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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Red Rye Belgian style farmhouse ale fermented in Red Wine barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
On tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery - Greensboro Bend, VT. Big buggy nose full of Oud Bruin like cherry sugar intensity. Lots of nice citric and lactic acids. Tangy, vibrant and fruity, backed with a good mineral profile. Pours a murky and muddy reddish amber, with a good finger of fine whitish head. Flavors are sweet and ethereal. Vague spice, big cobwebby Brett and lots of pungent cotton. The ethereal sweet and spice mixture makes it a feel the wee bittest gimmicky and soapy, but it’s not overly detracting. There is some yeasty oddness in the finish that makes a touch unclean feeling. It’s quite a ways from Saison, but for an American funky beer, it’s pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of FrumptyDumpty. Cloudy opaque amber golden with a small off-white head. Dry Bretty nose. Medium-bodied, a little caramel and barnyard accents, dry and hoppy finish. 060510

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010
Bottle at KØ10. Mild farty aroma. Cloudy dark orange colour. Very small off-white head. Good sweet flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2010
Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer. The aroma has noets of wheat, malt, and hops, as well as some notes of over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thanks FrumptyDumpty for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2010
Handibottled (thanks to FrumptyDumpty for sharing!). Slightly hazy amber colour with mediumsized off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is bready malts, some earth, barnyard, mild fruits, some leathery notes as well. Flavour is quite wineous along with some mild fruits, leather and some earthyness. Smooth and rather balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11360) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2010
Bottled. Thx. Ryan for this. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense small off white head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, brett and wood. Flavour is bretty and sour. Has some barnyard. Wood, fruits, caramel and yeast notable. Medium bodied. Dry citric and light sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7806) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2010
Handbottle. Hazy golden bosy with a medium off white head. The aroma is light acidic, dry bretty with lots of fruity notes. The flavour is berries, yeast, spices, brett and light caramelish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12666) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of brett, coconut-oak and wine. Dry and smooth oaky flavour with a funky touch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of FrumptyDumpty ]. Unclear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity, barnyard, leather, brett funk, red wine wood notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100506]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15116) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Handbottled at Kbh. BeerFest2010 - Thanks to Ryan. Cloudy amber - white head. Nice bretty, wheaty, fruity, peppery, light sourish notes, lots of brett, light caramel, light wooden. Nice.

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