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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A hybrid beer unlike any other. Belgian fermentation, American hops, Virginia foothills deep-well water and Kentucky bourbon barrels. Bizarrely delicious.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC bottle: pours reddish and a white head. Aroma is whikskey and barrell tree and some dark fruitiness. Taste is slightly sweet. Very woody... Kind of like cork. Some light bitternesss. Some yeastiness. Not really my favourite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cougfan95 (24) - - APR 1, 2015
Draft at Mekong Restaurant - this is a barrel aged version of Local Species. Ours dark Amber with large vibrant white foam head. Barreling adds nice age, caramel and bourbon tones to a very good pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Draft at South Street Brewery. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, light white wine. Tastes of white wine, floral, yeast, lemons, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2846) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
This one is good and a little strange. Pours amber with a lacing white head. The aroma is whiskey sweet with a hint of something sour. The flavor is whiskey and wood, with just a hint of the sourness. A little bit of Belgian spice is in there too.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
partchapol (58) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Smell with caramel, floral, Bourbon, come with yellow orange color, white crown, good taste against its look, somewhat sweet but good bitterness, slightly above carbonated, right texture, very good beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3533) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of a kind soul... shared in a location remote of my dining room.
Pours a hazy yellow with a good head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is a little funky and fruity with some nice wet limestone basement stuff happening.

The flavor is lightly bitter with a little bit of fruity hop character and some nice minerallity. The barrel character here is left mostly to a minimum only adding a light woody component... which is cool, I do suppose.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (984) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear Amber pour with a big white head. Vanilla, spice, black tea, oak. Dry and oily throughout medium body. Vanialla, bitter, orange peel, oaky and dry finish. Interesting but not my favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
750 mL bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA (best before November 2015 on the cork). Deep orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, light citrus, and faint bourbon barrel. Really nice, unique taste of tangerine hops, wet grass, Earth, vanilla, and oak. Lingering bitterness undercut by booze and wood. Completely original and well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is dry toasted malty, subtle wineous and slight phenolic. Mild sweet, fruity, toasted and vague spiced. Lingering phenolic and slight estery into a medium dry and toasted finish. Somewhat oxidised.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1446) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Appearance: medium brownish gold, with a creamy yellow-white head that shrinks quickly to a thick cap. Aroma: big nose of banana, bourbon, vanilla, citrus, raisins, lemongrass, wet wood. Taste: fruity and sweet, almost like a tripel; there’s some good citrus and banana, then a solid vanilla bean shot, with some caramel and bourbon. Finish: lingering, warm, boozy sweetness with caramel, vanilla, and fruit, with just a bit of herbal and floral hops to dry things out. Notes: Interesting. Boozier than expected for a 6.6% abv beer, but not off-puttingly so. Found this an intriguing combination of Belgian ale characteristics married to fruity hops and boozed up by the bourbon barrels. Bottle courtesy of and split with Zoltan, who hated it.


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