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RATINGS: 233   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 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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4525) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle at Culmination Fest 16: Poured a rusty nail color but clear, head was bubbles. Aroma was vanilla and oak wood. Taste is acidic with oaky wood, spices, yet had some more of that vanilla and touch of coconut to balance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1328) - - AUG 20, 2016
Orangeish pour, fairly large head and good lacing. Sour aroma, wine, citrus, dark fruit. Very tasty here, vanilla, berries, lighter citrus, oak, earthy and sour but not overly so. Lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
complex and very sour reddish tinge. lacy. wood, vanilla and pickle. brianís bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (3210) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3717) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2369) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5457) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (447) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
copestx (79) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle at Briís in Encinitas. Reddish-brown, oak and vanilla flavours, mild tartness, not too sweet. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8054) - 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.


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