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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 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10612) - 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 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Brown pour. Small head. Vinegar aroma, maple syrup, dusty dank aromas. Flavor is sour, light fruity notes, oaky. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2830) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 3, 2012
22 ounce bottle thanks to Craig. Tart cherries, some sweet malts, an amazing beer. Love this sour. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40453) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11508) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5187) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear reddish brown color with a minimal fizzy off-white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

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