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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12338) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pours a murky reddish color with an off-white head. Tastes and smells a lot like Fruity Pebbles. A mild vinegar note to both the aroma and flavor, too. A touch of oak, and ollaliberry, maybe some wood, and quite a bit of sweetness overall (I’m guessing from the fruit). Just okay, kind of a let down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2012
(Draught) Pours a murky amber body with a small white head. Aroma of vinegar, berries, caramel, oak, and burning rubber. Flavor of berries, pedio, wood, yeast, vinous, earth, medicinal, and brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10262) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle at 10K. Pours purplish. Nose/taste of acidic berry, oak funk, tart acid. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10042) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9814) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Low haze orange pour, medium thicker white foam. Spotty lace. Really nice funky peach nose, small grapefruit, white grape, berries. Taste is leathery, lactic, effervescent palate. Dry, just a tad bland in the finish. Spicy acetic hints.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7895) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2011
On tap (listed at 11% info sent: a blend of big and little opal, down to 8%, aged in french oak vigonger barrels with bugs. enough ollaliberry added to create a lab tested alcohol of 11% -According to the brewer Matt B.) Pours with a hazed red body and no head. Aromas are spicy, red wine, french oak, huge berry notes, caramel, vanilla, tobacco, bright, light booze, burgundy, awesome! Flavors are bright and acidic, with funk, wood, light diaper, some alcohol, vegital berry and tannic oak in the finish. Dry and a bit thin. Low carbonation and a bit of astringent berry (and tannins) in the finish. Really well hidden ABV. Looking forward to the future (apparently a bright future) of FW sours! A very tasty start!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6576) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 "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." 2015 - much fruitier and better than a few years ago, and it was already really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2015
375ml bottle courtesy of an extra via trade. Need to collect a few of the missing Barrelworks still. Pours an impressive deep crimson hue, lush berry tinged glow and decent darker haze. Cranberry juice, red wine and decent glow strikes in all lights. A frothy whitish/pink head atop stays as a mellow layer, decent ringer atop retains well enough, ok lacing. Aromas present tannic berry, touches of merlot and wet oak. Vanillin, gentle funk and dryness creep in. Tannic red wine, berryskin and a bit of jammy seedy pulp, this ones stays a bit more dry overall. Touches of jabbing lactic life, mellow brett and firm oak lead the way. Initial is much more berry driven, touches of blackberry and raspberry meet a splash of cranberry, red wine and firmer punchy lactic sourness. A bit fuzzy and acidic, some good residual seedy and pulpy macerated berries, beating around a bramble bush with touches of red wine. Some decent punchy sourness, dryness and jabs of red wine and vanillin as we round the corner. Some decent brett, cobwebs at times. A bit of berryskin, dry and tart trailing out. Lingering seedy berries, blackberry and raspberry, kiss of cranberry. Overall, the nose seems more dry but the beer itself offers a richer seedy, fleshy berry front end. Touches of oak, cobwebs and tannic barrel. A touch of blueberry, firmer raspberry and blackberry. The olallieberry certaint gives some life and richer flavor here. The acidic ends up more reeled in and integrated well here. Good berry presence, nice tannic touch with good jabs of sourness, fleshy berry and touches of funk and cobwebs at times. Overall, the nose shows more dryness, tannic skin and barrel. The beer itself delivers more though, quite drinkable with a gorgeous pour, fuzziness and carbonation trickles on the palate with a nice firmer berry presence. The backend a bit funky with firmer oak. A good flow here. I dig this. One of the less agressive sours from this series so far, a good potent berry element with well integrated oak, tannic berryskin, and gentle wafts of funk, spritzy carnonation pricking the palate. Dig it, lovely stuff that in it’s basic form is pretty simple but also really good.

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