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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A Barrel Aged "Lambic Style" Sour Blonde. Daliesque: Conscientiously affecting the ostentatious, weird, or bizarre.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
721Lance (78) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Dominant acid sour aroma with little if any head. Some very light sprits for C02. Grapefruit and cedar with barnyard and goaty coming through in taste. Zero hops. Overall what I expected in a beer fermented as a lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2015
Hazed yellow, white head. Really damn good. Nice lemony sourness, lactic sour, huge dose of earthy funk, some oaky notes. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3615) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle (750 ml) bought from Craftshack.

Appearance: Hazy-cloudy golden with no head and no lacing.

Aroma: Really oaky with medium spiciness, moderate to medium acetic notes, grapes and lemon.

Taste: Moderately tart with acetic notes, a lot of oak again, moderate spiciness, lemon, grapes and floral notes.

Palate: Medium body. Almost still. Oaky mouthfeel. Dry finish. A bit puckering. Lemon zest aftertaste.

Overall: Decent/good sour blond. Nice tartness, acetic presence is borderline overpowering, interesting oak character and decent drinkability considering the lack of carbonation and the acetic presence. As others have pointed though, a flat sour blond doesn’t equal to an unblended lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks buddy! pours cloudy pale golden, no head/lacing per say. lots of orchard fruitiness - peaches, apricots, but also tropical pineapple, american barrel - woody-forward with honeyed bourbony notes, pale honeyed maltiness - not getting any wheat; light acidity - citric lemons with an acetic touch; low funk if any. low carbonation, light body - oily; tart citric-spicy finish. nicely balanced but a spontaneous barrel-aged combined with loose carbonation does not suffice to call it lambic. anyhow, it was still nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1899) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a hazy/dirty yellow and completely still with no head or lacing. Nose is of vinegar and slight basement funk. Taste is of vinegar, cider vinegar to be precise. Body is medium, carbonation nil and all the acetic acid tingles a little. Overall this was barely OK and certainly not a lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3940) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle shared. Super hazy gold pour with thin ring of white foam. Aroma is acetic, cinnamon, spicy aroma, light vegetal notes. Taste is tart, light acetic notes, doughy lemony flavor. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (489) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Fresh, bright sour smell. Taste is nice bright medium sourness with some lemony citrus. Medium carbonation and body with mild foam.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Awesome sour peach mango and overwhelming sour tart green apple. Flavor is superb with light fruits and sourness. No hean mild to light carbonation if any at all. Mouth puckering enamel breaking tart sour lemon peel finish. Great lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1090) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2015
750ml bottle of 2011 release. Pours a pale orange color without any head. Looked to be no carbonation on the pour, and yes, there is no carbonation. Some interesting flavors and nice barrel flavor. Mild sourness. But the lack of carbonation lets it down a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (610) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Beautiful sour tangerines aroma. Smooth golden color light haze no head. Smooth sour transitions to a killer dry finish. Great sour beer.

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