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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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This American-style wild ale is fermented with Brettanomyces Lambicus, a wild yeast strain. This is a wheat beer made with 500 lbs. of Montmorency sour cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark red with a small pink head. Aroma is dense cherry and slight almondish. Cherry and almondish flavoured. Citric and sweet. Fruity and lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2007
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of black cherry, wood, medinical, and light citric notes. Flavor of oak, black cherries, cough syrup, dirty sock, and light microflora sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8944) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Can at 7K/5K. Thanks Victor! Pours pink with white head. Nose/taste of tart cherry, light funk, sour fruit and light acid. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
Only 7 barrels-I would have done a growler. Peach colour with active little white head, lace in glass. Yeasty aroma. Smooth lambiclike, well balanced, long finish. Creaminess from wheat, fruit tartness from cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2007 The Lure:
Sweet fruitiness of cherries and orange zest sitting surrounded by decorative lacing. Not enough signs of the interior wilderness, either there isn’t enough brett, or it hasn’t had time to develop yet.

The Festivities:
Hushed wilderness touches the cherries, peaches, and curaçao(?). Wheat malt tartness matches that of the yeast’s, but it still doesn’t reach the intensity levels I would have desired. Low carbonation imparts a classy feel, but all in all it is much sweeter than what I would have expected in a bretty ale. This still remains a beautiful creation, don’t get me wrong.

Encouragement will nurse future leaps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7002) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear ruby red with a thin white head that dissipated completely. Aroma was full of fresh cherries that were mainly sweet but there was a bit of a tart bite. Flavor was similar with juicy sweet cherries throughout with a bit of tartness that grew. Didn’t pick up much brett at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a clear ruby red with not much of a head, but a thin white head appears with agitation. Toast and pomegranate on the nose. Smells a bit like grenadine syrup. Sweet, cloying and weird. Toast, light sourness. Dry acid and vinyl flavors. Long toast and yeast on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2005
This is my first sample from this brewer and it was quite an ambitious sample. Orange/yellow with a thin but stubborn head. Great lacing. Smells breaddy with some dust, cherries, cognac, grass. Taste is sour but in a good way with some decent juniper and coriander notes alongside what can best be described as stale butterscotch. Champagne like palate and finish. Very bold for a brewpub.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Fully diminishing off-white head. Body is cloudy orange to red. An unquestionably weird nose that reminds me more of horseradish cheese than anything else. The brett may not have had the time to fully mature and take shape, but for now, we have faint horsey hints that are at the service of juicy pineapple and wheaty tropical fruit dominant flavours. Medium bodied, sticky texture, light carbonation, very sweet and not very sour at all. A step in the right direction, but the challenge may have been too big initially.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
In short: A very sweet syrupy cherry beer. Acceptable sipper even if not my style of beer.
How: Tap at brewpub december 2007
The look: Clear red body with a little off-white ring of foam
In long: Cherries and sweetness are the two dominant flavours here. I was extremely surprised to see the ratebeer commercial description mentioning “…fermented with Brettanomyces…”. I really didn’t get any brett notes at all. The beer felt like a sweetened fruit salad with extra extra cherries. Some cheese notes (yeast?). Alcohol apparent. Syrupy body. A sipper. Usually I find very sweet fruity beers as interesting as a romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan. While not quite my type of beer I found this one as interesting as a romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan rated R for nudity and scenes of sexuality.

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