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RATINGS: 528   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (811) - 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 (117) - - 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 (87) - - 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 (551) - 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 (1461) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1504) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Cloudy burnt amber, ringed head. Rich tangy ester, pear and grapefruit. Terse sour. Dense tang. Failing carbonation, bit yeasty oak dryness. Burnt sweetness. Supping soft carbonation but buzzing, sticky mouthfeel. Purdy gud.

Bottle, Cheers Mike, Alps Tasting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle, massive thanks to Mike. Cloudy brown with off white head. Nice funky aroma, woody, cherry. Taste is similar funky and earthy with cherry. Quite fizzy and tart. Delish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4842) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy copper amber, funky bretty nose, taste is funky and refreshing, dry and sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Reddish brown with a smooth film of cream colored foam. Fruit and malt on the nose. Medium body is smooth. Slightly tart. Red fruit and toasted malts lead into a sweet finish.


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