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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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A Golden Ale created by blending the final recipe with its own barrel aged pilot beers fermented with wild yeasts and lacto. Each individual barrel contributes a unique flavor from the wood chosen and the cultures resident to achieve the subtle complexities that develop(ed) over time. A beer which starts sweet, filling the mouth with fruit-like esters and mild spiciness, changing to a tart and lingering flavor reminiscent of apples and grapefruit living amidst an earthy, citrusy hop aroma. 42% aged in wine barrels 58% Ale


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Had this at Where The Wild Beers Are. Pours a hazed amber orange with a thin white to yellowed beige head. Soft fuzzy musk and fleshy tropical fruit on the nose. Big dense yeast, toast and malt. Light acid and pepper, musk, soft wheat. Big wheat and caramel into a yeasty finish with warm alcohol and light acid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1967) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle opened with a big pop of the cork and poured a deep orange amber color with a one finger white head. Aroma has white wine barrel, vanilla, sweet fruit, bready malt, and a snap of heat. Mouth feel is medium light and there is high side carbonation. Flavor has lots from the barrels, vanilla, white wine grapes, brett, esters, malt, and a light sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Good stuff, bretty cork shot off, tons of wine flavors, grains and hoppy. This is fantastic

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10955) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle from Aaron. Thanks! Hazy orange pour with a huge white head. Really nice fruity aroma of peach, white wine, apple, banana, and citrus. Golden raisin, oak, vanilla, and a light tartness. The flavor is a blend of sweet and sour. Quite a lot of peach, banana, grape, apple, and golden raisin. Sweet vanilla, a touch of oak, citrus zest, mild tartness and a high level of carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (881) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Deep hazy orange, huge fluffy white head. Intense yeast nose, wood, wine, peach. Sour as. Medium body. Like a lambic, but with mad woody notes. Finish is long, sour and bitter. Not your ordinary beer. Re rated, enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
750 ml bottle shared at the Flossmoor Pre-Dark Lord Day event (Flossmoor, IL). Pours a deeper orange amber hue, well hazed, good orange glow throughout. A frothy whitish head atop dies to a film and laces ok. Aromas are pears and apples, sour slant with some lactic acidity, yogurt, and lemons. Gentle oak, straw, and graininess. More lacto hits the nostrils, some gentle crab apple, bready malts, and melon. Initial is lighter end of the fold, more dry and fizzy brett up front hits the palate, grass and hay, some funky horseblanket. Some bigger yogurt influence, lactic acidity is soft and yogurty. Some crab apple, sour pear and some banana. Yogurt, brett, and some dryness. A bit fizzy and dry, brett influence. Some gentle oak, sweeter tart fruit and good lactic element but brett dominates the palate for me. A bit sweet and cumbersome for me, a touch thick and not light and vibrant like I prefer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
Slutfest! I appreciated the extra notes given to me on this one. :) Medium gold. Slight sour aroma. Flavor is some funk, balanced pils malts. Pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomashall (39) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2013
Okay beer....not much sour flavor...more of a bitter taste. Decent color...can taste some orange peel with the bitter taste.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (3840) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Slutfest 2013: Sharp cheddar, whole lemon aroma. Cloudy amber, huge peach colored sticky head. Whole overripe lemon, DMS. Medium body. Not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
750 mL bottle shared at Slutfest 4. Pours a murky orange color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of stone fruits, butter, pale malts, wood, earthy hops, honey. The taste is strawberries, stone fruits, honey, earth, nuts, herbal malts. Medium bodied, excellent balance, slight tartness.


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