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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Five beer blend. Defender of the Universe.

The blend (in various amounts):
1. Good Sally - Salvation aged in Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with Brettanomyces Drie added.
2. Port Altar Boy - Reverend aged in a neutral port barrel with Brettanomyces Drie and lactobacillus.
3. Opus One Altar Boy - Reverend aged in Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with Brettanomyces Drie added, as well as lactic and acetic acid-producing bacteria.
4. 100% Brettanomyces Ellie’s Brown - Fermented in a Ferrari-Carrano Chardonnay barrel.
5. Brabant - A portion of our new beer but aged in a neutral port barrel rather than a Zinfandel barrel.

Limited to 5.8 bbls (180 gallons)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2010 Burnt sienna, thin half layer of big bubbles thrown about on top. Faint sour nose with essence of decomposing fruit. Dark, alcoholic and vinous flavors, but extremely subtle in all ways. Body is there, but the flavors dont seem to stick...everything also seems to come undone in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 2009. Been waiting forever to try this one!! Pours rusty brown with a thin beige ring. Nose of cherries, oak, Brett, maybe a few other dark fruits that I can’t quite put my finger on. Flavor is tart dark fruits with a good amount of vinegar and some brett on the finish. I think there was so much going on with this beer it was kind of hard to separate things.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
On tap at Stone Sour Fest 2009. Pours dark brown with pretty frothy head. Aroma is kinda sweet/sour but light. Taste is very balanced body with a hint of sourness. Pallet is good but kind of dry. Overall very good stuff. I liked this unique blend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2009
20th rating of this beer today at Sour Fest 3. Pours brownish with a tan head. Nose is sweet and very rich. Taste is sweet, tart and a bit muddled but overall great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Light vanilla, sour, and oak aroma and taste with a chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2009 Two 9 oz draft courtesy of the TB Hop Juice release (Warrenville, IL) poured into an imperial pint glass. Baller! Enjoyed with Headbanger. Pours a dark brown with some ruby red notes, big lucious tannish head, laces well, almost opaque. Aromas are a nice sour tartness, funky brett, some smooth dark malts and fruit. Initial is tart up front, brett and barnyard funk. Throws some good malty sweetness in there, moving to a good fruity sourness, medium bodied, packing exceptional sessionability. The sourness is clearly noticeable, but not overly powerful. Instead, tartness and a bit of funk are clearly defined, an assortment of wine barrel as well. This is an amazingly sessionable sour, the alcohol stands back, as tartness, fruity citrus and dark fruit goodness come throw, darker yet not roasty malts are discernible, caramel and biscuit. Finish is sour, tart, a little empty on the palate but the tartness coats the mouth well. Top notch underpowered, but tasty sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3433) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
On tap at the two brothers For the Love of Hops festival. Very dark pour. Aroma is very funky, cherries, wood. Funky, bretty flavor. Really badass brew from avery right here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s Sour Fest. Pours dark brown with a nice frothy beige head. Nose is tart chocolate cherries, slightly nutty. Charred wood and roasty, earthy malts add to the taste. Roasty, tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Tap at Brower’s Sour Beer Fest during Seattle Beer Week. Very dark brown pour, almost porter-like. Tight off white head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is faint...slightly sour. Soft and slippery in the mouth. Taste is moderately sour with a big surge of malt reminiscent of a scotch ale, all followed by a short hop bite. Not a "pure" sour but complex and refreshingly different.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
I’m not a great connoisseur of sour beers, but this one seemed tasty enough. On draft at Brouwer’s Sour Beer Fest. Now that I’m reading about it, I wish I had paid a little more attention while tasting as it sounds more interesting than I remember. Poured pretty dark. I don’t reckon being able to taste the various flavored barrels it was aged in, but thought it was good all the same.


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