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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Highly effervescent orange body with fluffy off white head that retains as a cap thru out. Leaves nice lacing. Nose of caramel, citrus, fruit and slight funk. Taste same. Mouthfeel crisp with dry orange rind finish. Awesome brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1026) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle, thanks to McGrupp612. Pours dark ruby burnt caramel, dense fluffy off-white head, retention for ages. Aroma is a cloud of brett and yeast, fruit and caramel brown sugar, berries evident, noticeable citrusy, herbal hop quality, touch of tartness with oak. Taste is toasted oak, toffee and sweet malt, a light oud bruin type tart quality and fruitiness, dry finish. Full body, nice carbonation and easy to drink. Kind of a weird amalgam of styles, but interesting all the same and not bad at all to me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
colej1650 (14) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Pours a nice head and color. Taste has hints of fruit with a semi dry finish. Overall a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
This is a very nice beer that I was able to try during a tap take over at Dempseys pub in Lawrence, KS. Not as good as the sour Meddler that I tried the same night. This is much more mellow, with a sharper hop character and a lighter body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keir (127) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Have been drinking this over the course of several months and like the funky, oaky, fruity nose and taste. Good but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured hazy, amber-brown with a moderate head. Some oak and yeast spice on the nose. A bit dry, not much going on flavor wise. Ended up being a drain pour for me. Sort of boring. Hints of wood, yeast spice and dryness, brett just seemed to infect this and not refine it.

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
I swear to God I’m going to pistol whip the next guy who says, " Shenanigans."

Hey Farva what’s the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?

You mean Shenanigans?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Has nice lemon and yeast funk scents. Taste is similar with a puckering sour, quite a bit of carbonation, fizzy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces an initially three finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head that slowly overflows quite a bit over the sides of my glass. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, gold tinged, red hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells fruity, like citrusy hops, berry like notes, maybe a touch of herbal character, a touch of funkiness, and a supporting rich maltiness that contributes lots of toasted brown bread maltiness, and spicy whole grain cracker character.

Lightly tart tasting, it has a light funky phenolic character in the finish, and there is a rich maltiness in the middle; this last contributes rich, toasted whole grain notes, and even a chewy, richly caramelized grain note. The finish is a bit sharp with some phenols as well as a touch of herbal hop bitterness. The beer has a rich body to it that gives it a richness, though without being cloying. The oak character provides lots of spiciness here as well as some astringency and even herbal accentuating woody notes here. Hop notes of ruby red grapefruit zest, accentuated a berry like fruitiness, and even a touch of floral cherry. This is only lightly tart and lightly funky; the Brettanomyces is only subtly here, but it is noticeable and does add to the complexity of this brew. As the beer it gets a touch more tart and fruity, which helps to soften the oak a bit as well as balance out the rich maltiness.

A really nice brew to sip on slowly over the course of an evening. It is really well balanced between the malt, oak, hops and Brettanomyces characters. Really in the end it is the balance that makes this beer so nice, it doesn’t have any particular unique quality about it, and if it was missing one of its sum of its parts it wouldn’t be nearly as tasty and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4440) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Where the Wild Beers Are 2012. The high abv is well hidden. Some oak in the aroma, as well as yeast. Lightly sour and dry. Cloudy.


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