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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Oak Aged Apricot Lambic, suggestive aromas of fresh apricots with flavors of tart apricots, funky/sour brettanomyces and a light hint of oak.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2012
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, apricot and horseblanket. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, apricot and light horseblanket with a crisp dry tart lingering apricot finish.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Sampled at the Bistro 7th Annual Barrel Aged Festival on 11/10/2012. This wild/sour ale pours a medium yellow gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is malty, funky, fruit and apricot. A medium bodied wild/sour ale. The malts are fruity, apricot, tart and funky. The hops are herbal and earthy. Good carbonation. Mildly funky, decent tartness. Crisp, clean and tart. Good apricot flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly tart.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small off-white head. Aroma of apricot, light butter, dough, some wet leather, and horse blanket. Flavor of apricot, dough, some butter, oak, and brett.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On draft at Tap 25. I wanted this to be really good, especially considering the high ratings it got before me, but I just can’t do it. It wasn’t bad per se, but just a bit off. It pours yellow/gold with an off white head. The aroma has some strong apricot, but not enough acid. Mild leather and even milder brett funk. Unfortunately, the barrel influence comes across very buttery. The flavor is about the same. Pleasantly fruity with apricots and very mild tartness with a touch of brett leather and funk. LIght bodied and a bit sweet without a real acidic punch. No acetic acid which is good, but this is very timid.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Draft at the Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. Pours light orange gold with no head. Aroma is mild light pitted fruit with sour. Med body. Mild sour apricot flavor for finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Draft. Amber beer with a whitish head. Apricot aroma with tart/sour notes. Sour and light acetic flavor with apricots. Medium bodied. Sour and apricot linger with light acetic notes. Very nice.


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