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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Like the elusive spider, this beer has been waiting patiently for the past 22 months to spring forth and show its fangs! What started off as an unassuming English-style mild ale was transformed in oak barrels with the help of some wild yeast, bacteria, and time. For 19 months, this little brown ale rested in barrels, accumulating layers of complexity with each season that passed. When the time came to blend the barrels, a gallon of local Sticky Pete’s maple syrup was added. For an additional 3 months the wild yeast and bacteria gorged themselves on the sugar-rich maple syrup. The result is a delightful beer with a surprising tart bite. Enjoy now, or store in a cool dark corner and allow reclusiveness to further this beer’s mystique.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12682) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 22oz, Bottle #31/372., batch 11 An unclear, reddish brown beer with a minimal-sized beige head. Rather sourish aroma, with cherry notes, dried fruit hints and some roasted hints. Lacking complexity, but it tastes nice though. Lemony sourness, cherries, roasted hints and some nutty notes in the flavor. Tart and medium bodied, softly carbonated. Well, I’m not impressed. 121109

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9835) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 5.5% #31 Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown/red with tiny beige head. Aroma is malt, cherries and acetone. Flavour is malt, acetone, sour, cherries, sugar and berries.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are brett, fruits, berries, malt and hops. Sour and acetic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (9838) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, sour fruit, wood and barnyard. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 091112

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, raisins, roasted malt, and herbs. Flavor of berries, roasted malt, brown sugar, citrus, and maple syrup.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2051) - Petaluma, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Malty flemish character, woody and fruity and acetic. The maple syrup is an afterthought, not really too evident.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy broan with a small white head. fruity and toasted malty malty. Citric and fruity, tart and citrc. Smooth fruity, dry and lingering fruity into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Shared at WTWBA Brooklyn, 2012. The appearance is a murky brown body thin white head. Aroma is sour cherries, some earth, some maple syrup. The flavor is earthy, funk, tart cherry, maple syrup. The finish is sweet, maple, tart cherries. Slightly thick in body. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Little fuzzy on the comments as this was the end of the night. Bit of harsh bitterness balanced by dark malts. Barely perceivable maple, mainly slight tart fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (5869) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 vintage. Bottle 159/372. Pours a dark brown color that reveals quite a bit of amber highlights when held up to light. Small beige head that amounts to just a ring after a moment. Nice sour cherry and plum character throughout, with a good amount of oak and earthiness, balsamic vinegar, and a lighter amount of brown sugar and vanilla. Not really getting any maple syrup, per se, as this one is lighter in body and led by the sour fruits. Really nice sour nonetheless.


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