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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Belgian Golden fermented exclusively in French oak with an ale yeast, two strains of Brettanomyces and Lactic Acid Bacteria. Aged in oak for 2.5 years. Previously named "Larry"


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of citrus, horseblanket, white grapes, lacto, and earthiness. Flavor of citrus, earth, brett, light yogurt, and herbs.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
BCTC, draft. Minimal white head atop murky straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, lactic sour, some lemon, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, sour, acetic, light funk. Undercarbonated medium body, fairly acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit chewy with a touch of soft lactic tartness. Bright and quite fresh smelling. There is a little bit of bright wheaty spiciness along with some light wild funk. Fresh and earthy. A little bit of spicy wheat flavour and some restrained oakiness. A little bit of light cheesy funkiness. It’s quite restrained and subtle. Top shelf stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Pouring from their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thin white head. Soft slightly spicy sourness. Subtle, a touch of acetone. Smooth, lightly tart. Slow gentle bitterness. Tangy and full of lemon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2010
BCTC 2010. One of my favorites of the day. golden yellow, witte like looking pour, aroma of lemony tartness, earthy funk. taste is sour but not overdone with it, balanced funk. very drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011
In short: A funky and sour blonde ale with a white wine character. Very good.
How: Tap at BCTC 2010. Multiple samples
The look: Cloudy yellow blonde body topped by beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is very funky/bretty but also very vinous (white wine). Taste is very fruity with white grapes being the dominant fruit backed by creamy bananas and tropical fruits. Funk level is pretty high and sourness level is medium. Low acidity for the style. Tart and a bit tannic but not overly astringent. This drank surprisingly well for such a high abv beer. My notes say it is session-sour-ale, I had no idea the of %abv until now. I didn’t like it as much as some of my friends but that’s normal, anything reminiscent of white wine loses points with me. Still, for a beer with a white-wine character I thought it was very good, almost excellent. But what I really don’t understand is how parents can look at a newborn and say “Look at this beautiful little angel, he is a gift sent from heaven. Let’s name him Lawrence"

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft. Pours a hazy copper golden body with a scant white head and good retention. Sour tangy fruity body with sharp apricots. Low acidity with vinous chardonnay notes. Woody funky with peach notes. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
[BCTC 2010] Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wild yeast, tropical fruits, vanilla, wood, toffee, and light toast. Taste of brett, vanilla, wild yeast, leather, with light tartness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5089) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Tap, BCTC 2010. Pours a hazy cloudy yellow gold body with a minimal head. The nose is super bretty and woody with some powdered sugar. Some light lactic notes, but they are secondary. The flavor is dry, funky and bretty with some nice tannic oakiness. Mouthfeel is dry and woody with nice fizzy carbonation. Very nice, reminicent of Ithaca Brute.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Tap at Barcade (keg seemed a bit better than the one at BCTC). Had about 3-4 glasses until the keg kicked. One of the best beers and more enjoyable I have had all year I think. Pours a hazed yet bright yellow with low carbonation and no head and no lace. Aroma is funky- brett, lacto, pedio, everything in one but it worked well- lemon zest, fruits, tons of white grapey character similar to when batch 1 castleton was when fresh, peach notes, light mango, and just tons of good refined mineral and funk with good bacteria bite. Flavor is circus peanut, orange soda, lemon zest, grapeskin, funky grape, oak, toast, circus peanut, mineral and fruity chardonnay hints, light tannin and light on the astringency which allow sharp funk and acids to come through especially in the end. Very easy drinking. 9.5% - are you kidding me? I thought this was 6%? No wonder I blacked out.


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