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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_Fellini (721) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a beautiful brownish rose color with a thin off white pinkish head. Aroma is dry, tart, slight berry character. Flavor has a huge sourness to it, sour berries, touch of sweetness. Light to medium body with an oily mouthfeel and a long lingering sour and sweet berries. No clue what an ollalieberry is, but this is delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (4377) - Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Huge thanks to daknole for this one, wow now this is a perfect beer, big fruity flavors, multiple layers of tartness and sweetness with dryness. Huge complexity. This beer is amazing!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2975) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
7 Jan 2015, bottle. bright red/scarlet, clear, no bubbles. nose is light red fruit (i couldn’t have placed slo berries if i didn’t know), lightly tart. thin body and hardly fizzy, very dry. moderately tart berry. really good. the tartness lingers rather long in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4431) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2015
375ml bottle in a tulip. Pours deep purple with a pinkish head. Aroma of sourness, berries - mainly blackberries, but possibly others?, light malts, and some hints of oak. Flavor very strong of the berries and sourness, with a great blend of everything. Average texture. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (441) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sour berry smell and taste. I don’t know what those berries taste like on their own, but they add a very nice flavor to this sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2331) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours bright reddish purple with a thin white head. Aroma of berries, funk and oak. Taste is tart berries, oak and funk, sour wheat with great carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2416) - 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 (9727) - 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 (2817) - 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 (7312) - 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.

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