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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
dark murky purple colored body, tan speckled head. Pungent nose of tannic, musty grape skins, sweet plum tobacco and resinous dry chocolate, all infused with a bugginess that contains a slight must of brett and a more pronounced prickliness/horseblanket note of pedicoccus. It’s a five-beer blend but we’re not told what exactly the blend is, and it actually takes a little too messy, which makes me think that this was simply a blend for the sake of making a blend, and that there was no real goal in mind... if you’ve ever started blending lambic at the end of the night, maybe with a little Rochefort, that’s what this tastes like. Where it scores points is the red grape character, both with a tart, dry, tannic skin note, and a sort of funky and fruity champagne-like prickliness. Good overall but not very refined.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra off tap at the brewery. Yum. What a nose! Sourness, leather, some good poop. Flavor isn’t as good as the nose, which is a bummer, but still was absolutely badass. Had 5 tasting chips, and I used 3 on this bitch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at Avery Tasting Room poured a hazy dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of horseblanket, leather, dark fruit and some vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a tart finiish. Flavors of horseblanket, leather, toffee, cherry and light vanilla with a smooth lingering tart funky finish.

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