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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This NW style sour ale is a strong blond ale aged in chardonnay barrels for up to 12 months, then aged with dried white figs and lemon peel or up to 12 more months. Aromas of sweet figs, golden raisins, and citrus zest are the first to be noticed. Hints of white wine grapes, lemon peel, and sweet figs roll across the palate, leading to a crisp lemon tartness in the finish that leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue.

2013 project = 10.7% abv


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11369) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2016
2014 sample at the Barrel House. This beer pours a hazy orange-gold color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. The aroma consists of dark fruit, yeast and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of figs, tart citrus, yeast and malt. The finish is fruity with a figgy aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6892) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy peach color with a thin white head. Aroma of sour lemon, peppery yeast and fruit. Malty flavor with sour lemon and slight sweet fruit before a fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
750ml corked bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a small fizzy white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is funky with some lemon zest and white wine grapes. Taste is a lemon sourness with a fruity and malty sweetness finishing very dry. Light to medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, this is one sour beast that is tasty and balanced, but oh so sour, did I say this one is sour. Recommended for the sour beer lovers out there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6197) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
75cl bottle via Beer Gonzo. It pours a clean orange color with a medium white head. Aroma is big funky lemon notes and light sweet fruits. Some raisins, lemon juice, lemon leaves, earthy funk, horse blanket. Taste is sour acidic, with a light fruity sweetness. Mostly citric sour with notes of lemon juice, lemon peel, light earthy funk, barnyard. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, excellent, resembles a Gueuze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Best beer I’ve had in recent memory. Hands down. You are going to read the word "sour" multiple times in this review. Aroma was sour. Lemon, grape skins and vinegar. I know sour is not a smell, but this thing hit your nose as sour as soon as it opened. Pour was a nice hazy medium gold with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was, you guessed it sour. Mouth puckering. You can taste the barrel, the figs and lemon behind the huge hit of sour goodness. Well worth the big price tag. Mild carbonation but it doesn’t detract from this gem.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6392) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Cascade Barrel House, Portland, OR. Pours orange with a smooth head. Aroma of tart vinous berries, wood, lemon and hints of figs. Taste is tart, sourish and slightly sweet with some acidic notes, wood, vinous notes, lemon and figs. Finish is sourish and slightly tart with some berries and vinous notes. Okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5749) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle at the DC RateBeer Tasting, thanks DCLawyer! 2014 Project. Slightly hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of light figs, lemon citrus, light funk. Tastes of tart lemons, figs, light dark fruit, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7148) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle pour at the May 1st DC Tasting. Poured a hazy dark golden color with a fizzy white head. Aroma has lots of figs, lots of acidity, light bitter finish. Not my favorite from them, but it’s tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6053) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
From a bottle at the DC gathering May 1, 2016. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Brett nose. Flavors of tart cherry and pit fruits. Smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (22720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruit sour funky figs aroma. Fruity sour tart woody figs and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty sour tart woody figs finish.


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