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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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2011 World Tour Series: Old Ale aged in oak barrels with brettanomyces.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottle. Muddy dark brown color, small tan head, delicate lacing. Aroma of cobwebs, dust, vanilla, dusty insides of antique furniture. Taste is wrinkled pruned, shriveled dates and normal raisins, with moderate funk. Looks like some age has done this one right.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
22. Thanks d! Pours a murky dark brown with a scant tan head. Big sweet cookieish nose, lots of almonds and biscotti and vanilla. Big tangy overripe fruit over that. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tangy skinny plums, almonds, vanilla, and a bit of funk on the mid palate. Minerally finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5792) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Mury light brown color with tan sheen. Spicy caramel, pit fruit, tea leaf, vanilla aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice toasted spicy caramel, pit fruit flavors with some citrus tartness to check the sweet stuff--this one works

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4758) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
22oz bottle pours a hazy burnt orange with some thin creamy head. Nose is lots of Brett C, cherry pie, vegetal, orange. Flavor is malty, oranges, celery, grass, hay. Full bodied, dry, bretty finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle: Poured a reddish brown with orange layered streaks, very cool color. The head was thin tan that dissipated almost instantly leaving ghost/milky splash on top. The aroma is a interesting mix of malts, oaken woodsy, and sourness perfume. Taste is a sour tangy woodsy front, nice soothing caramel malts that turn into a dry tingly finish. Very complex beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Turbid orange brown color out of the bottle with a thin beige head. Malty nose with a hint of Brett funk. Big fruity beer with lots of plum and raisen. Shades of funk underneath. Odd beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2011
22 oz bottle. Hazy copper/brown with a small fizzy off white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, musty oak and some dried fruit. Flavor is sweet malty caramel malt, tanic oak and a light funky brett. Medium body with average carbonation and a slightly syrupy mouth feel. Iím not a huge fan of this beer, itís another beer that would probably be better without the brett.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1309) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
22 oz bottle from the brewery. I wasnít really able to produce a head on this one. Has a turbid brown appearance. Not really impressive looking, but average, I guess. Smell is of brett, and a subtle oak. I smell raisin, too, but not much of it. Flavor is a soft leather, and chocolate, with a brett bite that doesnít really meld well with the overall theme, if there ever was one. The raisin, fruit flavor jumps in at the end, and adds an interesting dimension to this beer. Iím digging it at times, and not, at others. Overall, a decent beer with a relatively nice brett bite, but as others have pointed out, I donít really feel that this is/was necessary. Decent stuff, but not fantastic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neepsntatties (1202) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle thanks to, "AKfaust". Colour... medium brown with no head. Nose... definitely some funk here as well as sweet oakiness. Palate... a bit more funk on the palate and a somewhat smoky aspect that inter-plays fairly well with the malt thought there is a sirop-like aspect that isnít sitting well with me. This doesnít seem to me like and old ale. I canít help but wonder if this wouldíve been better without the brett funk. This ale just seems to be unsure of its identity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1143) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
From a trade with savnac...thanks, Ira! Brett and wood on the nose. Cloudy brown red with fairly thick head. Very well balanced. Malt and red wine along with brett funks and barrel notes. Slightly sharp sour lingering finish. This beer is tremendously underrated. I can only guess most drank this way too young. These brett beers demand cellaring to enjoy at their fullest and this is a great example.


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