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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed in the tradition of the Lambics of Belgium but using a blend of Ale Yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Acetobacter. These microorganisms came from our culture collection as well as many collected by Dan around the wilds of Wisconsin! Fermented and aged in Oak. This beer spent the summer of 2009 aging outdoors in used oak barrels. Then bottle fermented. This is a funky and very sour beer not for the faint of heart. If you are unfamiliar with sour or Brettanomyces beers you may want to pass this one up!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Bruce. Pours rich gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds Italian cheeses, some caramel, dank citrus fruits. Light flavor with some spices, old berries, bit more cheese, old caramel, candied sugars, some herbs. Medium bodied with fine, spritzy carbonation. Finishes sweet with some acetic twang, bready sugars, subtle cheese, berries, faint caramel. Interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (4559) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Cheers to Bruce (I think). Gold with a small head. Loads of parmesan funk. Little else. The taste is quite acetic. Cheese and used socks. Smoked herb. Lemon. Light body, soft carb. The cheese is overpowering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle big thanks to Bruce. It pours hazy amber with decent white head. The nose is sweet, earthy, tangy, wood, vanilla, creaminess, lactose and cheese pie. The taste is crisp, tart, green apple, lemon, vomit, sherbet, some acidity with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good mouth-pucker. Pretty acidic though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle:   Orangish straw, bright, faint haze, lively carbonation, soft sudsy white head, little lacing.   Tart nose, bordering on sour.   Just lots of funky bits happening.   Smells good!   Sour up front, funky, not too dry.   Smooth tho.   Not a real big Gueuze, a bit softer, but clean, a touch dry.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   A bit woody as well.   Good softer example, clean, but wished it lingered a little longer.   Thanks Bob!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4259) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro. pours unclear bright golden with a small white head, some retention and lacing. moderate funk, white wine, white grapes, oak, acetic and lactic, soft bretts, some fruitiness - apples, not the off-flavoured type, pears. average to moderate carbonation, light body - oily, nicely acidic and herbal-grassy finish. enjoyable but a tad linear.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2699) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Bottled in 2010. Thanks to MatSciGuy for this one! Bright golden/amber with a small white head and little to no lacing. Aroma is of honey sweetness, light sourness, wood and light brettanomyces. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet & sour with honey, wood and light floral notes. Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. Slightly dry, but not enough for the style. Nice balance between sweet and sour (though it might be a little too sweet). A tad too linear, but still very interesting. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Pour is clear amber with little white head and little Lacing. Aroma is fairly sweet, honey, light maple, apples, Brett. Taste is less sweet, nice tartness and sour yellow fruits, oak. Low body and medium carb.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle at home with my wife, courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks man!! Pour is slightly hazy orange with a small cream-colored and decent lacing. Spicy, candy, sour grainy, caramelly, biscuit, doughy, somewhat funky, urine, sour fruits, wheaty, and spicy aroma. Taste is huge sour fruits, wheat, pears, green apples, light caramel, spice, bready, musty, urine, and lemon peel with a big sour finish. Light body with high carbobation. Super sour and an awesome treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madbeerbaron (19) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Light amber in color. Nice funky sourness in thr smell and taste to match. Very bubbly, nice lingering tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de citron avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est orange avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de pommes vertes et de citron avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût sûrette. (Rating #4792)


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