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This beer sat quietly, aging in our barrel room for over a year before we decided it was time - time to blend in some beautiful ripe red grapes, Brettanomyces, freshly emptied wine barrels and time, this beer is infinitely complex and a challenge to the perception of what beer can be. This beer is re-fermented in the bottle and will age for years to come. Straight from the Captain’s cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy.


Crosling's rating

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Pros: Has some positive things going on. Nice oak character. Fairly long finish. Didn’t gush.

Cons: Really overly sour. Doesn’t have the softness, nuance and balance I prefer in the style. Harshly sour, masking so many other elements, like the wood and fruit. I like this style but this shows no finesse.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1624) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Lovely rose-hued, hazed pour with a clinging ring of pink-tinted white. Gravel, balsamic vinegar, sherry and cheese rind in the nose; funky and angular, with expansive depth. Dry chocolate introduces another level; sweat sock like mold and cheese notes detract. The flavor often sings with gorgeously layered fruit; blood orange, cranberry, and red grape are enveloped in elegant spicing and quiet density. The palate, warm and gently acidic, offers tenacity knowingly restrained; acid level is firm at the finish, with a kinder softness about it. Pleasant, detailed and calmer sour overall.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2463) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Got this through ufck BIF. Pours deep ruby red with a small wisp of beige. Aroma is tart cherry and oak. Taste is very tarte, some wet blanket, cherry and grape. More puckerish than Rodenbach. Quite nice sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (318) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber-y raspberry color. Aroma is lemon, orange, light red wine, booze, honey, balsamic. Taste is sour raspberry and wine grapes, Sweet Tarts, lingering tartness and syrupy sweetness. Nice balance of sweet and tart. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1225) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
shared bottle. poured a dark red amber colour with some white bubbles on top. red wine, oak, grapes, plums, cherries, vinegar, balsamic, slight acid brett,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (566) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Dark brownish red with a small white ring around the glass. Aroma of red grapes and funky butt-hole cheddar. Mouth puckering sour cherry and grape mist.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2044) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Tart. Sour. Pretty good. Lots of makt. My rates suck. Why are you reading this. Go home. Stop judging me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (846) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Poured into crystal wine glass. Reddish color, fairly hazy. Tart sour dark fruity aroma. Tart sour sweet tart, dark fruits, more sour. Yummy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4750) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Draft - Vintage 2010 - Cherry and oak notes with a bit balsamic. Clear caramel with no head. Tart, caramel and really nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1022) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle poured into wine glass. Reddish brown with low head. Aroma is tart grape and oak. Taste is big tart and vinous, great fruity finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1356) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle via trade. Batch 4. Pours a murky dark red, almost purple with little to no head. Aromas of creamy yogurt, oak, sour dark fruit. Taste is bitter and off dry. Flavor comes off as a little artificial... like flavoring was added. Never a good thing. Very oak moss, a touch too sweet, low carb. Meh.


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