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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Wax and Twine. Tough wax. Pours dark and ruddy with a frothy/foamy beige head. Aroma is mildly fruity. Nothing sour here. Perhaps a bit berry/earthy. Med body. Flavor is tart, approaching sour. Flavor is earthy, berry, astringent - finishing sturdily earthy - and the tart never really leaves. The berry is also in the finish. This may not be super sour, but it fits the style, and reminds of some of the Belgian fruits des bois. And the better ones. With time it seems to get more sour. This is certainly an excellent ale, possibly brilliant, and, for me, one of the more enjoyable of the eclectic ale selections from Epic. Bravo!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22, capped and waxed and strung with jute. Pours a murky dark brown with a loose tan head. Mild pickles and pomegranate on the nose. Watery flat body--tiny hints of carb, but almost completely flat. Pickles and freshly turned dry earth on the mid palate. Big rocky mineral finish. Kind of all over the map here. Definitely tastes like a first try.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Taster @ PNA Summer Beer Taste 2012. Not quite as exciting as Epicís other offering (see "Beach Beer") but pretty good nonetheless. Ruddy brown color. Another gose, though rather mild in the sour department.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle 72 of 216: † Deep deep red to the point of being nearly brown, thin to moderate sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing. † Pale fruity nose, minor woodiness, a little musty like a sour Brune. † Soft tart dryness up front, some immature cherries, a touch of wood. † Decent start, seems like a softer Sour/Wild Ale that isnít too extreme. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Mainly comes across as a tart, slightly dry, immature fruit flavor (mainly cherry), with a minor wood aspect. † Perhaps a good beginner example, one that isnt too sour or dry.   Could use a minor bit more of sweetness tho.



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