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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 4.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Golden Ale aged in barrels that once housed Cuvee de Castleton. All the fruit was removed from the barrel, it was given a brief hot water rinse and then filled back up. Aged for close to a year. Brettanonmyces was the only souring yeast/bacteria used. ABV around 7% based off the OG and FG of the beer.

Editors note: 375ml bottle, dipped in golden wax, and having a label that states it was bottled 6/12.
Released in October 2012, ~240 bottles.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8897) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle shared by Jay at my house. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of farmhouse yeast, funky, lemon, oak and musky grapes in the background. Medium body. Well balanced funky tartness. Not overpowering.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2299) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Ron! Musky pale, cloudy straw colored body with light white, quickly fading head, much akin to the fizz you’d get from a 7-Up. Aroma is full of decently sour stone fruits, peaches, pear skin, lemon, perhaps some apricot. Some tropical essence in the background, both sweet & a little acidic/tart. Not much funk, perhaps just a little wet oak on the back-end. Taste is pretty sour & acidic, even more so than the aroma suggests. Green apple, pear, peaches, mango, maybe even some cherry vibrance. Citric lemon with mild acidity sprints into the end as the tartness fades & a little sweetness carries things into the finish. Light pineapple-y, funkified Brett notes with a heavier hand of drying oak in the aftertaste. Still fairly stone fruit heavy overall. Nearly puckering, but also quite sweet & juicy. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11852) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle shared with AJ in NH. Thanks! Pours cloudy yellow-gold with a moderate, white froth. The nose holds lemon, pale wood, mandarin orange. Light sweet flavor with cleansing sour lemon, mild acidity, faint doughy sweetness. Light bodied with average carbonation. Crisp finish with great lemony tang, faint grassy bitterness, pleasant funk. Wonderful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5855) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Hazy golden pour with a white head. The aroma has some wheat, oak and lemon notes. The flavor is full of similar notes with some tart wheat, lemons and oak. Medium mouthfeel an medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
(375ml bottle thanks to brystmar) cloudy gold dregs pour, little to no carb. Nose is bright, juicy tropical fruit, honey, great mix of lacto/pedio, smells awesome. Taste of honey, apricot, lightly sour, not as bright as expected but really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamJackson (2871) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Bottle shared with Leighton. Enjoyed at 55F in stemware.

A - Cloudy yellow appearance. Nice lacing and a thin head. Slight gusher but we caught it!

S - Lots of lemon grassiness on the nose. Melons and acetic smells as well.

T - Nice overall. Starts with soured wheat notes and rustic funk. Hint if lemons and pineapples. Pretty citrusy and finish is butterscotch and there are some oak undertones. Nothing crazy

M - Medium mouthfeel, sticks around in the tartness for a while with lemon zest.

O - I enjoyed this one but nothing that I’d seek out again.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dchmela (2676) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Thanks to Maltajo for the bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin off white head. Aroma is tart, slightly sour grapes. Taste is bright clean malt, crisp, light bitterness with grape notes and a hints of sour. Well balanced and really tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle 375ml. Pours hazy/cloudy blond with almost no head (white). Some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, acid, fruits. Taste is of citrus, acid acetic? (mild), fruits. Palate: Ligth body. Good balance. Refreshing. Overall: Very good. Acetic, but not overdone. Crafty blend.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
bottle share at BW - pre-hill farmstead 3rd anniversary - thanks a lot - highlight of this tasting session. hazy pale golden with a minimal white head. aroma is awesome: bretts, funk-plenty, juicy, citrus, vinous, white grapes, pepper. taste shows just a few acetic notes, grass, lemon, light oakiness and full grown brett species and colonies. average to soft carbonation, light body, very nice fruity and juicy and lightly tart lemon and other citrus. excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1402) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle from Gianni - thanks! Hazy yellow pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is light tart and funk with cheese rind, lemon, raging, and white white grapes. Taste is light tart and lemon, with gueuze-like funk and muscat notes. Crisp, substantial mouthfeel. A-grade sour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swans (127) - FRANCE - MAY 28, 2013
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice foamy white head. Perfect oak-funk-citrus balanced beer. A nice brett expresion


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