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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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American Wild Red Ale

This liberation begins its journey as DBA then continues through a “chrysalis” 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 santé!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1665) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2016
On tap at the Backcountry Pizza anniversary party. Clear orange color, with a small, beige head. The nose is orange juice, riesling, caramel, toffee, and juniper. Sweet, with a sharp, pleasant tartness. Medium body, sharp, creamy, and thick. This is an assertive sour, but with great balance. A lovely mix of unique aromas, with a strong, pleasant sour flavor. Just delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5082) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Poured a light pink or red color from the bottle with aromas of light tart cherries, wet wood, and some light musk. Flavors are the same tart cherries with some wet wood, tartness all around, but not enamel peeling. Liked this one a lot.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Pretty, light red with thick fast fading head. Nose is tart cherry, some light citrus, and wet oak. Smooth, very balanced with racy acid, some light cherry flavors along with some vanilla and oak. Batch 2.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Corked and caged bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is acetic cherries, oak, tea, toast malt, lemon, and light vanilla. Flavor is tart, pithy, and acetic cherries, vinous notes, vanilla, oak, light toast malt, nutmeg, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2757) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Aroma: Oak, Tart Cherries, Mild Red Plum... Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw/Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Great Lacing... Taste: Oak, Cranberries, Tart Red Plum... Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Drying

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anderson01 (292) - Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Copper color. Thick, bubbley, white head. Thick ring for lacing. Aroma has a strong tartness. Mint. Lime. Some slight cilantro . Leaves a dry palate like champagne. Lively carbonation. Short tart finish. Taste of rhubarb. Salty. Grapefruit. Some tart cherry. Easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3289) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Bert’s Mostly clear tawny amber color with a smallish bubbly off white head. Vinous rustic earthy funky nose dripping with macerated fruit. Huge puckering lemony tart flavor. Light earth sweet fruit mild funk. Light sweetness lingers a bit. Interesting blend of flavors, nice beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1861) - Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2016
12.7 oz corked n’ caged bottle- Pours copper orange with a geyser of bubbles and a crackly off white head that actually retains nicely and leaves thick layered lace. Aroma is lacto, pungent, vinegar, fruity, a melange of berries, a bit of funk. The taste is berry fruits, lactic, vinegar, less tart than the aroma, but still there, a bit of a unsweetened koolaid flavor here, oaky dry finish. Bubbly mouthfeel and a medium body. More dry than your average sour red, interesting beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2085) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12.7 oz corked and caged. Aroma is lactic, strawberries, lemon, wood. Pours hazy burnt orange with a medium beige head that falls after a minute. Taste is sour (7/10), dry, acidic, woody, tannic, vanilla. Carbonation is champagne-level bubbly. Overall, it’s good, but I like less bubbles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattH (714) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle from the brewery store. Reddish pour. Sour aroma. Flavor is complex and includes fruit, vanilla, oak, and some sourness. Body was a little light.


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