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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Strong Pale
This Northern France inspired strong pale hybrid has gone through a six month secondary fermentation with the “wild” yeast strain brettanomyces lambicus, then dry hopped in order to meld bright fresh hop aroma and accent with aged wild yeast character. Pear and citrus hops play with tropical fruit, smooth earth, and light hay flavors from the wild yeast. Released annually.

Malts 2-Row Barley, Munich, Crystal
Hops Calypso, Chinook, Citra, Nugget

harrymel's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Picked this up at Malt and Vine Pours a crystal gold with a sheet of whites. Smells of pineapple, grain, some hay, some nice amber malt. Good nose. Flavor is grain, cardboard, some funk, some other goods. Medium bodied with moderate carb. Nice beer, but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2755) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2016
Tight white head that lasts, skimpy lace. Clear, blonde color, tiny bubbles rising. Nose is a touch tart, woody, earthy and spicy. Body is light with nice carbo level. Dry malts, dusty and woody, love wood, hint astringent, light blanket and must, strawberry. Dry finish is tangy with a little fruit. Decent stuff. Bottle from beastiefan, thanks Eugene!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle: Poured yellow with white bubbles. Aroma is funky spicy. Taste is tree pine and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 17, 2016
Mild, earthly wild ale. Citrus flavor at the end. Dark brown, reddish ale. Tried with Winchell, Josh, and Al in Seattle in 2016.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donandres (257) - , Washington, USA - APR 6, 2016
Tap to glass @ brewery tap room@ Redmond, WA Appearance: Light amber/golden, clear, medium white head disappears slowly, lacing Aroma: coconut, initial scent of hops, sugarcane stalks Taste: medium bitterness, long follow through Feel Palate: Overall: Good beer, Drank April 5, 2015 9pm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (733) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAR 3, 2016
2015 bottle, clear amber beer, white head faded. Aroma malt, kombucha, citrus, pineapple. Taste is black pepper, lychee, oak, kombucha, pears, salt, grapefruit, resin. Palate is light, carbonation moderate. Finish is tannic oak and resin, and is out of balance with the rest of the beer. If this had just a bit less oak it would be outrageous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2556) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Clear oily orange with minimal head. Citrus and other light fruits with slight malt. Sweet aroma. Medium body. Flavor is musty and dry citrus, tart middle, dry finish of hay, earth, and citrus. The dry booze really lasts. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17982) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy light amber color, small head. Nicely Bretty and funky, with oranges aroma, quite dry, with final astringency.
Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11861) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
375mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Nose is very woody, with lots of oak, bretty funk, and hay. Flavour is quite funky, with considerable bretty notes, wood and oak -- not getting any of the fruit. Super dry, funky and a little bready. Wonderfully complex and highly drinkable. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (1935) - Idaho, USA - MAY 16, 2015
12.7 oz bottle- Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Aroma is very brett forward, while i was pouring the glass i got the aromas of funky wet basement, mildly tart, fruity, very appealing. The taste is citrusy, light tartness, brett, hops are very noticeable, imparting a dry finish. Wonderful beer, even better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2304) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle from the Beer Authority.

Very glad to get to try this one. Black Raven continues to impress. Beautiful glowing gold pour (I wish you could see the sunlight streaming through right now) with a modest white head. Aroma of dry dusty fields, flavors a very well integrated blend of leathery brett with satsuma orange peel, quite dry, not all that complex but a beautiful venue for the brett. Zero sign (beyond the mild buzz from blasting through a bottle on an empty stomach) that this beer is above 6%. Lovely beer. I could drink huge volumes of this.

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