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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The Barrel Aged version of 2008 Anniversary Belgium IIPA brew, twice dry hopped and aged in three barrels including a final in Merlot Wine cask to give it a hint of wild yeast character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2009
thanks mike for sharing this at dld09, pours hazy gold with off white head. nose is bready, oaky, and floral. flavors is yeasty, fruit, oak, vanilla, slightly sweet doughiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Stratford tasting @ Cletus house. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Pine, citrus, pineapple, citrus and a malty sweet fruity character. Brett and a dry vinous finish with a light wood and moderate warming. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6430) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of oranges, Belgian yeast, oak, vanilla, and vinous notes. It pours a cloudy brownish-orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts with light-moderate orange and light Belgian yeastiness. The finish has light vinous notes, grapefruit, faint oak, vanilla, and finally a moderate tart citrus flavors. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, bordering on prickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Smells of pineapple and oaky. Tastes of caramel, citrus and on the dry side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle thanks to BB63 at DLD í09. Cloudy straw color with big bubbled, active white head. Aroma is hops, wine barrel, yeast, nice. Flavor is spicey, barrel flavor, nice bitterness, citrus, floral, a little sour. Medium body and syrupy. Really nice, BA IIPAs donít always work but this time itís right on. Thanks Mike!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle sampled at DLD í09. Cloudy orange color with a medium off-white head. Orange citrus aroma with a bit of tartness. Malt flavor up front with some sourness in the middle and a hop finish. Typically not a fan of the Belgian IPA style, but didnít mind this one at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Sampled during Dark Lord Day 09 and I believe shared by BBB63. Pours a semi-hazy copper amber colored brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of Belgian yeast, some citrus, vanilla, a hint of caramel and barnyard funk. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavors of yeast, citrus, caramel and golden grain malt, and a hint of orange. Finish is semi-sweet, some alcohol presence and a light fruity/yeast aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2009
750mL Bottle. Thanks so much Sean! Iím very grateful to have this beer. Aroma gives a strong, lightly acidic brash Brett character. Very floral and orchid-like with some fresh warm cotton and a bit of dusty breeze. Nice and inviting. Pours a lightly hazed clearish orange-yellow, with a fast fading tall rocky head that came from a gushing bottle. Flavor is a bit peculiar. Sharp and somehow hot. A snappy bit of hop oils plays through a deeper and barrel-inflected malt sugar. Chewy and foamy, somehow. Hot. Thereís a surprising amount of alcohol heat that pours through a bit of old hop character. Dusty finish. Overall, I actually enjoy this a good bit. Itís complex, if some of the flavors are unusual, and drinkable.

I drank deeper into the bottle and realized I love this beer. The combination of fresh dry hops with spicy brett is just great. I had been letting other ratings heavily impact me and that wasnít fair. This beer is delicate and delightful. The hopping so grassy, fresh and bright. The Brett is spicy and leaves a beautiful kiss of cotton candy and passionfruit in the finish. The belgian yeast plays well with the wine barrel and the hops. All around a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Pours cloudy copper. Peachy citrus and funk aroma. Medium body and light carbonation. Sweet vanilla nut and citrus taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2009
750ml. Cloudy turbid orange/brown. Some solvent in the nose. Vibrant and zesty oranges, brettanomyces and thick muddled citric acid. Naturally soft carbonation and frothy/thick body.

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