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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Lambic-style ale aged in oak barrels with pinot noir grapes.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9737) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Cloudy caramel-colored pour with a slight rose hue and a miniature, fleeting, white head. The aroma is an odd, but delightful fusion of barnyard funkiness, fallen oak, and either fruitcake or marmalade or both. Full-bodied and creamy with trace carbonation. The flavor is sour, featuring cherries, peach skins and oaken funkiness. Tart, fruity, refreshing finish. A world-class beer from De Garde provided by a world-class guy, newcigarz!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2399) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a hazy rose tinted dull golden color with a finger of white gaseous foam. Lots of earthy must, wet hay, vinous grape and mushroom on the nose. Palate follows with more fruit, wet basement funk, unripe cherry flesh, sharp vinous acidity, forest floor compost and moss.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (972) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2015
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours hazy red with medium head. Nose is musty oak, tart vinous grape and berry, big barnyard funk with horseshit and wet hayfield, just a touch of band-aid but it is very subtle. Taste has bright crisp juciy vinous grape and tart berry mixed with musty basement and old wet wood, lots of funk. Finish is mosty dry, acidity is strong but doesn’t go too far, juicy tart vinous fruit and grape, wood funk, barnyard. Great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle @ Pat’s. Hazed amber pour with a finger of white foam. There’s a lot of nice fruity character. Red grape, some guava, and cherry. A hint of pear and red wine vinegar as well as some lemon. Flavor is fairly sour as well. Lots of lemon, red wine vinegar, and some guava paste. A bit of cherry and raisin. Nice vinous grape quality to it. Slight sweetness and oak. Mild berry. Pretty nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4628) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Reddish pour, with an off white head. Quite sour, mild funk, cherry, lemon, berries, oak, and some biscuit. Not really a lambic, but a tasty sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (3115) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Hazy red body with medium sized white head and spotty lacing. Vinous pinot noir grapes, cherries, mixed berries, musty wood, a lactic quality, and a touch of earth and cinnamon. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, assertive acidity, and a invigorating finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3524) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle care of Ryan with some brahs. Pours ultra hazy red with medium sized top. Notes are sour and lactic fruits, mostly grapes but a lot of misc berries in this one also. Smaller flavor of wet wood, light barn, and earthy grains. Light to medium in body. Impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Ryan’s. Pours a deep amber hazed out body with white lacing. Aroma is funky tart fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of super fruity tart. Simple straight forward and great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Slightly blood orange red, sweetish cherry fruit character. Touch of cherry, pineapple mint, vague maybe biscuity malts. A bit of sour lemon candy character in the tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy reddish color. The aroma is a bit funky, fruity, vinous, minty, cheesy. Sour mouthfeel, very lemony, some berries, but not the complexity of a real Lambic.


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