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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
Courtesy of a generous trader
Cloudy blond color; small head. Lactic acidity, citrusy aroma, some plastic too; a bit creamy, very close to some Lambic. Good mouthfeel, strong carbonation but pleasant effect, nice fruity touch, the fruit adjunct carries some sugars too; citrusy sourness, but milder and more drinkable than other Sour beers. Balanced, well brewed, elegant. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 Bottle at BCTC 2010. Pours light gold, hazy, with a medium off-white head. Fairly malty aroma with good sour notes and light fruits. Flavor begins with some fruity sweetness then goes quite sour with brett and acid. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and a tart character. Finishes sour and lip-puckering. Very good beer. (4.1)

Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - thanks to Jack. Pours foggy gold with a few bubbles for a head. big funk and tang nose. Light to medium sweet, dry, fresh, plenty of lactic tang. Light bodied with soft, fine carbonation. Fresh, tart finish, lightly acidic. Very well rounded. (4.2)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at "Alex surölsprovning 2012". Hazy golden, small head. Sourish rubber aroma, vinous, fruity, grapefruit, citrus, oak notes. Fruity sourish flavor, sweetish, woody, a bit dry, sour, grapefruits. Complex and with nice fruity sourish notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (17704) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
Vorwiegend säuerlicher, in zweiter Linie auch angenehm fruchtiger Antrunk mit gutem Apfel-Birnengemisch. Aromatisch, die Säuerlichkeit ist hier Aromenträger und steht nur bedingt im Vordergrund. Ebenfalls aromatisch hopfig, was sich mit der Säure hervorragend verträgt. /12/12/13//12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
Bottle at the Angry Fist of Santa tasting at Chris_o’s. Hazy pale gold, very lemony tart aroma. Bleachy lemon. A bit like a lemony saison. It’s quite a good balanced sour beer. Good palate and good lemon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy straw color with a large white head that dies down to a thin white layer relatively quickly. S: A wonderful bright acidity to the nose with notes of lemon, green apple, and the muscat grapes used in this beer. Quite a vinous quality to the beer which I really enjoy. T: A moderate funky quality to the beer that is of the wet oak and must. The sourness is primarily lactic without any real acetic notes. The lemon and green apple character accentuates the white muscat grapes wonderfully, which provide a touch of sweetness. M: The body is on the light end of medium with a lively carbonation and a pleasantly dry finish. D: One of my all time favorite sour beers and one that I wish I could drink all the time. Just a great beer that I look forward to at every release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Cloudy, blonde. Wow...gooseberries...impressive sour fruitiness. Killer citrus - grapefruit & dalandan. Way sour, kind of grapefruit juice-like, and also quite spicy. Big citrus, crazy subtle nuances that don’t quite get at what they’re getting at. Very good brew - unique, complex and challenging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15578) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle @ Blindtasting, Odense, July 2011. Pours hazy orange with a creamy off white head. Tart nose of grapes and mould. Tart flavor with notes of brett, horseblanket, oak and grapes. Ends very dry. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear golden - small white head. Nice wooden, barnyard, grapes, horsey, sharpness, nice acid, oakey, light peppery sharpness. Lovely. Good complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Batch 4 thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours cloudy yellow orange with lots of carbonation. Nose is tart fruit, champagne yeast and oak. Taste is pleasantly tart, not overwhelming with oak, yeast and light spice.

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