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Good Mojo by Midnight Sun Brewing
Sour Ale
9.00 % ABV

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Review by seaoflament on 07/21/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2008
I had this one at the Stone 2nd Annual Sour Fest. This was the first beer I went to.

First a little bit about the beer...from the brewery website:

"Our 13th Anniversary ale is a blend of new [70%] and old [30%] beers. The new is brown ale with sour cherries, fermented with a Belgian yeast strain. The old is seven-year-old beer to which berries, lactobacillus, pediococcus, and brettanomyces were added along the way. This sour beer aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels for four years before being transferred to stainless kegs, where it continued to do its magic for the last three years. In May the sour funk was blended with the fresh brown ale, then bottle-and keg-conditioned with yet another Belgian yeast."

My Mojo is a brown shade with hints of red, decent head that fades rather quickly.

Wow, this one smells weird!!! First I get a combination of olives, wine notes, and grapes. I had to let this one sit out for a while and took me a good 15-20 minutes to finish my sample, half of that I just spent smelling it and pondering. After a while the beer revealed some touches of brown sugar, a bit of roasted malts, cheese, cherries, and the underlying funk. Very intriguing.

The taste was actually a little better than the aroma. Tart cherries upfront, grapes, wood, leather, and cooked vegetables in the aftertaste. The cooked vegetables were not as present to me in the aroma, I did pick them up about 2 times when I took a long whiff, but to me it was more apparent in the finish and aftertaste. There's also some red grapes in there. The cooked vegetable taste and aroma is not as off-putting as it may sound.

Good mouthfeel, well carbonated, crisp, and a little dry in the finish. Easy to drink but this one should be approached as a sipper since there is just so much going on in this one. I thought it was a pretty good beer.

Served In: Flute Glass

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