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RATINGS: 89   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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3.2
   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pours clear ruby mahogany, small tan head, dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is Bretty, roasted malt, ashes, cocoa, oak, nice basement and armpits. Flavor is light sweet, medium tart, lightly funky, oak tannins, roasted malts, citrus zest, lemon peels. Medium body. This is my kind of sour beer. I enjoyed this one. Nice use of Brett here!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting 2014 courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Nice aroma of dusty, peppery raspberries. Taste has hints of cocoa, dried fruits. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6111) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1727) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5872) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (778) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5330) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3554) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (685) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1418) - 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.


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