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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Wood aged Pale Quadruppel. Imagine a blend of Scaldis and Cantillon Pure Kriek. Forget it, there is nothing like it (yet). Vlad is shocking to your sour beer senses and taste buds, which do not understand that such a balanced delicate sour beer can be so drinkable and appeal to so many people while being extreme. But don’t forget, it will still open a can of 10.6% whoop-ass on your ass after all the pomp & circumstance of what an amazing beer it is subsides.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Decided to finally crack this. 750mL of cloudy burnt orange, with a fuzzy cap that reduces to spotty film. Aroma of wood, bourbon,sour peach and apricot, vinegar. Taste is a punch of sour and tart, ending with a nice sweetness. Medium carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (640) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
A big light berry sour smell comes off it. Not a big sour but a decent tart comes off. A small boozy background as it warms. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2806) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle. Golden hazy pour with a tan head. Super lactic tart aromas. Flavor is tart fruit, but less acidic then the aroma would suggest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (801) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
yellowish head that disappears quickly without lacing. slight orange-brown colour murky. aroma sweet, grape, citrus, boozy. taste like aroma, sour/yoghurt aftertaste slight wry. medium body and carbonation. bottle 75cl

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2014
750mL bottle, several years old. Poured clear, fiery orange with a nice cap of mostly white head. The aroma picked up strong berried vinegar and oaky notes over softer berry meat, darker fruits, and rich bread.. warm and engaging. The flavor opened with a tart kick of cherry skins, oak, and vinegar, with the cherries driving through the rest of the drink.. notes of molasses, dates, dark fruit, and rich cherry meat supported.. peppery bourbon and vinous notes joined cherry zest and oak on the edges.. finished sour (but not overly so) with some belly warmth. Heavier-bodied with low carbonation.. good feel from the sourness, but I wanted to get more of the base beer from it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (2716) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
Thnx to belgbeergeek Pours very light amber , almost no foam , and it fades immidiatly . Smell is sweet , funky Good carbo Taste is very full , sour and funky , oak , typical american but in a very good way , . Very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2014
I like this one but didn’t quite live up the the reputation. From the wild ales I’ve had it doesn’t seem that they need to be this high in abv. As such, it was a little heavier and sweeter than the best wilds i’ve had. Pours cloudy yellow with a lot of carbonation. Funky, a little bourbon, and sweet white fruit (think apricot). dry finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle share. Pour is hazy orange with a small frothy head. Aroma is of cherries, lemon peel, vanilla, roasted marshmallow, bourbon, and tartness. Flavor is on the sweet side with vanilla, oak, and slight booze in the foreground. Also has notes of citrus peel and white wine in the finish. Great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sitzds (280) - - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle pour into a tulip during #bottlecherwednesdays at Beachwood BBQ. Hazy yellow-orange in color with a thin white head that settles quickly. Aroma is sour, tart, oaky, apple cider vinegar, unripe orchard fruit especially apple, and grape skin. Flavor starts with moderate woody tartness followed by apple cider sweetness, there’s some acid on the finish. Light bodied, thin in texture, high carbonation, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Vintage ’09 A: Pours a dark apricot ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of loosely packed off-white head falls quickly to a thin, broken sheet of the same. Little lacing. S: Crisp apples, berries. The bourbon is quite evident on this one. Much more so than I had anticipate. Sour vinegar on the nose. Really nice. T: Like sour cola, bourbon. Woody. The beer is very complex. M: Medium to light body with low carbonation. O: Very good beer. I enjoyed this very much and plan to open another soon. Serving type: bottle 04-25-2011


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