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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Brewed in February 2005; racked to oak barrels in May 2005. Fruited with black currants in August 2007. Bottled 2/2008


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Hophead22 tasting. Red golden beautiful nice head. Aroma was fruity and phenolic. Taste was mild sourness, oak, and band-aids.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
750ml bottle from swolf3. Rating #67. Very nice looking beer, dark reddish/pink color with just a light white head. Wow! A lot of tartness in the aroma, light fruit, pretty strong. Sour, but not overwhelming, almost like an unsweetened fruit juice. Very enjoyable though. (1120)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours a nice light red color with a thin white head...Sour vinegar aroma..Flavor is sour with some band-aids..Different

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Hophead22s tasting. Pours a rose copper color with a white ring. Aroma is herbal and funky with some dark fruit. Flavor is moderately tart and fruity with a good deal of barrel and funk, some spicy red wine characteristics. Medium palate with low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2010
The faintest of white heads on this amber beer. A heavy, almost buttery sour aroma with faint berry character. The taste is very tart, but almost no currents or complexity - almost completely butter flavor. Still, it was a much needed sour fix!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 8/1/2009 Source:Other) Bottle courtesy of Dkatchur. Black current fruit and woody oak aroma with some alcohol. Cloudy red with fine white head. Very carbonated. Oaky earthy with light Brett sourness. Finish is sour and spicy. Brett hangs in there. Lots of funk. Very floral almost lavender notes present.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle shared by hopscotch @ hopscotch’s VBN-DCTD. Pours a pupleish color with lavender head. Sour, funky barnyard aroma with cassis. Tart grape flavor with lots of funkiness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle… Murky caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet consists of barnyard-like funk, but more clean than a traditional lambic or gueuze. Also picking up notes of new leather and grape flavored Kool-Aid. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Fruity and tart followed by mild sweetness. Sweet/tart finish with a kiss of caramel. Bottle provided by mashmaster!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Courtesy of jdubFL. Pours red wine looking grapefruit juice with thin white to pinkish head. The aroma is mild and a bit musty with dark berries and currant berry tartness. Pretty nice. The taste starts with a pulse of sweetness quickly becoming berry sweet and then toward currant skin tannin tartness. The fruity sweetened notes fade and leave only fruit skin tartness and a drying palate into the after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 750ml. Bottle-conditioned, unfiltered. Muddy purple-grey colored body with a small off-white head. In a burgundy glass the nose shows incredible depth with a nice balance found between the natural sweetness of the currant and the high acidity of the lambic. The result is a dense, deeply complex aroma of tannic currant skins along with a mild but noticeable natural berry sweetness balanced by the slightly acetic and woody lambic (not fatty/eggy at all). The sweetness balances what I thought was an excessively acidic yeast character in the unblended Iron Hill lambic, resulting in a wonderfully flavorful and complex fruit lambic, exceeding my expectations.


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