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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (383) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber with 3 finger thick beige head. Aroma: Woody, fruity, spicy, leather, wine notes, funky, acetic, citrus, caramel and malty. Taste: Medium sourness, low/medium sweetness and low bitterness. Palate: Thick slightly grainy texture, medium body, prickly carbonation, dry lingering tart acetic, wine, fruity, spicy, bready, caramel finish with alcohol warmth. Comments: Very good and glass lace.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (390) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2014
Pours cloudy yellow orange. Big lasting foam head. Looks great. Nose is mild sour, orange rind, bread, yeast, urine. Sweet orange flavour, spice, with a disappointing amount of sourness. Plenty of bubbles which is a bit too much and leaves a sugary sherbet finish. Alcohol strength is managed well. For a wild beer you would be expecting more complexity and sourness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1347) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden amber, sweet, dry berry fruits, light toffee, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. £17! bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This cloudy orange coloured beer pours with a large foamy head and remains lively to the bottom of the glass. It has spicy citrus and pineapple flavours, vanilla, oak, wine, whisky and tart cider apple notes on the dry, creamy zesty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiercepanda (503) - Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2014
A hazy dark orange beer. The aroma is sour fruit, lots of apple. The flavor is the same plus yeast and spice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2201) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2014
750 mL, big thanks to my man Brett for the share! Pours a cloudy peach with vivacious, rocky white head. Nose and flavor hold huge nectar fruit with apricot and peach, hints of white wine and sweet pink grapefruit, lemon, orange rind, and soft, lovely funk. Definitely can sense the ABV, but it’s not sweet and has attenuated beautifully. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Lutter. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head frothy head that lasts. The aroma is strong funk, oak, spice, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with dry fruit, funk, oak, and light tart finish. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (236) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
I’ve been aging this guy for well over a year and it was wepl worth it. Great slightly tart aroma, smooth tart ale with wine and apples and oak, finishes so smooth. Great aging bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, white grape, oak, hints of vanilla, lots of green apple notes with some slight lactic notes, hints of brett come through as well. Taste was a mix of brett, oak, vanilla, into some nice biscuit, bread, fruit comes through with lemon, tart berry, hints of green apple, finishing fairly tart, slightly dry. Pretty nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1271) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pour is dark hazed amber with a tight off white head. The nose is a balance of wood, Brett, and fruit. Wood is most forthcoming with apple skin, light mushroom and tannin. Taste is much less balanced, stronger malt undertones, brighter apple skin notes, musky mushroomy brett, fairly powerful tannic flavor. Very strong carbonation, light body, semi dry finish with a tinge of booze but not too much for the alcohol content.


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