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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Our first foray into the funky world of lambic style beers. These traditional Belgian style ales are exposed to both wild yeast and bacteria, as well as the addition of fruit, during the secondary fermentation. Ours began back in 2010, with the blend of two wheat ales and inoculated with Brettanomyces Lambicus, Brettanomyces Bruxellensis and lactobacillus. We then added ollalieberries—no, that’s not a typo—and waited patiently for two years! The result is amazing: a distinctively, dry, cidery, fruity, vinuous and oh-so sour beer. Bracing and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared by adnielsen during Christmas in Vail. Thanks Aaron! Pours a ruby red color with white head. Mixed berry, slight sour aromas. Tart, berry, cherry flavors. A subtle sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle in Vail with jcnielsen. Pours a murky deep reddish violet appearance with a pink head. A lot of funk and oak, some cheese, blackberries, black raspberries, vanilla, and some yogurt in the nose. Moderately sour. Lots of blackberries, light apple, cheese, and some acid. Pretty dang good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2641) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Un liquide rosé marécageux qui respire la grange poussiéreuse dans laquelle pousse des petits fruits rouges. Des efforts acétiques et acidulés se relancent vigoureusement avant de laisser la place au tanin ferme.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle share courtesy of MrBrightside53. It pours with a clear bright reddish to purple body that supports a pink hued looking head.. The aroma offers up rich berry notes, hibiscus herbal spices, floral flowers and then tart and barnyard earthiness. The taste delivers berry like tartness, more vague yet puckering tartness, some acidic citrus and then plenty of berry and currant fruity goodness. Wow! Nice stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9796) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bright reddish pour, white head. Sour, juicy and delicious. Reminds me of a nice sour cranberry juice. Nice lactic sourness, perfect carbonation. Great beer!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"Sooooooo happy everyone and their mother seems to be making a sour these days. We’s started with the bretty DDBA, which was nice, but this Vinny-approved monster shows you just what an extra bug or two and two years in oak can do. Hell, the aroma was mouth puckering! But oh so pleasant. Subtle oak, very tart flavor...lemons, musty, a little fruit to sweeten the pot. Very well done."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2442) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
From notes, consumed on 3/25/13 at ChurchKey during CBC Week. Draft poured into a tasting snifter. Pours a honey brown color with off-white head. Aromas of sour grapes, tart fruit, red wine, vinegar, oak. Tasting notes of sour grapes, tart notes, sour fruit, oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s cafe sour fest. Pours a slightly hazy orangish red color with a small white head that leaves light lacing. Smells of berries, brett, vanilla, and oak.. Mouthfeel is pretty light and smooth for a sour and finishes dry. This was my first Lambic and is have to admit it was really interesting but great. I like what Frestone Walker is doing with their Barrelworks program. It was cool to hear from the brewer on how their barrel program came about and all the process and time it takes to make a barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap @ Barrelworks. Murky golden copper pour with a slick of white foam. Aroma is light funk, tart, green apple and some gueuze-type features. Taste is tart and funky with lemon and apple and a bit of sour. Clean, crisp mouthfeel. Very enjoyable sour/wild ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3832) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 23, 2013
Tap. Pours hazy amber, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is funk, lemon, wine, fruity. Flavor is the same, light sweet, medium tart, light funk, dry finish. Medium body, champagne-like mouthfeel. Very nice complex sour beer.

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