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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A hoppy sour blend of beers aged for over a year in oak.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle from LeopoldStoch, thanks Brandon! Poured a lightly hazy amber-orange color with a moderate, dense off-white head that quickly faded to a light layer. Awesome aroma. Moderately peppery paired with a soft tart fruitiness (lemon peel, orange) along with some softer fruits (apricot, peach), a nice hop presence, some soft oak, and a funky yeastiness. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with a touch of sweet fruit and oak that leads into a crisp, dry hoppiness paired with a tart yeasty funk producing notes of lemon, earthy hops, pepper, and some light leather that lingers into the finish where it’s paired with a soft oakiness. Crisp, lively carbonation complements the flavors well and makes it very easy to drink. Overall, the flavors seem to meld very well and create an interesting, crisp, easy drinking beer that left me wanting more. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Hazy gold pour with a big soft foamy head that fades slowly and leaves awesome lacing. Aroma is funky and spicy. Lemon zest, oak, pineapple, green apple, generic sour funk, and spices. Taste has a bunch of herbal spices to go with the wet oak, sour lemons, and pineapple. Salty and bitter in the finish. Cool sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (3999) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival 2014 - Pours hazy dull orange with a white head. The aroma has wild wildness and funky yeast, sourness, spices, huskiness and is very dry. It has a medium husky body with light sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off with bugs, sourness, spices, richness (from pumpkins?) and veggie meatiness in a good way. The finish has sulfur, herbs, sourness and is somehow refreshing with all of the odd flavors going on. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (679) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle fom trade, thanks umich03jm! Pours orange gold with a white clingy head. Aroma is actetic, wet blanket, tart cherries, lemon citrus. Flavor is tart, some earthy bitterness, cherry skins, leafy grass bitter in the finish. This is good, but a bit too much bitter with the sour for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Cask at Bangers. Yellow pour with a large white head. The aroma has some nice brett character as well as some lemon and orange notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get some nice tartness as well as a bit of oak and funk. There is also quite a bit of hop character in the form of oranges and grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Cask..Pour is golden with a fluffy white head..Nose is funk, hop, floral, tart, grassy...Taste is yeast , spice, funk, orange, cream

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (566) - - JUL 12, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 Had a glass in tap at the pub. Solid, but not my favorite brew. A little sweet and disjointed. Second time much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1890) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2014 Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin: Dense, bright amber color. Opaque, vibrant. Not much head, just a thin, gray micro-film & skinny collar. Aroma full of dripping wet citrus & mild juicy mango notes with a moderate amount of leafy dankness that mixes with a sour background of lactic acid & lemons. Fruity, sour, a little bit of toasty malt & flowers come out towards the back-end. Taste follows along with a big sour lemon & lightly acidic green apple skin tartness up front, overshadowed by a persistent, moderate dank character with citrus peel, leaves, florals, & hints of grapefruit. A little bit of whole cone hoppage intertwined with wild blonde ale sourness. Mid-palate to finish brings out a larger woody presence. Some mild cottony funk, damp hay, & soaked oak. Malt is present, lighty toasty but this beast still finishes dry like a saison would. A touch of lingering perfume, wood, & faint acidity in the finish. Fabulous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours a orange golden color with a finger of fizzy white foam. Lots of tart complexity of sour lemon, herbal grass, some round malts to round out the sourness and layers of complex spicy earth and lingering musk. Finishes clean and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (780) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 24, 2014
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours hazy toasted orange with 2 finger head. Nose is tart musty tropical fruit, spices, citrus, oaky funk. Taste is dry woody funk, juicy tart citrus fruit, orange, musty oak, light spice. Finish is tart fruity citrus, dusty oak, barrel funk. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Floral hops still present, citrus, wood, vanilla, and some citrus.

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