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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Preachin’ To The Choir is an experiment in yeast. It was made with a slightly modified version of The Reverend’s wort stream, but not with the usual yeast strain or fermentation temperature. The experiment was to transfer the wort at 68F, not turn on any refrigeration to the tank, and let the yeast carry the beer to whatever temperature ’survival-bility’ of the fittest allowed. The tank reached into the low 90sF. The yeast base is comprised of four equal parts of French Saison (Wyeast 3711), Bier de Garde (Wyeast 3725), Farmhouse (Wyeast 3726), and Belgian Saison Ale (WL565). During the very last phase of fermentation, the beer was racked off into kegs and allowed to fully carbonate in the barrel to create a lively and playful 11.2% abv ’keg-conditioned’ beer. Rejoice in the estery goodness!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2012
Sweet honey and cookie dough body with a touch of apple and pear. Moderately boozy with a full sticky body. Not as bad as anticipated, but not great either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Light brown pour, very little head. Aroma is musty and fruity with some honey sweetness. Flavor is estery with more fruit and alcoholic heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
(750ml bottle in trade with ratman) clear copper with a few white bubbles. Nose of caramel, oats, and honey. Taste of honey comb, mild alcohol, oak, raisin, and a medium thick body. Oats in the finish, quite smooth. Easy to drink too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2011
From the tap at Ratman’s house. He and I killed the keg. Hazy yellow pour with a seriously fluffy head. Aroma is heavy of the yeast and malts. Sort of a crazy saison goodness with citrus overtones. Finishes with a cookie dough sweetness and bready flavors. Unique brew. Thanks greatly Don!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 6, 2011
Handbottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a clear, peachy-copper hue with a very minimal, just off-white head that doesn’t stick around for long. Aromas are spicy, phenols, peppery yeast, apple, poached pear, ginger, honey, dried dates, figs, brown sugar and molasses. Flavors of ginger, dried fruits, spicy, dates, pepper, saison yeast (I have used 3 of the 4 yeasts before), pear. Really nice, interesting and strong flavors. Candied sugar. Very dry, alcohol is decently well hidden but still a touch warming. Light carbonation. Super dry and full of saison yeast character. Interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap @ Ratman’s house. Huge thanks! Amber orange appearance with a foamy off white head. Fairly fruity (apple, pear, orange), Belgian yeasty, slightly spicy, sweet Belgian ale nose. Spicy, Belgian caramel malty body with fruity notes. Great malty Belgian Quad. Alcohol is hidden extremely well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
(Hand bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11 via ratman) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, sweaty feet, roasted malt, cherries, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor of herbs, raisins, orange, caramel, pear, yeast, and grass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Tap at Ratman’s house. Pours clear tawny with a large, creamy cream colored head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, straw, toasted), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of honey and horse blanket. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, straw, toasted), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, bubble gum, dates, and honey. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a sweet texture and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
Draft at the tasting room: Deep amber-orange with golden highlights and a slight haze. Lively carbonation creates a very fluffy texture. Cakey-sweet up front with big yeast overtones. Bread dough and banana cream. Spicy, peppery background. Nice herbal zing. Slight sourness. Lingering bitterness on the tongue, somewhat drying. Hints of bananas and other curious fruits. Warm nips of alcohol, too ... and yeasty residues. Neat beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2009
On tap at Avery Tasting Room poured a hazy amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of peach, pear, tropical fruit, citrus, carmel and light yeast. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of apricot, peach, pear, tropical fruit, light carmel and a hint of yeast with a crisp lingering fruity finish.

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