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Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
KMF Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Samuel Adams
KMF Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour

Category: Sour Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Murky brown color. Interesting aromas of pickle juice, edamame, carob bar, and latex with a slightly chewy, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, delightful, long pomegranate vinaigrette on greens, hot pickles, and figs jam on sourdough toast finish. A rich, meal in a glass style sour ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Sour & Tart & Malty
Aroma Aroma: pickle juice, edamame, carob bar, and latex
Taste Flavor: pomegranate vinaigrette on greens, hot pickles, and figs jam on sourdough toast
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Sauerbraten, Roast Duck With Mushroom Cream Sauce, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, meal in a glass style sour ale.

The Producer

The Boston Beer Co.

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000

Their Portfolio

90 Samuel Adams Light Lager 4.3% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Toasted Caramel Bock 5.6% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock 5.8% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Boston Ale 5.4% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced IPA 6.2% (USA)
95 Samuel Adams Rebel White Citra IPA 7.3% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Hopscape Wheat Ale 5.5% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Hefeweizen 5.4% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Berliner Weisse 4.8% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Cold Snap White Ale 5.3% (USA)
89 Samuel Adams Porch Rocker Flavored Lager 4.5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Tropic of Yuzu Flavored Ale 6% (USA)
83 Samuel Adams Summer Lemon Wheat Ale 5.3% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Irish Red 5.8% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams New World Tripel 10% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour Stout 9% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red Ale 9% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Octoberfest 5.3% (USA)
93 Samuel Adams Double Bock 9.5% (USA)
97 Samuel Adams Cinder Bock 9.5% (USA)
94 Samuel Adams Black Lager 4.9% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Utopias 2015 Barrel-Aged Strong Ale 28% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams KMF Grand Cru Barrel Aged Sour 6.5% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Cream Stout 4.9% (USA)
90 Samuel Adams Kellerbier 5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Noble Pils 4.9% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Boston Lager 5% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams Bohemian Pilsner 5% (USA)
88 Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles 5.4% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 6.5% (USA)
96 Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser IPA 8.4% (USA)
92 Samuel Adams New England IPA 6.8% (USA)
87 Samuel Adams Rebel Anytime Session IPA 4.7% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat Ale 5.3% (USA)
84 Samuel Adams Raspberry Lemon Gose 5.0% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams American Kriek 7% (USA)
91 Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA 6.3% (USA)

Sour Ale

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Serve in a Stange
Sour Ales encompass the wide variety of intentionally soured ales that have recently become quite popular, but don’t fit neatly into traditional classifications. They are tart tasting beers that have been inoculated with either Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus strains of bacteria or have been affected by wild yeast strains via spontaneous fermentation, or by the addition of fruits containing wild strains on their skins.