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Bitter End Apparition Ale

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Bitter End Apparition Ale
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Formerly brewed at Bitter End Bistro & Brewery
Style: Saison
Austin, Texas USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A saison named for the ghost that is said to reside in the B Side. Spiced with pepper,orange&lemon peel and coriander.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Fruity and spicy aroma with a doughy yeast character and plenty of chewy malts. Clear golden body is topped by a generous and lasting, fine bubbled, white head that laces well. Fruity, doughy sweet flavour with herbal and peppery notes. Smooth texture to the medium body with lively, fine bubbled, effervesence that is gently prickly on the tongue. Not sure how well it fits my idea of a saison but this is certainly an enjoyable Belgian Strong Ale. Sampled at GABF 2005.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005
Aroma: grains, grass, and wheat
Appearance: yellow, small white head, some lacing
Flavor: grass, wheat, hay, mint leaves
Palate: smooth and spicy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Totally clear golden straw body hails a fizzy diminishing off-white head. Aroma is rather spicy hinting at grains of paradise, peppercorn, ginger, but even at that, the malt base is surprisingly potent, both caramelly and cerealic. The white wine appearing yeastiness somehow manages to bring herbal figs and grapes into the blend, that starts to become more than original. Once again, the surprise is tall when alcohol feels its way to our senses and the tart citric and lactic components become obviously more than a fad. Most interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Clear gold. Very smooth with a nice carbonation level. Big, rich and sweet malts with a bit of sour-citrus mixed in. Nippy coriander and pepper. Dryish finish; moderate bitterness. Not enough funk, IMO, but still really tasty and a pleasure to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Nose-soft soap, heather, and lavander. Clear gold body with foamy head. Taste-corriander, black pepper, very soft

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2158) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2005
A really nice version, or as my 16 month old would say, "pica pica pica pica". I don’t know what that means, but she says it when she’s happy. So, pica pica pica pica!!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2005
On tap. Dark orange with a White head. Big time citrus aroma and flavor. The spices that it is brewed with shine through wonderfully. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Pour is light amber with a thin tan head...smell is spicy with gingerbread, nutmeg, and yeast...the nose is fantastic...delicate mouthfeel...taste is spicy with some clove and corriander, but lots of ginger, pepper, and light citrus fruits...finish is too quick...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2005
On draught and served by the ghost. :-) Golden/orange color with small head (will get better since it was just put on tap). The aroma is yeasty, mild sweetness and a nice touch of malt. The flavor has some coriander, sweetness (orange peel?), some pepper notes and it is very smooth. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Cloudy dark orange with a white head and good creamy lacing. Citrus (sweet orange and coriander) and pepper nose. Flavors of pepper, citrus, earth, malt, and fruit.. Nice creamy finish. Very drinkable. Way to go Brian!


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