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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This is a beer that will make you rethink your definition of beer. It doesn’t taste like any beer you’ve ever had, yet it doesn’t taste like anything else either. Pushing the limits of brewing is what makes this job so much fun. Malted barley, wild yeast, hand picked Muscat Grapes, and French oak wine barrels are just a few of the things that went into crafting this beer. Breathe deep, take a long sip, and enjoy the creation in your hand.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Draught at the Merchant, 2/9/16.
Bright flaxen-yellow body shows a light to moderate haze and is topped by a medium-sized white head that slowly fades to cover.
Spice and herbs come out in the nose, up front, and are joined by a buttery oak character that is mitigated somewhat by a strong lemon-like citrus element. Hay and wheat-like graininess in the background is pleasing and helps keep things light and beer-like, while the grape character seems only lightly apparent from the nose (more estery and spicy than tremendously wine-like). Brett shows key limes, pineapple and soft guava notes, lending brightness.
Buttery oak and rich, developed brett acids contend with a lightly grainy maltiness that adds a crispness in concert with the tart acidity and light grape must qualities. Light sweetness helps balance (a light, honey-like pale malt) and though it’s quite woody and barrel-influenced, it’s never astringent/husky. Floral and fruity notes emerge with warming, but I can never quite shake the slight overabundance of buttery oak that does not go well at all with what the bright, tart, lighthearted brett and grape notes are trying to do. Carbonation is moderately tight, though a touch loose at times. Texture ranges from grainy to softly malty with a touch of oak slickness to it as well. Perhaps this seemed more revolutionary 8 years ago? It’s certainly a very competent sour, but doesn’t strike me as the best of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2772) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft at Bru Craft during Sour Bowl II. Slightly hazy bright gold pour with just a slight fizzy white head. VERY oaky sour with some nice vinous juiciness. Muscat grapes. Golden plums. Apples. Nectarines. Applesauce. Lemon. Pepper. Oak. A sharp mix of gentle amber fruit, giant tartness and huge tannins. Medium-full bodied. Seems it might not work but somehow does. Quite shocked. Pretty extraordinary!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3763) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 24 2015; eye: golden, hazy, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, green apple, fruity; mouth: acidity, sourness, green apple, fruity, semi-dry sour finale with good presence of green apple, full body, quite carbonated, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 24 septembre 2015; œil : dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, pomme verte, fruité; bouche : acidité, aigreur, pomme verte, fruité, finale semi-sèche aigre avec bonne présence de pomme verte, corsée, très carbonatée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2015
500ml bottle (batch 5) thanks to Reynolds in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a small head. Aroma of sourness, some light grapes, light oak, some pale malts, and some light spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. Glad to have tried this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1761) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
37,5 cl bottle, batch #3 from 2009 thanks to Baron! Pours a cloudy yellow with a tiny, white head. Aroma has yeast, fuck, white grapes, slight apricot, dust, white, sweet wine, some vanilla and some leather. Taste is grape fruity tartness, very dry and sweet at the same time. Fruity with lots of sweet grapes and a big, oaky vanilla character. Smooth, oily palate despite the tartness, but very low carb. Delicate and complex!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2389) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle shared @ the ever awesome dangerous bottleshare #7 . Batch 3. Pours slight hazy orange with almost no head. Aroma is very elegant with notes of smooth and complex brett, grape skin, peach, funky barnyard, fruit fresh (from grapes mostly), tropical white wine, oak and some dry woody notes as well. Very delicate aroma. The taste is tart and dry with notes of dry white wine, peachy notes, grapes, oaky notes, barnyard and some dry champagne. The mouthfeel is a little bit oily and the carb is rather low which suits this beer very well. This was really good! Lived up to my expectations! The age came out very nicely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1978) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
Shared at Dangerous Bottleshare #7. Pours hazy dark orange with no head. Aromas of peach, green apples, funk, dirt, lemon zest, vanilla, oak, light vinous notes, grapefruit, elderflower. Taste is sparkling, peachy, lemon zest, tart fruits, grapefruits, light grapes, vanilla, oaky dryness, small amount of brett, some spicy notes. Veryyy smooth!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with no head. The aroma is oak, apple skin, grapes, funk. Thin mouth, tart grape, light funk, lingering dryness as it warms up, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle, thanks to t0rin0! Batch 4. Hazy hay yellow liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, apple skin, light funk, light earth, white pepper and mineral. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon, apples, light funk and light grain. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really good and clean sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (959) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Smell is light sour with a saison character. Taste is heavy stone fruit skin. It is semi sweet and semi bitter.

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