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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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Thanks to Thorpe for this... pours dark brown, a little watery on the fringe, an off white head, ok head but not lace... really love the nose, lots of maple syrup mixed with lactic sourness and cherries, maple comes off very nice and the balance is awesome... the taste is more sour than the nose and not as much maple or as good but still tastey, molasses, brown sugar, oak, and sour finish.. enjoyed and Id gladly have again

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2011
Yes a lower gravity sour from Brad and the crew @ Jackie Os. My Favorite of the bottles released for one funky afternoon! Hazy brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is really complex; pecan, maple, brett, and leather. Flavor is sour with hints of dark fruit, nutz, oaky tannins and aceto- bacter. Sour and full of brett. AWESOME

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 29, 2011
22 ounce thanks to Veldrid. Pours without much carbonation. Cola look. Some light sour in the nose. Taste is a sweet brett beer. The mixture of a brown ale, maple syrup and brett goes very well together.This is not a brown beer accidentally spiked with critters; here the blend works. But the beer needs a bit more carbonation to really shine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2011
In a bottle from the Jackie Os Release. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is malts, some vinegar, some slight leather, some vinegar, some acetic quality, and some earthy tartness with some wood. Flavor is similar with lingering acetone tart earthy berry/ vinous fruit, and finishes with a lingering dryness and vinegar. Funky hints throughout. Medium-bodied and a very interesting sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at the One Funky Afternoon Release. Served in a tulip. Pours a moderate brown color with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose has some light sourness--mostly lactic with a bit of light acetic character. Some slight dark malt in the nose along with a bit of cherry and dark fruits. The taste hits some Flanders Red-type notes with a bit of light oak. Mild sourness and low carbonation make for an enjoyable body. Really smooth with a touch of malt sweetness. Love the low ABV on this. Quite drinkable. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 04-13-2011

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2011
Sample at One Funky Afternoon at Jackie Os on 04/02/2011: The beer pours a dark brown color with almost plum colored highlights. Thin off-white head that diminishes quickly. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of tart fruit and sweet molasses. Medium body with a moderately sour fruit character underscored by sweet malt. The finish is fruity with a mild maple and malt aftertaste. I enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2011
Sampled during One Funky Afternoon on 4/2/11. Dark brown pour with no head. Equally sweet and sour nose. The maple syrup sweetness is coming through. Malty flavor with some sourness and fruit before a sour finish. Nicely balanced sour, in the save vein (as far as sweet vs. sour) as Rodenbach Grand Cru (not too far in the sweet realm like Duchesse de Bourgogne).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
This poured a very cloudy medium brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of just straight brett and light funk. Taste was much the same, didnt really get any maple syrup from it at all, just mainly brett sourness, a bit hollow and one dimensional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2622) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is all brett. Taste is something else though. Very sour up front with a little bit of the maple syrup coming through about mid drink. Brett dominates this beer, but I love every moment of it.


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