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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2010
12/1/10. Bomber courtesy cbfobes! Huge vanilla and oak aroma with touches of sour. Big sour, acid, and vinegar flavor with a nice obvious dose of oak, vanilla, and more. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Thanks for the bottle Danny, pours a nice cloudy golden, some sour funky aroma, taste is crisp, some bretty tart, citrus, amazing. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a bright yellow with a bit of a white head. Smell immediately makes quite a bit of funk apparent, although itís not nearly as integrated as I get from the exemplars of the style. A bit of hay and ever-so-slight sourness. Taste brings forth a bit of horse blanket and some dry wheat. Hopefully itís just the age, but itís not terribly complex at this stage. This carries over into the mouthfeel, which isnít nearly as dry and funky as many Belgian counterparts. Drinkability is good, and Iím left wondering what this might become; or, better yet, what New Glarus might end up making if it continues down this road and creates a larger number of barrels/batches to blend. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-24-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3525) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2010
500 ml bottle
Finally getting to share this with some of the local Cleveland crew I was treated to another world class experience by the brewers who never disappoint. Despite the bar being set high this met and even exceed my expectations. I wish this would see another release so more people could try it but at the same time I want to se what the Careys can think of next.

Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated and golden the body was like the midmorning sun peeking through some clouds of white head. Sour citrus like lemonade cut through the air. There was not much depth but it is crystal clear what message this beer intended to send and it succeeded perfectly.

Flavor / Palate - Very sour and tart I wonder how long this will last before it begins to turn. Already nearly perfect it has a bite that slowly fades without eroding the senses like acid. Not nearly as intense as some of the true Belgian lambics it strikes a balance between playing to the masses and being true to style. I donít know what to do with my last bottle as I know once it is gone this will be just a memory. Hopefully it will see a release again in a few years time once a new batch is prepared.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14732) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to Rando7. Pours clear yellow gold. Nose of tart fruit, peel and butter. Taste of champagne yeast, apple, light oak and buttery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Taste thanks to Chris!
Gold-amber pour, frothy white head. Nose is sawdust, apple juice, sugar, ethanol, burnt toast, and citrus. All over the place, arguably balanced but not serving any one purpose. Flavor has more apple, grape, hints of Brett and citric acidity through sticky finish. Nose has too much, flavor too few, and body is an odd mix of refreshment and oppression. Definitely seems like an experiment with its good and bad parts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light gold body with a white head with light retention. Brett, oak, funky, and bretty aromatics. Sour lemon, brett tones, horse blanket with hints of wood and apple notes. Dry oak tones and a sour finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9321) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
500 ml bottle from STLWill- thanks, Will! Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head. Aroma of ripened apples, brett, lemon juice, oak, sweet malts, and pineapple. Flavor of lemon juice, brett and lactobacillus, oak, champagne, fresh squeezed limes, and funk. Light-bodied, with a tart, sour mouthfeel and crisp carbonation. Sour and fruity. Nice and refreshing, but not quite what I think of as a gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2010
50 cl bottle via trade with thickfreakness - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is full of esters, light herbs, and oak. Flavor is tart esters with a touch of oak and pepper. Finish is not as sour as I thought it would be. Medium body. Iím no Sour fan, but this was a nice beer. Thanks Charlie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2010
The Dan Journal #416. Tasted 10/25/10. 500ml bottle. BRewed 3 24 09. Bottled 8 6 10. Filtered with a honey golden hue. Moldy off-white head. Aromas of apples, tart cherries, honey, vanilla and caramel. Mild burn in the nostrils. Great mix of fruit and sugary sweets. Floral and herbal. Full bodied with a tart palate. Tangy, acidic and astringent! Flavors of tart cherries, orange rind and mild vinegar. Grapefruit and red berries. Very estery. Good interpretation and delicious drinking. Very nice indeed!

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