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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2137) - 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 ’09

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2296) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Aroma is overripe fruits, some cheesy funk and candy apple. Taste is up front very fruity but finish is very sweet and sticky and hard to drink.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Tap at Night of the Funk. Pours a pale gold. Aroma has notes of paprika, seaweed, clove and acetone, with a gentle tartness. Soup up front in the mouth with an ugly, buttery, oily finish. Looks like 136.10 Hz didn’t do the trick (gimme a break with that, btw. Waste of time. If that’s what you feel you need to do to create a superior beer experience then you are doing it all wrong. I’m all for experimentation in brewing, but this pseudo-science BS should be saved for Tom Cruise and the church of Scientology).

2.7
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2014
draft at brewery, couldnt finish it. it was a very sweet biere de garde with a tiny bit of brett. This is one of the best increasingly undrinkable per sip. Meh damn.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 9, 2012
On tap at the Night of the Funk 2012. Old socks, manure, rotten grass, and acetaldehyde lead to hints of really poorly made mead. The only beer at the fest I couldn’t choke down.


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