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RATINGS: 88   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle from Daknole! Pours deep gold with a nice pillow of bubbly white head. Aroma is slightly tart, heavy on the pineapple. Taste is the same. Not a puckering sour, but a nice dry bretty taste, sweet white grapes, and it all comes together into a distinct pineapple taste. A very distinct belgian spicy yeast. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2012
75cl bottle pours a hazy gold with some fluffy white head. Nose is nice and inviting, lightly woody, some dried citrus peel, grass, a little medicinal, white grapes, a little horsey. Flavor is the same, tart but not puckering, dusty, rustic, grassy, hay, dried lemon. Medium bodied, tart but refreshing finish. Well balanced, good barrel character.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (2034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Draft sample. Gold in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of boozy honied whiskey, wood, and slightly caramelized sugar. Flavors are dominated by fruity Belgian yeast, cooking spices, and demerara sugar. Heavy bodied. Somewhat like a heavier, boozier, and wood influanced Duvel. Not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (1025) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Thick and sweet ale with some funk and tartness. More of a saison than a sour, not my style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (977) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap poured a golden hue w/ med sized white foamy head and great lacing. Big fruity aromas. A medium to full bodied and lively carbonation. The malts are fruity and sweet, with some tropical flavors. The hops are earthy w/ notes of wood. Nice blend of sweet, fruit, wood and tart. Finish is clean and smooth while the aftertaste is sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of oak, vanilla, spice, citrus, horseblanket and light white wine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, spice, white wine, citrus and lighyt horseblanket with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering oak finish. Not bad but WAY overpriced!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4416) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Draught at brewery. I didn’t realize there was a new entry for the latest batch. From memory, I found this batch actually a bit sweeter than the previous with more brown sugar on the taste and slightly less apple. Still, enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (445) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Pours an Orange with a four finger head with heavy lacing. Sweet and tart with green apple medium body with soft caRbonation. Long tart finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11473) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a cloudy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour fruit and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer and good for another large round number for me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. Hazy pale orange color with a medium thick and foamy white head that recedes slowly to a film. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of funky fruit and malt. Medium to full body with a moderately sour fruit character and notes of earthy malt and yeast. The finish is fruity with a woody aftertaste. Above average overall.


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