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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Brewed with wild yeast and bacteria. Fermented and aged 4 years ins a single oak foudre.

FV 13 marks our first venture into the world of foudre beers. Foudres are giant oak tanks used for aging (this one holds 2700 gallons.) FV 13 is a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, a base beer with lots of malt character, and about four years of patience. The finished beer is copper in color, with an aroma of cherries and caramel. The flavor is a blend of sweet and tart, with notes of fruit and caramelized sugar. The full mouthfeel gives way to a tart, mouth drying finish.

ApisAles' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Tap at Max’s in Baltimore. My Favorite of the 6 beer flight I sampled. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma was slightly woody, grainy, a bit of crackers all underlying a solid sharp acetic twinge and a great funky sour note. Flavor is a little less nuanced, with the sour twang taking over, but there is a definite underlying hoppiness and graininess that brings this up to another level. Not one note, but you do have to hunt around for the various notes a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 12, 2014
Deep amber color. Sour tart nose with tons of oak and vanilla, with touches of cherries, apple cinnamon. The mouth is tart with lots of oak, cherries and apples. Really well balanced. Lingering, creamy vanilla, cherries. Really excellent executed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body under a thin fizzy off-white head that maintained well due to the vigorous carbonation level. The nose is tart and funky with a bit of vinegar like acidity. Some nice oaky notes as well, just a touch of wet leather. The flavor is pretty interesting, at first it seems very acidic up front, but it leaves almost immediately, then the dry funky and slightly fruity flavors come on. It tastes very wild and natural. The oak is actually fairly light, coming out a bit on the finish, which is surprising given how long this was aged in the wood. Just a nice really quite refreshing beer, which is especially surprising given the hefty 8.9% ABV. There’s a hint of the alcohol on the back end, but nothing like what would be expected from such a big beer. Light to medium bodied, not quite all the way dry, with nice fine fizzy carbonation. Pretty excellent stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2014
This brewery is a funny one for me. I like everything they do but they're a little pricey. I picked a few bottles of this at the release a few years ago. I cracked this one today wish there was alittle more head to this, it has great flavors awesome taste of the wood coming through some sour cherries and I just love it. A funky ale for a great holiday

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle, thks Jeff, pours black with light coloured head. Aroma is funk, taste is really flavourful, very nice sour, good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2014
12.7 oz bottle. Clear brown with a bone haze. Nose is vanilla yoghurt, bubblegum and golden raisin. Slick medium body with lively carb. Taste is toffee, with green apple transitioning from sweet to tart. Notes of mild vinegar, sour cherry, leather and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (859) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2014
I enjoyed this beer. SOUR aroma, but not so much in the taste. The oak flavors really stands out after it warms. Thanks to whoever brought it to the bottle share.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2006) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle brought by the rep to WWBA. pours light reddish brown with one finger head. nose of burnt brown sugar and cherries very appealing. tastes of brown sugar, apricots, cherry, cake, little tripel feeling to it. both sweet and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (1073) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
One of the best wild ales I’ve ever had. The sweetness is there, but the tartness is there too. Dry finish, slick on the tongue, loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1569) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
37,5cl bottle. Shared by Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear amber beer, little to no head. NOSE: lactic, little sour, wood, flat like. TASTE: sour, lactic, wood, little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5354) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2014
38cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with wild yeast, thx to Mathieu87 for sharing!, complex sour brew, sour/woody and slightly fruity/vinous, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew

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