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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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This beer represents a new venture into the world of beer and mystical experience. Contemporary theories of sound therapy are incorporated into a process which aligns this Belgian-style golden ale to the specific frequency that is expressed in meditation circles by the mantra "OM.” While resting in French oak chardonnay barrels for six months, the barrels and their contents were vibrated using therapeutic tuning forks and Tibetan chanting bowls at a frequency of 136.10 Hz @ 432.10 Hz. Studies have shown that vibration affects the crystalline structure of liquids and that water has the ability to 'memorize' frequency information and hold sound at nearly five times the magnitude of air. From Plato to Pythagoras to Kepler scholars have experimented with ways in which we define the sound of the universe and how it is relative to our own existence. Our process created an optimal environment, also, for the naturally residing microflora in the oak, bringing into the beer subtle expressions of Brettanomyces which complement the beer’s dry but malty palate with flavors and aromas of pineapple and peach fruit. OM expresses a truly harmonious balance of honeyed malt and hop, yeast and flora, and oak character, with a final stated goal of assisting humanity in its quest towards inner bliss, equanimity, and world harmony. Oh, and it’s delicious.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
EBF V NOTB. Sort of a wit/tripel/strong ale hybrid it seemed to me. Banana, wheat, citrus, apricot, apple, probably more, no reason to distrust that pineapple and peach weren’t there too, all nicely balanced, never gets overly sweet. My notes don’t really specify what was in the nose and what was in the flavor, but I do know that after not being sure what to expect, I was very impressed by this brew. Maybe there’s something to all this meditation/vibration stuff they talk about.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Clear pour the color of light golden honey. No head and still in the glass. 3. Aroma is an amazing blend of bubblegum and balsamic vinegar. 8. The taste is bitter up front, followed by biscuit malt, and then a Belgian yeast sweetness leaps forward. Delicious. 9. Slippery in the mouth with a lingering biscuit taste. 4. As good as anything at Russian River. 18

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
Verre, à la brasserie. Arômes de brettanomycètes, de chêne et de fruits confis. Robe dorée, légèrement trouble et effervescence faible. Très complexe en bouche, les touches de brettanomycètes, les légers tanins de chêne, la présence vineuse et le malt mielleux sont très bien agencés. La bière possède une belle rondeur en bouche, soutenue par l’alcool, et une finale relativement sèche. Rappelle une Buteuse brassin spécial de TDD, où les saveurs de pommes auraient été remplacées par des touches vineuses. Excellent !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 27, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Deep cloudy orange pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of yeast, barnyard and candied sugar with strong oak notes.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2008
Draft. Clear deep lemon brownish color. No activity/static. Tomato, V8 initial aroma. Celery, spicy, tabasco-like . . . am I drinking a Bloody Mary? :) Fruity pineapple, spicy flavoring. Very interesting. Pleasing. Nice go.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Hazy yellow body with no head whatsoever. Has a lot of funk coming off of it. It almost tastes like a cookies and cream milk shake. That is not a typo. Not really in a food way either. It just sits and sits on my tounge.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinto1993 (45) - Revere, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Had this at the Belgian Beer Fest Boston (Night of the Funk) 2009. Very similar to Allaghash Interlude. A belgian beer with wine qualities derived from aging in French oak barrels.


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