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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
roxtersoxter (348) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours hazy amber with medium sized tan head out of bottle. Aroma of cherries, oak, and hint of vanilla. Tart flavor of cherries finished by smooth oakiness. Pretty awesome beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2014
What this is doing in Texas in July I don’t know and I don’t care. Been looking for this beer for the better part of a decade. Pours a light brown color with a Lacey canvas colored head. Notes of dried cherries, balsamic vinegar, muted oak, a hints of tobacco. Well balanced and subtle with a slightly sour mouthfeel.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2275) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This dark brown gusty looking beer was poured into a tulip. The rest of the appearance had a slim half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within less than forty seconds. A minimal amount of spider web lacing slid down the glass. The smell was mainly a tart combination of blackberry, cherry, and currant, all pretty pronounced and leading towards a sour fruitiness. The taste was mainly sour and tart with a nice side dose of the cherries to amplify the the sourness. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium on the body with not so much of a sessionable aspect to it as it comes across pretty sharp across my tongue. Overall, I say this was a decent sour ale but still I’m not entirely engrossed with this style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfroms (357) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark, opaque cidery color, no head. Aroma is cider, plums, earthy hops, light red wine, lemon, Brett funk. Very nice and rounded. Taste is cider, sour cherry, plum, and oak, with prominent hop bitterness and complex maltiness. Very good, and lighter and more refreshing than, say, the traditional sour reds and sour browns that this references.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (788) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours hazy rose with a disappearing white head. Slightly floral aroma with strong cherry notes. Sticky mouthfeel with plenty going on. Taste has oranges, grapefruit, melon, herbs and minerals. Wow. Excellent brew. Finish is long and citric.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Prattatafish (2) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
This is not at all what I expected from what was written as an oak barrel aged "... sustaining beer brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March ...". Tastes like ale mixed with hard cider. This beer belongs to Autumn and is for those who revel in sour brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (116) - - JUL 8, 2014
Drinking this amongst 5 other JP beers in a flight at there pub. Great beer with little to falt, but if I could only have one it would have to be the Rambic!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnomungus (84) - - JUL 1, 2014
Delicious sour. Malt and brown sugar give some balance to lime acidity. Stays constant through a lingering finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Hazy brown with a light head. Light woody grain scents. Light great grain sour that fades to a light charcoal. Dry finish for a sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On draught at Roscoe’s. Hazy brownish golden color. Aroma is funky basement yeast, light spice, plum, and apple. Taste is lightly soured, with pepper, herbs, plum, pear, and tart yeast. Fruity tart aftertaste.


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