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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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A blend of both our Brother Davidís Double and Triple ales aged in port barrels with our house bacterial culture. This marriage of Belgian flavors results in a beer that is very tart and fruity, with a sweet malty backbone and a moderate sourness.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7299) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Draft at Snallygaster 2016. Poured a brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was light tart notes? Light caramel, toffee. Dark fruit flavor with cherry, bourbon wood. Boozy alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (5967) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2016
6 oz pour on draft at Snallygaster 2016. Brownish with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, booze. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7610) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Plum and light sour apricot. Brown pour with decent head and lacing. Light tangy finish. Decent balance. Partway between belgian strong dark and a tangy Flanders brown. Tap at Snally.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21409) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Hazy deep maroon color, tan head. Aroma of plums and figs. Taste has sweet plums. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (847) - - JUN 1, 2015
On tap at Tasty. Not my favourite, but somewhat interesting. Pours a dirty brown with red hues. Somewhat sour Belgian notes at the front. Too much barrel in there for me. Complex and some funk. Apple and sour cherry come through. Finish is a bit strange to me- almost sweet amongst the sour notes. Had it after Midnight Brett (Allagash) so doesnít really compare. But interesting nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours an unclear dark mahogany, minimal white head. Taste is comple, nice lightly tart, Carmel working throughout, some body here, apples, cherries, maybe almonds. Smell is mildly rancid apples, cherries, dark fruits. Complex.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2860) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft pour at stogies and hops. Pours a dark copper brown color with a sour cherry and light booze aroma. Tart flavor from the start with a lot of cherry. Really sour. Really good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Tap @ Binnyís LP Tasting Room, tulip: Pours a ruddy reddish brown with a small but lasting head and okay lace. Interesting wild ale that shows its Abbey Ale roots making it lean towards a big Flemish Sour. Like the oak and lactic acid bite but nicely balanced by the Dubble and Tripel malt base. Hints of both dark and tart cherries and other pitty fruits. I quite liked this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Amber pour, fuller bodied. Tart acidity, caramel and toffee maltiness. Sour cherries, raisins, fruit forwar yeastiness. Ok

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 23, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 A blend of both Brother Davidís Double and Triple ales aged in port barrels with house bacterial culture. This marriage of Belgian flavors results in a beer that is very tart and fruity, with a sweet malty backbone and a moderate sourness. On tap at PreFunk.. Had this a couple times now... It is interesting that it comes out with a bigger sour twang... light phenolic notes show as clove with some background peppercorn.. light apple/pear esters combine with some residual pale maltiness... But the lactic sour punch hits home from the front to the back... Pretty boozy.. a gentle tulip is plenty. Grand Cru?? Would love to see this one in bottles. Pretty vinous with warmth... Very tasty, but a smaller glass is a thinker and a 22 would be too much.


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