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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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A strong crimson ale aged in Woodcut barrels innoculated with a house brettanomyces strain.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was funky, of tarts, fruits and some yeast. The taste was of funk, yeast ,fruit, oak and some green apple. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Might have to revisit this one as I truly can’t make up my mind. Dark murky scarlet pour with hints of ruby, crimson, and garnet. Eggshell crown. Caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, funk, oak, herbal and a subtle spice. Love the idea of this using Woodcut barrels...just not sure the fruit flavor combination works well for me. Another bottle will help.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
I have had this beer on tap twice, I think two different batches. Both times I really did not enjoy it. I think it is the "house brett" which is akin to the disaster that was Hivaranno. Now this isn’t as bad because its at least carbonated. Otherwise, sometimes its a thin line between a good brett beer and a bad brett beer. Chemical and solvent with feral type of brett dominates.
I swear to God, I’ll pistol whip the next guy that says ’shenanigans!’

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2013
(750ml bottle) clear deep crimson, creamy deep tan head that sticks around. Nose of Brett, oak, caramel, floral, clover, fresh cut herbs. Taste of herbs, cherry, spices, cinnamon, not tart but funky and Brett forward.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle picked up in St. Louis. Pours a deep brown-red with an off-tan head. Nose is really neat. Vanilla, cherry pie, crackery with a sweet and earthy play to it. On tasting, it has picked up some subtle acidity but is more barrel and brett driven. Light sweetness/vanilla with a drying brett finish. Cool beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2013
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a brownish, red tinged color with an off white head. Woody, fruity, caramel, citrus, some vanilla, and some funkiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Wood floral notes toffee cherry nose. Crimson pour thin head. Bitter feet funk over carbonation. Airy boozy bitter. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Tasted on 2/28/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours murky dark brown/orange with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is a nice blend of caramel malt, toffee, vanilla oak, plenty of barnyard funk, and a nice sour red wine vinegar note. The flavor is tart and sour up front, moving to the more barnyard funk, malty caramel and toffee notes, and the vanilla barrel and vinous wine notes on the back of the palate. The body is just fuller than average with filling, lively carbonation, and a long sour vinous, barnyard funk, and vanilla oak finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head.Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, horseblanket, coconut, light oak and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, horseblanket, citrus and light oak with a smooth dry lingering funky citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
750ml Bottle. The pour was a murky medium brown with a slight ruby hue and an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that reduced to a thin cap which lasted throughout and produced excellent thick sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a toasted grain malt and a funky Brett yeast with hints of caramel, green apple, overripe dark fruit (plums and grapes), citrus peel and bit of spice and a mild woody cask presence. The taste was very malty and lightly sweet-tart with notes of caramel and dark fruit from the onset, progressing into a slightly bitter flavor with spicy sour presence and a woody alcohol ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a sour citrus peel bitterness left to linger for just a tad longer. Mouthfeel was just under medium in body and dry in texture with a ticklish carbonation. Overall this was a very unique tasting brew: a bit sour, a tad sweet, a touch fruity and a nice bitter woody finish. All this working together to basically create this very tasty and memorable brew...


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