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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Boxer’s Revenge is inspired by the hearty “stock ales” or “provision ales” produced by some of iconic farmhouse breweries located along the Franco-Belgian border and named in honor of the stalwart workhorse in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. It combines delicate notes of tropical fruit, citrus and spice from the primary French farmhouse yeast with tart, rustic, earthy notes from the Brettanomyces. A final dry-hopping with fresh Cascade and Centennial hops adds yet another layer of depth and complexity.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2013
Perhaps the closest to a perfectly satisfying beer I have tasted since I started taking notes on tasting. Pours a gorgeous copper color. Aromas are balanced funk, sweet citrus with sour peach and soft vanilla-ish barrel flavors. The taste is as close to the beer of the gods as we will see on earth. Funk with citrus that fades to peach as it warms followed by just a hint of barrel and some vanilla creaminess. The mouthfeel is equally as immaculate with just the perfect amount of carbonation that lightens the body of this beer nicely. Overall I can’t give a beer a perfect score until I’ve tasted them all at least once. This however was pretty darn close!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1117) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Stumbled across an old bottle of this and was glad I did. Nice strong earthy and wood aromas. Bold flavors of oak, must, sour grains and funk with a mix of fruit. Great balance with a smooth and dry finish. Complex.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1528) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Batch 5 Sept 5, 2013 Pours amber hazed with an etched top. Smells spicy, touch of licorice, some sage - dig it. Flavor is tits: spicy once again, some aspirin, some grain, some apricot, a bit of tartness. Again, nice. Mouth is medium on thin with some limited carb (partly due to my constant stirring and sniffing). I like this beer. It reminds me of some of the Upright beers, I know I like it, but I can’t tell you exactly what makes me love it.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kirunavinter (12) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2015
Hazy amber/golden color with white head. Aroma of vinegar, funk, yeast. Taste is quite bitter, with notes of vinegar, yeast and funky characteristics. Light to medium body with good carb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beermack (687) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
2011 bottle shared. Reddish orange pour, not much head, v light carb. Nose is sour and dirty - big barnyard, big woody notes, sour citrus and earth. Taste gives big woody earthy funk, some red berries, citrus, big Bretty tang. Rough sour finish, lingering wood, spruce and Brett. A big sour punch to the face, remember enjoying younger bottles more, but still very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9979) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange beer with a long lasting foam; funky and decently woody, notes of oranges, cheese and grapefruits; full-bodied, juicy and sourish palate, quite dry and long fruity aftertaste of orange peels, almonds, wood and marzipan with a lingering sourness

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2737) - Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle: Completely opaque sunburst with orange around the edges. Almost reaches brown at the center. Three-quarter inch eggshell head reduces quickly, not leaving much behind. Kind of an ugly beer, really. Aroma has a nice bout of tart & funk up front. Wet hay, apple skins, vinous booze, oak, lactic acid, white grape, mild horseblanket, & some leathery must. Taste is quite heavy for a wild ale. Strong wine-akin booziness that sits heavy in the belly. Warming. Didn’t realize this was 10.2% ABV at first (this was an early batch). Notes of green apple skin, mild tropical fruit, grapes, sour lacto, hints of white vinegar, wet oak, a touch of leathery barn funk, & even a very slight hint of whiskey. Thick, robust mouth feel, medium-high carbonation. All in all, pretty tasty, but maybe just a bit heavy for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (484) - GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
750ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Hazy orange color with white head. Funky fruity citrusy aroma with barnyard and horse blanket notes, wineous and wood, light malty too. Taste is sweet and sour and light bitter, funky fruity like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
From a bottle (75 cl), courtesy of _angst_. CLear amber, medium white head. Fruity apple-ish aroma, some earthy notes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with some bitterness and medium acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle bought through brill & Co. Pours murky reddish yellow with a bubbly with a small bubbly offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour, fruity and funky with crackers, pineapple, mango, dry soil, hay, apple cider vinegar, alcohol, yuzu and lemon zest. Taste is sour, fruity and funky with cracker, grapefruit, pineapple, gooseberries, hay, dry soil, barnyard, apple cider vinegar and lemon zest Mouthfeel is slightly sharp, dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, pineapple, gooseberries, sour milk, dry soil, hay, barnyard and lemon zest. Bit apple cider vinegar sharp but all in all a tasty sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Salmoniform (1139) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy golden hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is peppercorn, huge oak, straw, lactic. Mouthfeel is good with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a tart following and wood tannin finish. Overall this is an interesting brew but VERY heavily oaked.


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