American Solera Money Blend

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Farmhouse Ale aged in oak tanks.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz bottle, 2015 vintage, batch 2. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very slightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Funky, lightly tart, oak, vanilla and some light citrusy lemon.
Taste: Similar to the aroma, lightly tart, oak, vanilla, stone fruit, white wine along with some light citrus lemon and funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nicely balanced Farmhouse Ale with great oaky and vanilla flavours.

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American Solera Foeder Apricot

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 5.6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale aged in oak tanks with apricots.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.34
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, apricot, oak and lemon with hints of funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, apricot, lemon, oak and vinegar with a touch of almond and funk.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and easy to drink Wild Ale with good sour apricot flavours.

American Solera Cranbarrel

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 5.6%
Style: American Wild Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Ale aged in oak barrels with cranberries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.44
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 12.7 fl. oz. bottle, 2016 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy red pinkish purple colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Forest berries, lightly tart, raspberry, cranberry and oak with a very subtle hint of almond.
Taste: What you’d expect from the aroma, sour, tart, forest berries, cranberry and oak with a hint of almond.
Mouthfeel: Acidic, light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A very nice easy drinking and relaxing fruit flavoured Wild Ale.

American Solera Grisettastone

Brewery: American Solera
Country: USA
ABV: 4%
Style: Belgian Grissette

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A dry-hopped farmhouse ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.94
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle, 2017 vintage. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: An extremely light straw golden colour with a big three finger white head that had decent retention while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Brett, barnyard funk, tropical stone fruit, peach, apricot with hints of lemon and hay.
Taste: Brett, funk, wheat, grapefruit rind, hay, grass and a touch of light peach.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A nice and refreshing Grisette, although I did find that the funk went better with the aroma than the taste.

Brekeriet Berliner Raz

Brewery: Brekeriet
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.3%
Style: German Berliner Weisse
Other Notes: Brekeriet Berliner Raz is part of our collection of beers known as the Sour Patch, fermented with different wild yeast strains and lactic acid bacteria cultures

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A very fruity and tasty Berliner Weisse fermented with raspberries, vanilla beans, lactobacillus and brettanomyces yeast.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.94
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 330ml bottle, bottled in November 2017 #122, with a best before date of 29th November 2022. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy light ruby red colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, sweet and sour raspberry with a hint of vanilla. On the whole a little light though.
Taste: Lightly tart, lightly sour, raspberry, berry seeds and hints of wheat on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Love the colour. I thought the aroma was too light though. Luckily the taste had nice tart raspberry fruitiness which covered the slight disappointment I had in the aroma.