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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 Petes 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 beers mystique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Pouring at the grand tasting at RBSG in Philly. Pours a lightly hazed brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, toast and light acid on the nose. Gentle acetone and nuttiness, sweet toast and candy malt. Toast, lightly roasty finish with more sweet malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of wood/oak, maple, brown sugar, caramel, and roast. Tastes of wood, caramel, some fruitiness, and maple. Lighter funky tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (3075) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Thanks to whoever brought this to RBSG. Pours out a slightly reddish brown color with a tiny tan head. Aroma is of brown sugar, oak, and some vinous tart notes. Taste is of some nice sour, vinous funky, oak, some light sweetness creeping in there also. Very solid and very unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4045) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle, shared by ucusty in the Phish parking lot pre-show. Love drinking sours in the lot before shows. Its become a tradition of sorts. Thanks Todd and Dave for complying so nicely. This was very sour and delicious. I didnt take any notes, but I do remember that I didnt taste much maple. Tasted like a sour brown and one of the better sours Ive had from Jackie Os.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2011
On tap at Avery Sour Fest poured a hazy brown with a lingeing ring of tan foam. Aromas of maple, carmel, light barnyard, light leather and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of barnyard, leather, light maple and light carmel with a crisp dry lingering tart funky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Tap @ Boulder SourFest. Brown appearance with a small tan head. Slightly boozy, sweet syrupy, slightly boozy, caramel malty nose. Pretty sour, caramel malty flavor. Good but not special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
22 oz bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours a deep dark brownish pour, near opaque, the edges open up a bit to a brughter touch of mahogany brown with a small brownish tan head, dies to a tiny head, laces very small. Aromas are a plethora of flavors with sour acidity, touches of funky brett, sweet vanilla and wet oak pair with maple syrup sweetness and some caramel and toffee. As it warms, good lemons, cherries, and cranberries. Sour pugency grows. Initial is lighter bodied preaching a moderate acidity, sour cherries, lemons, cranberries with some lactic acidity, touches of vinegar. Really grows with a solid sourness, touches of sweeter syrup but it seems most of that sweetness was eaten by the bugs. Into the backend, throws a good acidity, touches of red wine vinegar, sour cherries. Touches of cranberries, raisins, the sourness grows in a wave. Finish leaves a good sourness, touches of sweet malts. Really nice. Good job, Brad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle This beer rocks! Clear, dark brown ale with a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet offers cocoa, red wine, dark cherries and mild oak. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with gentle carbonation. The flavor is of black cherries, sour cherries, light chocolate, mild nuttiness and oaken acidity. Tart, tongue-numbing finish that dries way out. Many thanks to darkguardian for sharing this world class bottle of beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5781) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Amber pour with off white head and lace. Sour roasted malt with a hinto chocolate. Sour malt and nice tartness. A medium bodied beer with good carbonation. Nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a DT tulip glass a light tan color with minimal head. Solid aroma of cherry, oak, and slight vanilla. Light mouthfeel. Cherry, slight acetone,oaky, and some minimal vanilla. Really nice and sour but not overly so. Clean. Ends with a slight dryness. The fruit flavors are really nice.

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