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RATINGS: 566   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2919) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (705) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Pours hazy peach color with some small white rimming. Aroma is bretty and citric sour. Flavor is kind of mild with sweetness. A little bit of brett funkiness, but not as much as the nose would entail. Flavor is mild and body is light.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Kinda funky in the nose, with honey and lemon, yeast and mild sweetness. Medium golden clear to hazy, with white lacing head. Medium watery body with heavy carbonation. Starts dry and mildly tart, funky with some lactic and citrus character. Bretty. Smooth. Very nice Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Draft at C AH. Pours an opaque golden tan color with little head and lacing. Nose is funky and fruity with yeasty ketones. First sip is nice pale malty flavors with yeast spicyness. finish is slightly brettish with nice lingering tones.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Fruity pineapple aroma with hints of spices and brett. Fruity flavor with spices. Hints of brett and some hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2092) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2011
22oz in a giant frosty mug - pours golden caramel with moderate amount of white foam and noticeable lacing. Nose is spicy and fruity. Aroma is yeast, simple malts, pepper and fruit. Taste is sweet to the lips and finishes neutral (hence some hops). Body is medium and texture is thin and slick. This is probably the lightest Belgian Ale I’ve ever had. I could do without the pepper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2008) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
(*2008/3 ans): Rien d’exceptionnel ni de repoussant à propos de la 15e, juste une bien balancé farmhouse ale. Le Brett est aussi présent au nez qu’en bouche, légèrement poivré et sec en finale mais sinon rien de bien révolutionnaire. Agréable sans plus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yeffiely (20) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
Bouteille. Couleur jaune claire. Fin col. Odeur de figues et de brett. Goût de petits fruits, de figues avec une belle touche acidulée. Finale légèrement acre. Elle tient toujours la route!

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bricediggidy (7) - tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2011 does not count
been saving this one for a while. brett and barnyard aroma all the way, yeah! golden, hazy with little bits and pieces floating around. high carbonation when opened up leading to a thick pillow of head that did dissipate but only to the point of a thick blanket of white. very tart and bretty taste. thinner body than what I had expected. i am mainly getting spice and funk in the flavor, no sour. different than what i had expected from the aroma. thin, sticky, oily feel on the palate. it’s like the body dissolves in my mouth shortly after tasting. brett bitterness sticks around for a bit, though. although i do enjoy it, it is not what i was expecting as far as flavor goes. it has been 3.5 years the since bottling date and this is the first bottle i have tasted, so i personally cannot compare fresh and aged (damn!).. but i must say the aroma rocks and is my favorite aspect of this beer by far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at flying saucers eleventeen party. Pours a clear orange amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of fruit with some tropical notes and some sweet grains. Flavor begins with breads and grains but finishes with light and tropical fruits. A bit sweet with a good yeast backbone.


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