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We love to experiment here at Jackie Os. Many of our special release beers are aged in various barrels, go through a secondary wild fermentation, utilize locally harvested products, and/or highlight interesting flavor combinations. As Quincedence would have it, each of the attributes above makes this beer a truly unique creation. The beer began as our Scottish ale. A deep caramel flavored brew accompanied by hint smoke, from a touch peated malt. This beer was then placed in a freshly emptied Cabernet Barrel from Kinkead Winery in Ripley Ohio. After months of aging, this beer had taken on some pronounced vinous notes and the tannins from the barrel were lending a nice dry finish to the beer. Inspired by the developing character, I gave the barrel a dose of Brettanomyces Bruxellensis (wild yeast). The wild yeast further accentuated the fruity vinous flavors and gave the dry finish a bit of a boost. Months after the wild yeast had made its home inside of the barrel; I came across some Quince fruit at our local farmers market. I found the fruits distinct apple/pear character intriguing and purchased 20lbs to add to a barrel in our cellar. Ultimately, the cabernet barrel filled with Scottish and wild yeast made the most since. The juxtaposition of tart (from the cabernet qualities and the wild yeast) and sweet (from the caramel flavor of the beer and the vanilla from the oak) mimicked the quince its self. The fruit was gently rinsed to keep the local wild yeast from the orchard intact, and then placed into the barrel. 2 months after the fruit was added, we bottled Quincedence. This beer will continue to develop in the bottle for years to come if stored it in a dark cool place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Brad shared with others at the post EBF tasting. Poured slightly hazy brown with an amber hue with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of tart pear with sweet dark grains and a hint of caramel. Flavor had the same nice tart pear note with some underlying dry red fruits and just a bit of sweet dark grains. Really liked the pear note.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2011
On tap @ JO. Brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is grape skin, aectobacter, light brett and oaky tannins. Tart and refreshing. Had to be one of my favs from the weekend. Eerily similar to the older la folies

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Draft sample at the release. Pours clear slightly hazy brown in color with a small beige ring. The aroma has a nice mix of sweet dark caramel and tart notes arising from the cab barrel and the brett addition. Some apple cider notes also come through. The flavor was much of the same with the base beer providing sweet caramel with just a slight hint of peat. The barrel and fruit interacted to give a nice tart fruity quality. Finally the brett added additional funky notes. I liked the tart and at times apple cider like qualities from the quince. This was interesting and became one of the big surprises of the event.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle shared at the 5,000 party. Easy to sum this one up......not my cup of tea, er beer. Poured a deep blackish/brown with barely any head at all. Aroma of pepper, fruit rinds, bread, alcohol. Flavor of olives, soy sauce, acid and vinegar. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bomber - thanks for sharing, Ted. Very dark brown in color with a one finger tan head and decent lacing. Tart fruity aroma with apple, lemon, Brett, and a little bit of roasted malt. Pretty nice flavor, tart in a fruity way. The base beer has mostly attenuated out but lends some good roastiness and coffee. Tastes like quince - just kidding, I have no idea what that tastes like. Maybe some raspberry with apple and citrus. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and mild acidity. Pretty good for what Im not so sure was an intentional sour. The tick approves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3095) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2011
The aroma is sour, funk, fruit, grapes especially, booze. The appearance is dark brown, translucent, small white head. The flavor is sour, tart cherry, wood. The finish is sour, vinegar, resin hops. The body is medium, high carbonation on mouthfeel. This beer is a good example of what a sour should be, i.e., not like drinking a bottle of vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle at the double 5k tasting. Pours a hazed brown to black with a thin white head. Sweet and spicy with toast and roast on the nose. Lightly sour with a big quince tang. Tangy and sweet, with lots of roast. Lingering sour and tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Bottle shared at Paul and Ryans 5,000th rate tasting. Pours dark brown with a thin head. Tartish bretty funky aroma, with rhubarb and pear, and a light caramel like sweetness. The flavor has a nice balance of tartness and sweetness, some sour fruity notes, brett, and some dark sugary sweetness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose of tart pear, chocolate malt, wine barrel, fig, toffee and caramel. Taste of tart pear fruit, dried fig, caramel, wine barrel and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Sweet-tart nose, lots of dark fruit. Lightly sweet, lightly tart, fruity, raisin, plum skins, light cherry, lots of toffee.

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