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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6509) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - 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.

4
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Golden yellow, whitish cover. Not a sharp sour but cheesy funk aroma, lemony. Taste is more funky, cheese, some tart sour and lemon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of oak, lemon, pear, tart apple, and a touch of white vinegar. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of peach flesh and pepper. Overall body is moderate, moderately sweet, and lightly tart/acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11844) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2010
500 ml bottle courtesy of daknole, thanks very much! Bright, clear golden color. Aroma of a dusty barnyard. Taste has peach, apricot, citrus, pepper. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6021) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
500 ml bottle thanks to Toby. I love those cool penciled in labels. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. A sweet fruity nose, some vanilla and funk. A fizzy cream soda-like flavor, some funk, lots of oak, but sweet and not sour at all. Very unusual, a different take. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2010
500ml bottle-thanks hbmason-pours an off white bubbly head and hazy gold color. Aroma is tart fruit, vinegr, medium malt, wood. Taste is very tart fruit-cherry, vinegar, medium malt, wood, funky, yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear yellow fizzy gold color with very little head. The nose is sweet with honey, sour brett, maple syrup, vanilla and malibu rum. Bright thin tart flash impact on the palate then fades to light malt and honey almost instantly. Nice and fruity in the finish, just that quick kick of tart on the tip of the tongue and then itís back to fruity and complex. Reminds me a bit of a berliner weisse.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle shared by Captain_Cab...thanks Mike! - Pours light amber with a small white head. Smell is white grape, a touch of balsamic vinegar, and a bit of oak sharpness. Taste is much softer than the nose, with more tartness and acidity. Thereís a bit of fruity sweetness to it too that detracts a bit for me. Would love for this to be more dry, funky, and with more mineral qualities. Like many of the other reviews, however, I have to admit this is pretty tasting, if not what I was expecting. I also have to agree that Iím curious to see what a couple years will do to this. If nothing else, thanks Dan and Randy for giving this a shot!


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