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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle shared by the Gambeez at the 6/27 Del Mar Doom ... it keeps on rolling... this was a GREAT beer! Explosive nose of brett, woody, grapes, earthy...wow. Flavor one uped it ... SOUR. Sour. puckeringly sour. Dry, lingering, grapes, cherry, pear, fruit juice... palate was soft and rolling. This is some serious shit. Supplication on crack. Thanks Justin, I loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9373) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375 ml bottle. Batch No 2015.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma is moderately sour with ripe fruits and dark berries, some yeast and wood. Flavor is dry and woody, some malts, dark berries, sour apricot and yeast. A bit mellow with my high expectations, decent anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5734) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle 0.375l at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Thanks to Jow! Batch #2015. Colour is reddish light brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, some tartness, some sourness and dryness. Very nice juicy berries but needs maybe little bit of sourness and tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
37,5 cl bottle @ home.
Aroma has tart berry juice and some currants. Flavour is tart with sour berry juice and milky tones. Also wood, mild balsamico tones and red wine. Perky and aggressive but not my thing exactly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6487) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375ml bottle, 2015 vintage. Pours deep reddish with a tiny white head. Aroma of sour berries, wood, oak, bretta, vinous notes and tartness. Taste is tartish, oaky and woody with some bretta, sourish vinous berries, toffee and grapes. Finish is smooth, slightly tart and sourish with hints of oak, wood, berries and vinous notes. Not very intense, but quite balanced vinous sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber brown colour without a head. Aroma of strong green apples, vinegar, some chocolate and wood. Flavour of strong vinegar notes, green apples, red berries, a bit of toasted malts and graininess. Some wood. Medium bodied. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 Draft at Monks. Very hazy copper pour. No head. Full-flavored sour with tons of rich complex dark red grape tannins. Plums and prunes. Chestnuts. Raspberries. Blueberries. Acai berries. Bing cherries. Wild strawberry caramel in the middle but a very dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10522) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy copper brown with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong oak, funk, brett, grape. Thin mouth, funky, grape, oak tannin, light tartness, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2016
For Cinco de Mayo! Batch No 2015, corked and caged, 12.7 fl oz, no idea about alcohol level. Unavoidably extreme and terrible gusher, probably lost about a quarter to the floor, resulting hazy chestnut beer in the glass incredibly carbonated, agitated like a shaken nest of hornets long after the brief tan head fizzed itself out. Nose potent Brett, grape with huge cherry and raisin, sharp acidity, very heavy wood, some mild lactone but more woodsy and decaying leaves overall. Bracing acidity puckers right off the bat and it has that element that amplifies the bitterness to medium-strong; it’s not an IPA-like bitterness, cleaner and closer to scratchy tannins than hop derivatives. Tremendous fruitiness married perfectly to the sourness, a really fresh, bright edge on top. Little bit of lemon/citrus along with the balanced but deep and complex brown malt. Nice mix of lactic and acetic, the latter reserved enough that I can’t readily use my favorite ’balsamic’ deScriptor; medium body with a milky and lightly burning finish. Still no idea about alcohol. I really like the grape variety they used, neither jammy nor foxy, but elegant and warm; the tannins and wood lend tremendous structure to what would otherwise be an over-aggressive loudmouth (though I’m sure someone’s calling this a "wood bomb"). World class, right here. [2016.05.05: 4.3]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1418) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2016
Dégustée en compagnie de Marc-André et Yan. Après une verticale de 4 ans de KBS, rien de mieux pour se rincer le palais qu’une jolie sour BA! Un look léger et intelligent. Le liquide est mi rouge mi rose, dépourvu de toute mousse. Les arômes qui me parviennent sont celles d’un baril affirmé ayant longtemps servi de résidence à un funk plein de vie s’étant empiffré de raisin rouge. Aucun alcool mais un vinaigre qui laisse présager une acidité sans merci. Aucune surprise ici, le liquide est d’une acidité tranchante et s’adresse aux palais exercés. Malgré cette agressivité, la buvabilité demeure bonne, propulsée par ces douces saveurs de baril, de raisin et de figue. Intense mais très plaisante!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (3182) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2016
Refrigerated 12.7 green bottle from trapped 2015, poured into a tulip. Clear light red with very small beige head. Aroma is rich grape, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is grape and tart.

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