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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2012
As expected this pours crimson with a sturdy tan head. The aroma has musty fruit (peach / ripe apple), light brett funk, toasty malt, lots of spicy phenols, bit of oak and a good bit of sweet malt. Fairly full body that is smooth with a lot of soft gentle carbonation that fits the beer well. The flavor starts like the aroma, but all of the flavors are magnified a bit. The sweetness hits first along with the fruit aspect - very ripe fruit along with some musty cellar notes. The brett and oak come out on the finish a bit, but they mainly accent the other flavors. There is a mild alcohol warmth, but it’s not hot at all to me. Interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
The pour is a nearly murky, blood red, deep crimson color with a full, off-white, pillowy, fluffy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves minimal, scattered lace. The nose is pleasant with an earthy funkiness, dried apricots, candied dates, light orange peel, toasted caramel, and vanilla edges. The flavor starts with toasted caramel and rich vanilla, some figs, and a tropical citrus notes but dries out revealing dry earth, dry oak, and a cinnamon note. The palate is dry, lively, moderate to full, and velvety. The finish is drying, leafy, citrus turning almost limey, still vanilla oak, and a caramel sweetness. Certainly an interesting use of the brett on such a rich, malt forward beer. The flavors really did work together but the palate just inhibited the malt richness from emerging fully and the flavor progression to develop. The nose was great but the rest of the was only good.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery was clear red with a thin white head, aroma brought notes of plastic, garbage bag type aromas with some sickly sweet fruity and sugary notes, hints of caramel as well with slight lactic and funk notes. Taste was the same plastic and garbage notes, hints of rotten fruit and caramel, finishing slightly tart. Not good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
valerieglasgow (5) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2012 does not count
I was pretty excited to get this beer at first. First pour it has a nice reddish hue to it and the aroma was a sweeter smell. The taste however really threw me for a loop, at first it was really bitter and tasted like a leather but after letting it sit for a few minutes it still had that leather flavor but not as prominent. Overall I thought it was a decent beer, there definitely could have been something more to the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2012
Tulip glass draft at Martin City Brewing Co in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed ruby copper brown, with a one inch light tan head. The aroma is caramel malt, floral, honey sweetness and a very faint soft lactic sour. The taste is honey sweet malt, a bite of light bitter tangy floral, then finishes with a oak woodiness. Aftertaste lingers with some bitter sharp cherry skins. The palate is medium bodied, tingling carbonation, and the rather rough finish. A little unrefined tasting, though interesting.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2012
Initially poured a bit cold, Shenanigans presented a very harsh chemical/plastic aroma mixed with leather and apples. After warming up, that disappears, but smelled of learher, fruit, and rye. The flavors are also a bit off. There is still a bit of chemical flavor present amidst old wood, banana, citrus, and old socks. Not really impressed with this one. Not very well executed as a wild ale

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2615) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. 9.1% ABV per the label. Served at a cool cellar temperature. A new arrival at a local package store. Pours a thick slowly collapsing ivory head, with attractive lacing over a hazy, reddish amber (SRM 10) body....nose initially is a strange combination of plastic, rubber toys, light dried fruits, pineapple.....taste is light chemical tones, followed by hints of fruit including pineapple, and light brett funk, with light sweetness arriving late.....mouth feel light, carbonation, after initial pour, low. The variable chemical aromas gradually dissipated almost totally, but were major flaws. They were not funk, barnyard, nor cellar in nature. Additionally the overall complexity in the aromas and flavors were quite low. This may have been an off bottle, but I will rate it to what I have to smell and taste. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a hazy dark reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has fruity sour tart woody aroma with earthy hints. Fruity sour tart flavor with woody hints and weak hints of cherry. Has a fruity sour tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1513) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Sampled at the rare beer tasting at Wynkoop GABF 2009. Very tart but a little sweet. Light body but strong presence. Wonderful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2009
The aroma is of walnuts and syrup. Reddish amber, murky apple cider-like color. Tastes as it smells, strong but not too intense with a tiny brett/sour finish. Intriguing and excellent. Notes: On tap at the Pints for Prostates/Denver Rare Beer Tasting at Wynkoop Brewing Co, 2009 Great American Beer Fest


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