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RATINGS: 60   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
luna13084 (4) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2008 does not count
As a girl we loves fruit and funk in her beer I can’t help but adore this. I’d write more but I haven’t had this in about four months and I’m going of memory.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Draft at brewpub: This was kept in stainless for 3 years and served from the cask. Ruby color, light pink head and fruity aroma. This beer has aged extremely well! The Bretts are present, but not overwhelming., the sweet/cherry has mellowed nicely. This beer was awesome at this age.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Can courtesy of victor at clocks. Pours a deep blood red body with thin white lacing. Aroma is super fresh funky raspberries - smells like 3font/cantillon level. Mouthfeel is medium tithing with awesome tart raspberries, sour cherries, funk and indoor swimming pool. Incredible.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8678) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8491) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 8, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 Glass at the brewpub. Hazy, opaque and chunky orange-pink with a smallish lasting head...sour wheat, cherry, vanilla and licorice in the strongly earthy nose....faint fruity cherry-sour flavor at first, becomes much more pronounced midpalate, joined with wild thyme, a touch of blueberry perhaps and just a hint of dark chocolate...medium body, fairly yeasty, average carbonation, quite dry and sour to finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap at brewpub.
Appearance : Clear pink with a medium pink-ish foamy head. Huge lacing.
Aroma : Lots of brett with light tannins and sour notes. Light sour cherries.
Taste : Lots of brett with sour cherries. A bit metallic. Finish has notes of sour cherries with a lot of brett.
Overall : Very weird beer. The wild/sour profile was a bit different than what I’m used too. It seems like the brett was very intense so maybe I’m not used to such brett bombs. Anyways, it was quite tasty. Took a few sip to get used to it but I ended up liking this quite a lot. Appearance is really gorgeous. Cherries are very tasty. Nice sourness, nice brett albeit a bit too intense for me. Very interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark red with a thick white head. Aroma of sour cherry and wheat malt. Flavor is super cherry with sour notes and some wheaty grainy malt. Nice fruit notes, not too sour, the fruit and malt blend very well together. A very good sour. 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3257) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Can shared by Alan, pours cranberry red with white ring of head. Aroma is dark cherries, Brett, light rust, and lemon, robitusson, flavor is more pleasant as it doesn’t have any of the light metal smelled in aroma. Reminds of a kriek but more watery and brett’d out yo.


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