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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)


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Murky brown with a lasting tan head. Big malty aromas with raisons and toasted caramel, with a whiff of sour citrus. Nice balance of smooth malty caramel raisons and cotton candi, with tart lemon and sour cherry. Drys up some in the finish. Great blend.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
On tap for SBW Sour Fest; one of 16 tried. Smells of molasses, sour apple, and toasted malts. The barrel-aged blends definitely come through when tasting. Port, bourbon, grapes, peppery hops, and whiskey are all there. Finishes bitter. Not that sour

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s for Sour Fest. Comes with a thick cream head, dark brown color. Malts, lots of sour , some sugars and berries. The palate is nice and well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Draft, at Monk’s Cafe on 4/17/09. Pours deep murky brown, capped with a big tan head. Beautiful musty, wild yeast aroma with vinous qualities, and highlights of wood, overripe fruit, wet leather, and tannins. Flavor of dark fruit, leather, tobacco, oak, wild yeast and, tannins. Dry tangy finish. This was interesting and I really enjoyed it, but the flavor didn’t come close to living up to the aroma. I love the name.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2009
Draught from Monk’s cafe. Great aroma with hints of fruit and oak. Smooth pour with nice tan head w/ reddish tint. Pick up hints of cab, and the sour is a good balance, but not overpowering. Good finish and overall a pretty good blend.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fsdawg (10) - USA - MAR 14, 2009
Very interesting. Blend of sour and malt makes you want more and wonder why! Good beer, great appearance, and intirguing finish! Must appreciate great, different beers to enjoy!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2009
On tap @ the Avery tasting room. Pours a murky brown with reddish hues and a thin tan head. Aromas of funky barnyard, some fruit, and a bit of oak. Flavors are funky fruit, leather, and straw. Plate is medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2009
on tap at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Nice little sour. Tart and tangy. Tons of fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Draught. Pours clear brown with an average, creamy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, bread), light hops (grass, flowers), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of bubble gum and medicine (umm-Brettanomyces). Medium bodied, sticky texture, soft carbonation, and a dry finish. Average duration, light sweetness and bitterness, moderate acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
On tap at BSAF. Poured a hazy, deep reddish-brown color with a thin off-white head that faded to a layer and left some webby lacing. Tart aroma with some funky yeast, barnyard, some cherry and grape, as well as a light oakiness. Tart, lightly crisp entry with some moderate fruitiness (cherry and grape skin) that transitions into a somewhat muted middle followed by a lightly funky yeastiness (faint brett, pedio) then finishing with some hints of straw and cobweb. Low carbonation, light and a tad thin on the palate. Overall, a decent beer, but nothing real special. The taste is somewhat muddled thanks to the use of 5 different beers, and lacks some of the traditional characteristics that make other sours stand out.


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