Free Will Alexander
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Alexander, a Saison refermented with Brettanomyces Claussenii, sour cherries, and American Oak.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Joel, thank you sir. This one smelled and tasted like medicinal maraschino cherries.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
MrChopin (3288) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
thanks to Joel. Bubblegum and puke nose, heavy buteric and butter. Flavor is thin lime front before plastic overrides everything. Eating Legos? Thin, terrible, even hot. Horrid stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Yellow pour, white head. Hmmmm sour? No. Apples, pears, dirty dishwater. What the fuck.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (4880) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy orange with a ring of white head. Nose is like raw saw dust, some fruity, some nail polish, shitty muscat grape. Flavor is like cheap sparkling muscat wine, apple skins, saw dust, band aid (but not in the good way). Dusty finish. Bad, complete drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle at the Pant-y Raid NYE Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a fairly murky orange golden hue, a bit darker, with some nice glow with frothy whitish head. Some mellow lacing and stick around overall. Aromas show funk,cobwebs and basement meet some gentle cherryskin, tartness and lactic elements. A bit grainy, more funky and dry, some tartness and fruit comes in as we get further in. Solid. Initial is a bit more fruity than the nose let on, tart cherries meet crab apple, bready grains and straw. A bit lighter, well carbonated and dry as we move on. Some gentle tartness keeps pushing as a crash of funk and cobwebs, horseblanket start to assert. A decent oaky tannic presence into the backend, some gentle vanillin and yogurt. Touches of cherryskin taper off, some firmer funk, a bit of muddled grainy malts, bread, and straw as we finish up. A bit non-descript, but palatable. Found the nose a bit more aggressive as the beer lacks a defining characteristic, simply going through the motions. Ok.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Hazy golden pour with a thin ring of white head ... .aroma of apples and the taste of apples ... dry and a little sweet with no trace of anything but failure .... very ciderish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6868) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle muchos thanks to Colin for this rare sour.... It pours hazy amber with a thick white head. The nose is soft, earthy, funk, cheese, hay, sweaty sock, must, light sweetness, vomit and spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, hay, light toast, hay, spice, pear, apple, candy, light alcohol, cheese and some sherbet. Not that sour and not really a whole lot to it other than earthy must and cheese..... A so-so sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell in London - many thanks to Colin for making it rain in order to procure this PA whale. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds a good dose of vomit with secondary notes of watery poop. Light to medium sweet flavor with sugary bread, cheesy vomit, light metal. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and a silky texture. Lightly tangy to finish with moderate sour berries and a few more spews of vomit. Not great, really, but perhaps my language might make you think it was far worse than it was - it was ALMOST drinkable. In the end, though, this was a whale not worth the harpoons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle cheers to Colin. Pours amber-orange with a thin but firm off white head leaving moderate lacing. Nose is very lactose forward with plenty of stewed fruit and mild tart cherries. Brown sugars, touch of plum and zesty lime. Seems to have a lot of brown sugared and stewed fruit focus to this. Big fig comes across in the taste with sticky toffee and light sugar. Not overly tarty or brett driven. Oily mouth feel. Not bad at all but nothing amazing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Corked and caged bottle that I acquired from the bottle shop at Capones, Norristown PA, split at CBC 24/11/13. I should have taken a hint from the 2 mediocre offerings I’d already had from this brewery that a $22 outlay for this one was probably not the best investment in terms of receiving beer pleasure on a $ for $ basis, but lets be serious for one moment, a rate is a fucking rate yeah !?! Hazed orange amber with a thin off white swirl/edgeing. Nose is light puke, cherry drop, faint lactic notes, straw and strawberry notes. Taste comprises dank strawberry, sublte sour berry fruit notes, caramel, strawberry shortcake, faint cherry tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with earthy straw and light berry fruit. Very medicore sour.

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