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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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


Tybalt's rating

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tybalt (205) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Very nice bouquet. Super fluffy head...quite a lot of sediment. Aroma is maple syrup and apples. Yeasty flavor with some tarty fruit and finishes with heavy alcohol.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2134) - 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 (2912) - 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 (214) - 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 (5715) - 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 (1201) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
Spicy peppercorn, sweet and sour notes cooking apples with a big bread/yeasty kick, nice enough tasted odd not bad just not what i was expecting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber with a thin white head. High carbonation Aromas are funky, white pepper, caramel. Taste is funky, with the wine being very subtle. Texture is creamy. Finishes short. OK, but expected more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Amber qith white head. Peppery belgian aroma. Taste is peppery belgian yeast, little funk and caramel. Little tangy. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (467) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden light orange color. Tart aroma, with some citrus character. Nice tart, brett like flavor as well. Citrus. Some mild alcohol warmth and astringency (however served warm). Overall, pretty tasty but a little on the harsh side.


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