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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma of oaked chardonnay, maple, and funk. Pours deep orange slight fizzy head. Taste is sweet like a sweet white wine, nice funky yeast, and great biscuit bourbon notes. Fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1923) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours amber with a khaki head. Aroma is cherries, oak, and funk. Flavor is leather, cherry and berries, wood, earthy funky notes, tart and vinegary.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle, copper pour, small white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of dark fruit, cherry, lemon, acetic acid, funk, light barrel. Taste is tart, lactic, cherry, lemon, acetic, vinegar. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Appearance: Pours a murky mahogany with a micro film.

Aroma: Tart plum skin, bourbon, some coriander and or some savory spice.

Taste: Tart red fruit, mellowed bourbon, red wine vinegar. Modest tannins, lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, puckering with soft carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this immensely. The closest thing I could compare this beer to would be Upland’s Gilgamesh, but would give this beer the slight edge on favorite. Very tasty and inviting. Sour, but not twist your face off sour. Wish I had one to sit on for a year.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on January 25th, 2013 during day 1 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.

Appearance: Pours a light maroon cloud.
  Aroma: Aroma of of tartness, sweet.
  Taste: Tart cherry, some funky sourness.
    Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: I am not a super fan of sour/wild ales but this is a solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
750 bottle thanks to Specs downtown Houston. Hazy, cloudy, dark amber with little head. Nice citric funky nose. Flavors overwhelming with the first taste, with lots of citrus, acidity, then toning down on the end with a faint sweetness. Can’t find the barrel or alcohol in this-hard to believe this rolls in close to 10%. It’s delicious and so easy to drink. Top quality stuff here-well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
750ml bottle. Hazy amber brown brew with some off-white head. Nose is funky and tart - cherry, oak, tobacco, and vanilla. Flavors of bourbon, earth, dark fruit with a vinous feel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
bottle. pours a deep golden to hazel with a small light tan head. Aroma of vinous a touch vinegar, sherry and vanilla, earthy and a touch funky. flavor stars sweet for a quick second with vanilla and oak before hitting hard with vinous tart notes, bretty and earthy funk. Mredium body and crisp carbonation. good beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1489) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke for pulling this one out of the cellar stash! pours semi clear rusty brown red with medium head. Nose is musty earthy dark cherry fruit and old damp leather. Nice complexity of tart vinous berry and cherry, musty wood and grape, damp wood. Finishes fairly dry with some funky tart fruit, earthy barrel, forest wood and dark cherry wine spice. Acidity still nicely balanced. Nice stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle pours deep ruby/orange with no head retention, well carbonated. Smell is very fruity, minimal oak presence. Cherry. Taste is very tart, pretty dry and coats the mouth. Puckering effect. Very nice.


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