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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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In Greek mythology, Aphrodite rises from the foam of the waves of the sea, enchanting all who see her, and inciting thoughts of love and lust where ever she goes. We could hardly say it more eloquently. Our Limited Edition Aphrodite Ale is ethereal, intriguing and mysterious Ė as the Goddess Aphrodite must have been. Aphrodite has champagne-like carbonation, much as the foam of the waves of the sea. Plus enchanting flavors with whispers of raspberry and pear, and hints of funk and tartness created by the Brett yeast. The refreshing dryness comes from the unusual combination of Ommegang and Brett yeasts, and incites feelings of love and thirst, though we donít know about lust. Grains of paradise are infused into the nectar, and when poured Aphrodite is crowned with a luxuriously shimmering rose-pink head.

Maddog's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maddog (419) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Draft at the brewery. I was a little let down by this beer.....it was good, but when I see Brett in the description, I want an overly funky, tart bastard of a beer. The nose was raspberries and the flavors were raspberries, pear and just a hint of funky Brett tartness. A tasty beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (982) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Orange-amber with a heavy haze, a yellowish head with a slight pink twinge, creamy and moderate-fast rate of decay. Aroma is tart strawberry, hint of bubble gum, old grasses/hops, some mixed berry, a bit cloying and also cheesy tart lactic, old butter popcorn, hint of sewage... Bottled June 2011, Drink by Summer 2014 (so half a year after the drink-by date.) Body is medium-light somewhat syrup, touch of grittiness, moderate carbonation, moderate coarseness, pervasive, medium-light burn. Flavor is strawberry jam, light funky grass with a hint of old dry cheese and the slightest hint of rotting trash. Overall, a very interesting, complex combination of fruit and considerable, complex funk. Unfortunately, thereís just a bit much of cloying yuck underneath. Itís not wholly delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (115) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled on 6/10/11. Pours a murky brown with rose tint. Minimal off-white head. Ultra fruity nose Ė apples, pears, plums, cherries, raisins, and some spice. Slightly sour taste which was relatively unexpected based on the smell. The tartness was reminiscent of cranberries or possibly raspberries. Some yeast and funkiness on the back end. Sharp mouthfeel. Overall, great surprise and a nice change of pace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (309) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Drank from a pint poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Kevin! Nice sweet aromas of flowers. Taste is sweet a bit tart with a dry finish. Decent beer not a great Ommegang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"pours apinkish ruby red w/pink foam. lively carbonation, but the feel mellows as it sits. the raspberry somes out as it warms too. aroma is sharp raspberry with a touch o funk. flvor musty raspberry, slightly sweet, very tart. the brett is a background player, but there. dry finish. very good beer, it would be interesting to see how this develops over time. quite drinkable...1st 750 iíve had to myself in quite a while."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2828) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of raspberries, cherry, brett, earth, yeast and funk. Flavor was sweet and fruity with raspberries, brett, funk, yeast, cherry and had a bit of acidity. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (783) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours deep pink with a white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Aggressive carbonation. Sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Topped by a fine, rosy salmon-colored head thatís extremely dense, itís really interesting in appearance. Underneath that rose-colored head is a solid ruby-colored body that resembles some sort of exotic juice. It smells almost like a cider, fruity and champagne-like. Itís very fruity. Itís very fruity in the mouth as well, with bold raspberry dominating the flavor as well as aroma. After further intake of the beer itís apparent that the pear content is giving the beer its cider-like qualities. The strong fruity, alcoholic flavor reminds me of a light-bodied fruity cough syrup or strong lambic. It definitely lives up to its name. This is probably the most chicky beer Iíve ever tasted. Itís very smooth, light bodied, refreshing, and entertaining on the palate. Lots of fun delicious flavors dance on the tongue. The more you drink the less it tastes like cough syrup. Overall, itís a very nice beer. Itís definitely not something most people are used to drinking, and itís a little too fruity to drink in large quantities. This beer should be set aside for special, fruity occasions. Very well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Rated on 6-14-2012 (Corked and caged bottle) The appearance is a large fizzy pinkish head with a short retention, hazy reddish body, slow rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is raspberries, tart, suggestion of sourness, sweet, and brett. The flavor is raspberries, tart, sweet, brett, and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel bubbly and this beer is light-medium bodied. The flavor seems a bit disjointed and it is a bit too tart tasting for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1913) - - MAY 19, 2014
Transfer review from BA reviewed on 2-8-12 - Had on tap and served in tulip shaped glass Appearance Ė A deep ruby red color with some haziness. A light head was present upon serving which faded giving a small amount of lacing. Smell Ė The fruit aroma is really potent for this brew. Strong aromas of raspberries and cherry are at the start, souring as the aroma advances; giving a smell of citrusy lemon. At the very end a bit of booziness mixes in with the sour; finishing off the aroma. Taste Ė The fruit that is present in the aroma is the first to be detected. Sweet flavors of raspberry and dried fruits meet the tongue. The maltier-bready backbone of the beer then starts to develop and maximizes in the middle of the taste profile. The sweet and maltiness slowly gives way to a much drier flavor profile toward the end. As the brew warmed itís dryness intensified at the expense of the sweet. In many ways its flavor was very on par with a moderately dry champagne. Mouthfeel Ė A crisp mouthfeel with a lighter body and a bit of a higher carbonation level. Again more dry champagne like; a bit of a bite on the tongue with some soothing carbonation bubbles. Overall Ė It was worth a try, but nothing I would go to on any real occasion. If looking of a beer alternative to a champange then this is it, but otherwise nothing too spectacular.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (904) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
Poured bright red with a bubbly pink head. Aroma of tart raspberries and Brett funk. Sweet and sour flavor. Palate is light, fizzy, and lively. Good fruit beer but not really my favorite style.

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