Forces Unseen

California
United States
Forces Unseen The Rare Barrel
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
98
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20
Description 

Forces Unseen is a blend of three different golden sour beers aged in oak barrels. Each batch of Forces Unseen highlight a unique mix of yeast and bacteria, which differs from the last batch. The forces unseen deserve all the credit for the hints of pear, honeydew, and crisp grapes showcased in the 3rd bottled batch of this golden sour beer.

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ABV: 
5.5%
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
98
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
20 / 20

Intense aroma. This is one impressively aromatic beer. I could smell wildflower honey and fresh pink bubblegum from three feet away as the beer was brought to me. Up close, low bee’s wax, more pink bubblegum and fresh mint appear. Then, when I stick my nose in the glass, I can distinctly smell moderate bright clean lactic, high-protein yogurt, lemon juice, and warm pizza dough. The beer has a pale golden slightly hazy color with slight lemon green tinge. The head is a fine white ring of carbonation that persists. Bright mouthwatering acidity tasting of lemon juice supported by slightly salty savory pie crust that dances on the palate due to the pleasing high carbonation. Dry, lingering aftertaste with hints of fresh rubber band and warming ethanol. Outstanding. Impressed by its complexity a balance of finesse, evolving layers and drinkability.