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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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!

LtDan's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Appearance: Pours an amber brown with a white ring of head.

Aroma: Sweet tart candy, bready malt, grandmas house.

Taste: Bready malt ,tartness. Vinegar.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied modest bubbles.

Overall: I’m not the biggest DBA fan, this is slightly more interesting, but not one of my favorite sours they’ve been piloting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13913) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Hazy light amber, brett up front, light amber notes, light body, still bretty. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3143) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, reddish orange color, with a modest layer of soft white head foam, and wavy strands of lacing. The nose was yeasty brett, floral & spice, tartness, esters as cherry & berry, and only subtle, barrel induced hints of vanilla & coconut. Light to medium bodied, the taste was a bit mellower than the aroma, with subdued sour nature, tannic & rind-like bitterness, with dry & lingering astringency into the finish. Fell off just a little, but still quite tastefully balanced & complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a reddish orange color with a large creamy off white colored head. Mouthfeel is sour and tannic. Notes of yarn, malt vinegar, vanilla, leather, and dried fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1244) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle. Absolutely incredible. Vanilla, coconut, wild yeast, a lot of oak barrel, spice. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1005) - - NOV 21, 2015
375ml bottle. Vinous red wine aroma with notes of wood, cherry, apple and some vanilla. Pours amber colored with a moderate tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Starts with sweet cherry and apple flavors with some vanilla to go with a lively mouthfeel due to the carbonation. Finishes smooth, but very sour with vinous red wine flavor and just a touch of wood. Excellent sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (2164) - - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle. Ruby with thin off white head. Oak, vanilla, coconut, peach skins, red wine. Thin sticky body and light carb. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Red pour with white head. Sour and apple cherry wood taste. Delicious. Had a 2oz pour of this at FOBAB 2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6016) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of cherry, grape, lemon, vinous notes, and lemon. It’s a transparent amber with a small white head. The flavor starts with light cherry and grape. The finish has light-moderate lemon, oak, and vinous notes. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle, cloudy amber pour, big carbonation, tart aroma with lemon and touch of funk. Flavor is balanced tart, little bitter, earthy notes, wood. Good but for the price would expect more complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (597) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle at Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is funky, some hooves in there, light fruit (maybe raspberry). Taste is mild sour with tannins, oak, raspberry tea, old and stale lemon candies. Would have loved a little more sweet / fruitiness. Solid American sour.

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