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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackForestCO (976) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1496) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (562) - - JUL 12, 2014
Had a glass in tap at the pub. Solid, but not my favorite brew. A little sweet and disjointed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1492) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2040) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (656) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8796) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5269) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of wild yeast, lightly floral hops, grass, light citrus, and vanilla oak. Taste of grass, wild yeast, vanilla beans, wood, and lightly tart.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2490) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Wow, over 2 years old and it held up so well with the hops and with wonderful development of the sour yeast. Aroma brings a bit of spicy hops, some tropical fruit, and a bit of sweet and tangy yeast. Pours thick and light hazy golden orange with a white head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5333) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
750 ml bottle sample at tasting (late 2011). Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor had some pale malts, woody herbal, grapefruit, some spiciness, tart, not overly sour, grassy, musty. This was interesting, but the finish was a bit soft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
15th July 2012
Very hazy amber beer, tiny white head. Light crisp palate, semi dry. Sourish fruits with a little seltzer minerals and a touch of white wine vinegar. The oak stops it from getting to pucker sour territory. Bit of lemon and brett in the semi dry finish. Nice but I could not drink a lot of this.


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