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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anova167 (300) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Aroma is of tart citrus, some funk, and a hint of dishwater. Taste is initially sour followed by an interesting softness from the wood. Very watery mouthfeel. Not the best sour I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3888) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 12, 2014
375ml bottle from Firestone Brewery Store. Nose is tart lemon, a hint of funk, a slight cherry note, and the omnipresent oakiness. Hazy amber with a huge beige head that laces heavily. Flavor is lightly tart, spicy, fruity, with just a hint of funk.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Keg ][ 2oz ][ @FOBAB ][ ][ Tumbler ][ 11.15.14 ]
Hazy tea, thin filmy white. Earthy rainwater, light burnt brown sugar and buteric. Slick green apple heavy flavor, tons of plastic and buteric in the slick, ultra thin finish, dry and dead instantly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Tastes of malt and toast, fairly tart but in a muted way, fruits, cherry. The oak comes through and a wine like quality as well. I think there is some tea here, but I get more cherry like flavor. Fairly crisp, fairly clear and light bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChinoSkillzian (167) - The Hills, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Tap at 38 Degrees. Pours a deep copper color with medium head. Excellent aromas of leather, figs, sour cherry, savory spice, spicy oak, and forest floor. The palate is sharp, with complex notes of oak, tamarind, leather, clove, acid, and sauteed red fruits. Very nice, will get even better with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2490) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Clear orange/yellow pour with a white head. Mild sour stone fruit notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
[ 375mL Bottle ][ 3oz ][ The Festival LA ][ $3 ][ Taster ][ 11.8.14 ]
>> Low haze amber tea pour. Great white lacin. Nose is muted, fresh lemon. Taste is citric, thinner bodied, mild raspberry tea, refreshing. As it warms, the nose brings oak, earth, a Flemish red vinous character, baked pie, subtle, subdued. Very nice as it warms. In taste, no acetic, on the verge of too much lemon, mild spicy oak, Flemish red notes of red berry and wine. Still, quite drinkable and soft rather than lacerating. Loving it. Drinkable, could kill an entire 375.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is cherries, taste is tart, dark fruit, awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (243) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours Amber with a thin off white head. Aromas of sour cherries with similar flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking. Hazy copper color with a medium creamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial ring of lacing. Aroma of tart fruit, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of tart cherries, vinous oak, yeast and caramel malt. The finish is dry with a funky cherry aftertaste. Solid beer all around.

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