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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours a clear brown color with a very thin tan head. Fair head retention. Tart aroma with notes of earth, maple, caramel and berries. The taste is tart citrus, maple and a malty finish. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
dark red-purple, wispy white ring. Nose of chocolate, plum, bit of sawdust. Flavor is bordering sweet and sour, chocolate and cherry, bit vinous with light brown sugar through end. Low carb, bit flat and sugary, light syrup. Pretty plain, balanced, simple.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Murky brown- no head. Caramel and dark fruit in the nose, followed by cheesy lactic notes. Basically just a brown ale with sour notes. Not too much to say. Medium body with low carbonation and a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Thin watery, and rather bland sour brown. Some cola and raisin, light acetic acid. Not much else.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
651mL. Pours a clear, deep reddish brown. Bubbles. No head formation. Nose is red wine barrel, mild acetic acid, currant, small red wine vinegar. Taste is richer, big red wine presence, huge sourness, spice, acetic power, wet wood. Good stuff, a little abrasive. Certainly not your soft sour. Very tannic and red wine spicy. Not bad. Long spicy acetic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle: pours a transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet caramel malty nose with some puckering light fruitiness and a touch of maple. Starts with a touch of dark malty sweetness before giving way to plenty of puckering tartness which lingers into the finish. Has good vinous complexity throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear brown with essentially no head. Aroma is acetic, caramel and cookie malt, vinous, fruity esters, and oak notes. Flavor is lightly acetic, caramel and cookie malt, vinous, no hops or bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Draft sample (also had from the bottle). Pours a deep reddish amber color with a small beige head. The aroma has a nice interaction between the sweeter maple syrup and the tart sour cherry and acidic notes. The flavor is strongly tart, though I wouldn’t exactly say sour. Nice tart cherry, sweeter maple syrup and mild to moderately acidic. This was one of my favorites on draft at Jackie O’s on this visit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1821) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Tasted in August 2011 from a 22oz bomber bottle, #290/372. Pours muddy brown with a ruby tint, and no head, but just a thin collar of lace. The nose is sour lemon, green apple, balsamic vinegar, with underlying brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and some earthy funk. The flavor is sour with lemon and green apple skin, moving to the malty brown sugar, molasses, and caramel notes, earthy funk, oaky vanilla, and cinnamon. The body is light and tannic with average carbonation and a long sour, balsamic finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Ireallyhad troubleenjoying this. The sournesswas very slight, tasted more accidentalthan intentional. Most brewerswould haveconsidered this a fuckup, butnotjackie. I wishitwas cleaner,lighter, and mote focused.


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