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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

Leighton's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (16268) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. Thanks to Bruce for this Pacific NW rarity. Pours Lilly hazy gold with a slight, white foam head. Some tangy citrus in the nose, hints of herbs, light funk. Light to medium sweet flavor, some funk, apricots, orange and tangerine, moderate tang. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent sweetness to finish, further citrus, apricot, some peach, pleasant sourness. Very fresh and refreshing. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Rating #1640 - #CBC2015 Beer 25 - On tap at Cascade - Pours a clear golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma is oak, figs, Brett. Medium-high carbonation, medium alcohol warmth, decent body. Palate holds more barrel character, with loads of funky Brett and sweet fruity notes. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2553) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Dark golden to bronze colored... Head quickly dissipates... Aroma of sweet citrus, wine barrel, raisins... Flavor is figs, citrus, grapes, wine barrel... Lemon tartness on palate... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Countbeer (5726) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle: Massive thanks Pushkinwow! 2012 project: Quick disappearing head. Hazy orange body. Aroma is an incredible mix of funk, wood, wild yeast, grapes, some other fruit tints, lightly white vinous, etc etc.. So inviting and interesting! Guess the special part in the aroma (and flavour) are the white figs. Flavour is sour, funky, white grapes, light white vinous, some wild yeast, light cheese, light otger fruit tints, some sprinkles of malts. Again etc. So tasty! Aftertaste is softer tartness with grapes, funk, light wood, light wild yeast, light lacto and some other fruit tints combines with a malty sprinkle. Medium carbo, light watery tart mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. Interesting balance, delicously tasty and beautiful complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (900) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina et Dominique. Peu mousseuse, très colorée et orangée. Une belle opacité me suggère un corps certain. Arômes fruités mais surtout acides, pas de manière funky, mais plutôt de manière artificielle. Plutôt étroite, bien que très pétillante. Le gaz est piquant sur ma langue déjà aux prises avec une sensation à la fois pâteuse et aigre mi surette mi acide. Côté déplaisant de vernis caché sous ces fruits présents mais peu ressemblant à la figue et ou la pelure de citron. Une bonne dose d’alcool ne fait rien pour calmer cette bière déjà très agressive. Assez longue en bouche, une bouteille que l’on partage à quatre.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3534) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bomber with thin ring of off-white head. Aroma of big lactic sourness, sweet vanilla and barrel notes, oaky tannins. Taste follows with sweet fruity notes, not really fig, but fruity. Booze is incredibly well hidden, really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1086) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2015
Glass thanks to the brewer at Borefts Beer Festival. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma has lots of lemon peel, citrus, tart stone fruits and a good amount of funk. Some grapey notes just in the back of the aroma. Taste is very tart, citric, lemon peel, stone fruits, some grapey tartness, funk. Dont see where the figs get in this but it’s pretty darn tasty anyhow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5367) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2015
750ml shared by Nick. Juicy super sour fig, lemon tones. Unfiltered orange-tan body. Oily thin head. Deep vinegar tones. A nice tasty treat, but too much vinegar and overboard sour tones for me. Some mild oak undertones. Not much subtlety or depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Draft (2013). Small white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, white grape, light sour, orange peel. Taste is moderately sweet, white grape, some fig, light orange, funk. Acidic medium body, alcohol well contained.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
750 mL bottle shared at a tasting. Hazy orange, thin fizzy head, poor retention. Aroma of bright apricot, white wine, pepper, funk. The taste is tart lemon and apricot, funk. Medium bodied, lingering funk. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
On tap @ the brewery, RBSG. Hazy light orange. Vague unripened orchard fruits, a bit funky, moderate acetic sourness. Good.

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