology project with one of the brewers.

The aroma offers orange juice, red orange, tart lemons, hint of stinky butyric acid, vomit and all.

The flavor offers tart yogurt, citrus peel, hints of juicy citrus sweetness. There's a lingering tart candy, think Sweet Tart. Light medium mouthfeel and dry finish.

A supremely impressive mixed fermentation sour with fruit addition and oak aging.

Jun 03, 2016
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 28 ratings