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RATINGS: 287   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 – 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 don’t know about lust. Grains of paradise are infused into the nectar, and when poured Aphrodite is crowned with a luxuriously shimmering rose-pink head.


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4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2011
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pours a funky brilliant pink/red (if you read carefully, you’ll see the mention of raspberry as an ingredient -- I had not read carefully before pouring so was a little surprised!) with a medium-thin pinkish off-white head. The aroma is fantastic -- some funky savory notes blended with the smell of a bakery: fresh raspberry-jelly filled croissants! There is a touch of bread-crust - an interesting graininess that subdues the fruit and sweetness. Very inviting. Flavor is funky and very dry -- drying acidity with touches of funky graininess, like touches of sesame sticks, and some fruit. Fruity dry semi-sweet towards the finish with earthy touches of leather and grass along with subtly bready malt and tart fruit. Dry white-wine-like finish. Mouthfeel is like champagne -- drying and acidic, very mild in body, lots of briskness and tingly carbonation. Overall, a very good beer -- very original, funky, unique, dry and drinkable like a fine wine. An intriguing offering (and a good deal compared to buying a bottle of wine, sparkling or not -- good way to win wine-drinkers over to fine beer).


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2743) - 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.

3.9
   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 that’s extremely dense, it’s 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. It’s very fruity. It’s very fruity in the mouth as well, with bold raspberry dominating the flavor as well as aroma. After further intake of the beer it’s 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 I’ve ever tasted. It’s 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, it’s a very nice beer. It’s definitely not something most people are used to drinking, and it’s a little too fruity to drink in large quantities. This beer should be set aside for special, fruity occasions. Very well done!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4284) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1829) - - MAY 19, 2014
Transfer review from BA reviewed on 2-8-12 - Had on tap and served in tulip shaped glass Appearance – A deep ruby red color with some haziness. A light head was present upon serving which faded giving a small amount of lacing. Smell – 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 – 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 it’s dryness intensified at the expense of the sweet. In many ways its flavor was very on par with a moderately dry champagne. Mouthfeel – 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 – 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (887) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1752) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
On the Second Day of Christmas 2013....pours light reddish brown with a very small and quickly dissipating head. Aroma is earthy, funk and raspberry. Taste is sweet with a lingering tartness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
9/18/2011. From bottle. Pours deep red with a large pinkish head. Cherry, raspberry and citrus with Belgian yeast. Tart and sour with somewhat high carbonation. Very nice.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (255) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (747) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours deep pink with a white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Aggressive carbonation. Sour finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - 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 i’ve had to myself in quite a while."


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