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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Sour mash Belgian dark ale brewed with black currants. Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, IL.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1271) - Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at the local option; pour is murky brown with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass; it has a certain aroma that I recall... somewhat belgian, and somewhat shitty as well. Cola, fruit esters, berries, and caramel. The flavor profile reveals a prickly carbonation, cola sweetness, berries, caramel, moving to some weak belgian notes that never come together. Yeah, I remember this from the struisse release

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
nice dark, dark brown -- almost opaque -- color. thin tan head. wonderful aroma of dark, aged fruits. assertive sour note, mixing with aged dark fruit note. really great experience.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy dark brown with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie malt, black currant, light toast malt, sour dark fruits and earthy notes. Flavor is sour dark fruits, earthy and toasted malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1703) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 31, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Opaque, very dark mahogany with a fine, khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of bread yeast, tart dark fruit, sour chocolate and toasted sourdough bread. The aroma is fairly mild and seems thin, if that makes any sense. Taste of sweet and sour black currents, dark toasted malt, chocolate, toasted sourdough bread and dark fruit. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation with a thin, unsatisfying mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draft from brewery/taproom. Dark ruby hued mahogany with a deep beige head. Nose shows caramel, cocoa, dark fruit notes (plums, currants) and Belgian yeast. Taste is tart currants, cocoa, dark bread, toasted malt, strong yeast and soft earthy notes. Cocoa, tart currants, tart berries, toasted grains, yeast and light earthiness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Sour currant aromas. Light sour currant flavors. Overall not too bad but could be more sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Tap. Pours clear brown to hazel, shall beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is spiced, fruity, cinnamon, toffee, yeast. Flavor is quite spicy, ginger, medium sweet, minimal bitterness, fruit, toffee. Medium body. Interesting, but a bit o er spiced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tap @ Churchkey. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is lactose, coca cola, some mild buggy yeasty funk. A bit of brown toast and cream. The taste is roasted malts. Mildly tart vinous notes. Red grape and cherry. Smooth cocoa. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty flavorful, nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2137) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at CK thanks travlr! Deep cherry cola color, small head. Nosr brings nice cassis, light earthy tartness. Palate a bit thin. Fine, but not particularly intriguing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Maroon color, clear, tan edge head. Aroma of dark berries, cherries, grapes. Taste is softly sour currant, sourdough brown bread.


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