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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Dark artisan ale brewed with citrus and fermented in oak foeders. 100% brettanomyces. Citrus wildbier.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2014
1- raisin and cocoa 2- orange with a cloudy pour. 3- Very tart and some vinegar 4- medium-light body with a lively carbonation 5- I like this sour beer a lot, but I think that the vinegar aspect detracts from the rest of the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Acidic base, with faint roasted malts, rhubarb and lemon, and some generic fruity sweetness, followed by a nice bright and refreshing acidic finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1713) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, tan head. Some retention/little lace. Aroma is funky, citrus, light oak, light roast. Taste is tart, lactic, roast, citrus. Palate has average carbonation, slick, tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5796) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Brown colour with an off-white ehad. Aroma and flavour of caramel, barnyard, acidic, malt, spice, and tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 12, 2014
375ml bottle pours dark brown with a finger of offwhite head. Nose is tart dusty cocoa, cola, nutty roast, dark cherry, orange, citrus funk. Taste is mildly roasty ashy chocolate, cola, lemon, orange, tart citrus juice. Finish is tart medium-high acidity, fruity cola, orange, citrus zest, subtle chocolate. Very nice sour citrus stout/dark ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSDADG 2014. Pours a deep brown body with thin lacing. Aroma is lemon funk, cocoa and vague fruits. Mouthfeel is bright, tart and acidic with notes of lemon funk, tart citrus fruits and some lime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chow. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong oak, brett, and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with nice oak, funk, light citrus and sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (683) - USA - JUL 15, 2014
Aroma of sour citrus orange lemon bug some faint vanilla. Appears with a black body but a reddish light tan head. Settles with ring and very spotty lacing. Taste is citrus sour lemon orange rind lime. I average mouth feel. Dynamic flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1398) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Pours very dark brown, verging on black. The beer is completely opaque in my tulip. The head is medium-small and light brown in color. Bubbles fade to a ring and some scattered coating after a minute or two. The aroma has very mild roast, stronger orangey citrus and some nice funk. Also, a pleasant but mild oak character, as seems to be the norm for these St Bretta beers. Nice brettiness. Small amount of caramel and toast. The taste is fairly tart. There’s that same orangey citrus flavor, which packs a nice sour kick. The roast is very mild. Just a bit of darker malt with some caramel. Medium dry. The citrus mostly dominates the taste, but there’s a bit more oak character to balance things out. Medium pucker. Prickly carbonation but not too much of it. Nice enough beer, but I prefer the other St Bretta versions that I’ve tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (707) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
375 mL bottle shared with popery. 2014/ Batch 5. Aroma is somewhat muted with some toasted bread and dark grains. Medium phenolic character of pepper and grains of paradise with a light citrus note. Pours dark brown, almost with a small, fairly thick mocha head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges where it lingers. Flavor is moderately tart with a moderate citrus juice character. Light toasted bread and roast notes with hints of chocolate. Medium phenolic notes of pepper and grains of paradise. Medium light bitterness. Lingering acidity and toasted bread. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an interesting assn decent beer, but nothing amazing. I think I like the lighter St. Bretta versions more than this one. The Brett notes do seem to work well though. Malt is less roasty than I was expecting for how dark this beer is which is a good thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - yellow session. Aroma is big funky, horsey brett, and some salty sausage. Dark black colour with a halo of cream head. Flavour is big tart, some acid, grape skins and granny smith apples. Nice ingering fonk in the finish. Palate is musty and grainy on the tongue with a sharp acidic finish.

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