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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 230   ABV: 7.68%
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15 years of brewing! You know what’s been the best part lately? Tons of experimentation! For the last couple of years, we’ve been working with several strains of brettanomyces (wild yeast). We found one and deemed it the best for it’s tart flavor and funky, fruity aroma. Adding black mission figs for a subtle jammy aspect, hibiscus flowers for an herbal bouquet and hazy sunset hue, and white pepper for a bit of spicy twang, we’ve created FIFTEEN - a unique drinking experience inspired by the wild farmhouse ales of Belgium. Though immensely complex today, more flavor will emerge with time, so throw a few bottles in your cellar for future celebrations. Thanks to all of you who have made our 15-year ride possible! Peace to all and follow your dreams! Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, black mission figs, hibiscus flowers, white pepper, and a very unique strain of brettanomyces yeast.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22 oz bottle shared by Drew. Thanks, dude! Pours a richly glowing golden orange hue, with frothy whitish head atop, laces ok overall. a good glow, mellow haziness. Aromas are cereal, coconut, oxidized and papery. Gentle brett, funk, and fruit. A kiss of honey, cereal, and doughy. Gentle rind, touches of brett, gentle funk. Bready, sweet, and a bit older. Initial is mellow bodied, thinned a bit with age. Some dryness, funk, and straw. Gentle doughy, some honey, crisp bready. A bit of sweetness, gentle warmth. Crisp, dry, quite drinkable in the end if a bit warm. Some oak, gentle sweetness, bit of citrus. Mellow honey, straw, grass, and clover a bit. Solid, aged, still well put together with mellow dryness, sweetness, fruit. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2012
This beer is doing great. Horse blanket is starting to peek out of the fruit and honey. Getting pretty dry too.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (3096) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle from Joseph Canals. Pour is a golden brown with large white head. Aromas of weird sour funk, nuts, sweet malts, and hops. Taste is bretty, apples, caramel toast, citrus. Light to medium carbonation with a silky mouth/finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (840) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Straw colored. Little nose. Saison like spicyness, brett characteristics. Mouthfeel is fine if a bit overcarbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
A: Crystal clear and yellow, the beer begins teeming with effervescence and opens with a thick white head. The bubbles diminuendo to stillness, while the head exhibits staying power and coats the glass in white lacing. A very impressive appearance. S: funk, brettanomyces, apples, T: Subtle spices, apples, brettanomyces. There is a slighty astringent taste, with notes of rubber and ethanol. The beer has a sour character, but it is by no means puckering. M: Pretty smooth drinking, in spite of some subtle off flavors. D: An above average sour. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-05-2010

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2012
22oz bottle-pours hazy yellow with a dissipating white head. Aroma is brett, acidic, spice, light malt. Taste is brett, acidic, spice, light malt-bready. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2012
22 ounce bottle with gold foil into tulip glass, bottled in April 2008. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color, with a nice 2-3 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice and thick soapy lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big tart apple, grape, pear, lemon, hay, grass, fig, bread, pepper, herbal, floral, funk, and yeast spices. Some fairly nice aromas, with good strength and complexity. Taste of big apple, grape, pepper, pear, grass, herbal, fig, clove, lemon, floral, bread, and yeast spices. Fairly dry on the finish; with lingering notes of pepper, lemon, bread, grape, grass, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Slight tartness on the finish, but not anywhere near what I was expecting from the aromas. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly crisp and prickly mouthfeel that fits well. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with pretty much no warming present at all. Quite easy to drink, but is still a sipper. Overall this is a nice and quite enjoyable spiced wild ale. Good amount of flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to drink. It held up well to age as expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to a very cool bartender @ Brouwer’s Cafe. Dull orange pour with some fluffy white head.. Nose is fruity, earthy, and funky - flavor is similar with a peppery finish. Not sure how this tasted fresh but it’s aged quite nicely!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrDick (346) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Avery put together a crazy beer. The white pepper, hibiscus and brett gives this beer a unique aroma and taste. Aroma is citrus and spice. Taste is funk with spice and a lot of floral aftertaste. I don’t taste any of the figs that were added. This is a really unique beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. Funky wet straw, lemon, spice aroma. Hazy yellow orange with a moderate fizzy head and some lacing. Sweet fruit, tart citrus, spice, and yeasty/funk flavor, soapy bitter finish. Light bodied, fairly carbonated.


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