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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.Ē 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 beerís 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 itís delicious.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Sample at NotF. Pours a light cloudy yellow color with a foamy white head. Nose is lightly fruity with clove and banana esters. Palate is lightly fizzy and clean. Flavors of toasty malt notes and yeast with a light hint of clove.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (2708) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft at the brew pub. 5 oz taster. Nose is funky oak and Brettanomyces, good amount of funk. Taste is mostly the same with a bit of musty hay. Mouthfeel has a mild Puckering affect. Medium in body with a slightly drying texture. Decent. Well worth a try if you enjoy Brett.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
(Draft) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of coriander, sweet citrus, apricot, pineapple, mustiness, banana, sweat, and light horse blanket. Flavor of sweet citrus, honey, light herbs, funkiness, and candi sugar with a semi-dry oak finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Draft at EBF. Pours a light golen body with a a creamy head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, banana, and belgian yeast. Flavor is that with little etoh expression.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Sampled at Night of the Funk 2009: Slightly hazy golden with a thick dense white head. Tannic buttery Chardonnay aroma- mild odd phenols are there as well giving off a plasticy note over a green raisin fruity undertone. Creamy body- warming. Some mild vanilla flavor mesh with a buttery white wine vinousness and sweet oak. Thereís an herbal note on the back. This is quite interesting, but I canít say I liked it through and through. (Perhaps itís because Iím sensitive to the diacetyl of the California Chardonnays).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9014) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On tap at Avery Strong Ale Fest poured a clear orange amber with a smal lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, white wine, light oak and light barnyard funk. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of barnyard funk, biscuit and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering funky finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5042) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is lightly sour with grain, green apples, grapes, winelike. Taste is grain, caramel, sour apples, grapes, sweet fruity. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. 090312

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Sweet and syrumpy nose...winey too! Golden and white head. The wine flavors are a bit too pronounced but nice. Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest í09

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
A Sim rate (on tap at Cambridge brewery tap): aroma is sweet but very alcoholic. Itís the maple in a bourbon barrel with some smoke thrown in. Flavour of bourbon and maple with sour lemon drops and citric orange fruits. Thereís a real kick in the finish. So sweet and sour. I like this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Pouring at the Night of the Funk event in Boston. This one turned out to be one of the starts of the fest, but for me it had nothing to do with the beer. The hype and story around this was phenomenal. Tons of people talking about it both interested, and full of skeptical sarcasm. The story and method for the beer was quite neat. The beer itself was rather forgettable, pouring a just clear yellow, and smelling like oak and vanilla. A little acid, and a little mustard. Not a lot else though.


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