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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
bottle at home ... golden amber ... big big white head .. soft .. sweet funk ... big brett nose .. soft fruits ... light fruits .. light zezt ... light yeast ... light brett ... fruits

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
(Draught and 750ml bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours a clear yellow body with a bright white head. Aroma of vanilla, wood, horse blanket, vinous, and tangerine. Flavor of vanilla, grass, orange, apricot, white grape, and pineapple. Quite sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2012
750 ml bottle, exploding cork, ceiling strike, on the second twist of the cage. Gusher. Cloudy golden amber color, massive beige ice cream cone head. Aroma of well coordinated spice, dust, mild funk, brown bread. Taste is softly sour and slightly oily brown bread, earth, pumpernickel. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10916) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9797) - 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!!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a nice cloudy apricot color with a very fluffy white head. Aroma is up front with some barnyard, manure, citrus, oak, light vinous notes, clementines. Flavor has some good funk, yeast, oranges, leathery flavors, some tart qualitites mixed in with the sweet yeasty flavors. I think this version is better than the original version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Tap @ Odell. Pours a dark golden appearance with a small off white head. Funky fruity, whiskey, tart wine, citrusy, oaky aroma. Tart, white fruit, red grape, grainy woody, leather, tannic flavor with a bit of booze on the finish. Pretty complex, though a little all over the place. Fun to try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8539) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8127) - 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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