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RATINGS: 570   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2298) - 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 (6958) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Pours a golden color with a huge amount of white head. Has a brett and sour nose to it. Taste is light funk, belgian yeast, some light fruit in there as well. I was hoping it would be more sour but wasn’t really sour at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2160) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2011
Hazy yellow with a thick white head. Sour with spicy tones. Malt, sour, spices and fruit. Medium body with a long sour and bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3923) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Huge bretty flavors without the sourness, lighty bitter on the finish, aroma is figgy and awesome

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
Thanks to santa for this. Pours a clear golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is spices, figs, pepper and yeast. Taste is a bit of a mess. I don’t know if it’s past it’s prime but this was a little of a letdown. Yeast backbone, with a load of spice, fig and pepper. Big mouthfeel but a little out of balance, the spice takes over and doesn’t let go.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2451) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours a golden beery color with a huge bubbly white head that sticks around forever. Smells of wet horse blanket, spicy Belgian yeast, lemons, a bit phenolic. Taste is kind of rough! Really bretty character with some solvent, medicinal and phenolic. Some citrus and spices thrown in there as well. Carbonation is high, body is medium to thin, mouthfeel is syrupy. I guess its decent for an all brett beer, but I really would have liked some acid in this one. I didn’t taste any of the figs or white pepper either. This bottle is older, maybe its faded.This actually grew on me as I drank it, but really this one is nothing special.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle in Minneapolis. Light golden yellow appearance with a foamy white head. Somewhat sour, slightly wild (Brett) Belgian ale aroma. Bretty, wild Belgian Saison flavor. Slightly sour, slightly fruity, wild Belgian ale flavor. Slightly sour, mostly sweet Belgian ale finish. Quite nice.


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