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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
American Wild Red Ale

This liberation begins its journey as DBA then continues through a ďchrysalisĒ process involving 87% French and 13% American Oak barrels, and our proprietary collection of micro flora. To blend, we selected beer matured eight to 24 months in barrels, creating a synergistic beer. Immediately, toasted oak and lemon pith swirl on the nose and palate, followed by an amazing harmony of vanilla, coconut, Earl Grey tea and spice. The finish is crisp, with mouth-watering acidity and chewy tannins. Since we age, blend and bottle these beers once a year, there will be slight variation with each release. A santť!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (3177) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2016
bottle, from brewery store. batch 2 bottled 7/15/15 consumed 07/17/2016. good aroma, sweet and funky. dark fruits, 1st pour clean brownish orange color, good head and lace, 2 pour hazed darker brownish orange color. medium sour flavor, light body, thin creamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation, bitter acidic finish, thatís nice, really like the flavor, good mix of oak, funk, fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2016
bottle shared by a friend. poured an amber / orange colour with a white head. nose of nose is a mixture of sweet and sour, sweet raspberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, citrus, slight spices, oak, yoghurt, sour tart finish. dry aftertaste. pretty enjoyable american sour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2193) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared by Karl Meyer thanks. Lasting beige head. Clear solid yellow color. Big but mild acidity. Fresh and good taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5404) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Dark pit fruit and cardamom aromas. Sharp cherry and plum upfront turning dry in the lasting bitter pith finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (441) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
Poured into a tulip, the aesthetics are immediately pleasing. Roasted almond in color; capped with a head two fingers deep and eggshell in hue, the beer pours slightly thick and swallows its own foam blanket in minutes. - The aroma is oak, dark plums and a nip of lemon, but seems tame; delicious, but quite mild. Curious, I pull at the rim, letting the beer slip between my lips and over my tongue, flooding my mouth. I close my eyes, as not to dilute the sensory experience. Woodsy, earthy flavors drift with the brew, as silky and drinkable as Iíve experienced with a sour ale. Iím missing the jaw-cracking explosion at the back of my mouth, my tongue almost hungry for a little abuse. Despite the expectation of finding, in this bottle, a little something that would bite me back, the beer is delicious. - The finish is dry and lightly tart; each quaff from 44 degrees to 60 is consistently succulent at the draw and sere at the swallow. At the second pour, itís a warmer beer, and the foam rises to a soft, but very respectable three fingers. The last bit continues at the bottom of my glass as I finish it off, leaving just a bit of a pillow to fill the dimple at the center. - A lovely experience, this Agrestic, and despite my dashed expectations, a brew worth the moments Iíve spent embracing it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
copestx (66) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle at Briís in Encinitas. Reddish-brown, oak and vanilla flavours, mild tartness, not too sweet. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7960) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2016
375 ml bottle to snifter (thanks Ferris). This batch is 6.8% abv. Looks good; a very slightly hazy caramelish burnt orange with lively carbonation and ample fluffy off-white head. Smells mildly semi-sweet and moderately tart with notes of oak and brett. Tastes like it smells with a soft berry-like presence as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and pleasantly tart. An enjoyable AWA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2016
A hazy amber beer with a beige head. Tha aroma has notes of over ripe fruits, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, malt, caramel, and straw, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2016
Bottled 7/15/15; Sampled January 2016
A steady, soft pour produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head that slowly grows to fill the rest of my glass and start to peak over (over 6-fingers). The foam has an almost raspberry like fruity taste to it. Tart smelling with an underlying citrus and herbal note, it almost seems hoppy. There is soft funkiness here that suggests at a bit of mustiness, and perhaps a hint of muskiness. There is a hint of nutty, caramelized malt character, though this is quite subtle.

Tart with a soft grapefruit like character, the finish has a crispness to it that is mostly acidity, but also something that is sort of herbal, sort of citrus like in character, and definitely woody / oaky. The body is fairly light, but has a tannic structure to it that makes it stick to the palate just a bit; there is a balancing carbonation that isnít quite effervescent, but definitely prickly. The oak character plays a big role here, in addition to the wood flavors, there is a hint of vanillin, and some peppery wood notes.

This is a tasty sour, not as complex or funky as a Lambic (my preference in sours), but still quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (714) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle from a trade. It makes sense that the base beer for this is DBA -- itís a darker, reddish color than most American wild beers, and the extra malts give it a slightly deeper malt and oak flavor. Moderately sour, a little fruity, and full of great funk flavor -- it reminded me a lot of Allagashís Coolship Resurgam. Really excellent.

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