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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lcherre (6) - - JUL 30, 2012 does not count
It pours dark, a nice aroma of chocolate, currants and raisin. A Very good beer that gets beter with every sip

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bob_w (292) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rhsiung (685) - USA - MAY 28, 2012
picked up in st louis. shouldíve expected it to be available here, but couldnít resist. i think my favorite fruit beer ever. violet highlights! alum is right about gentle cocoa and roast.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Jerryís. Dark mahogany with decent, creamy, tan head, good lacing / Mellow nose of dark fruit, berry, smoke, chocolate / Medium to full body, lightly sweet & sour, steely but somewhat lush, with excellent balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of sour black current, dark cherry, smoke, jerky, grass, chocolate / A superb sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (860) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Tap @ Mekong shared with HopTsing. Very dark with thick cream head and lots of lacing. Smells roasty, boozy, herbalescent, and tart. Tastes roasty and bitter. Not too heavy. I actually really like this which I wasnít expecting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (2890) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
750 ml bottle
Rating 2,700
This has been sitting in the cellar for a while. A good beer for a rating milestone did not let down the expectations put forth by the Half Acre and Perennial brands. A true world class fruit beer is just as good as anything that new Glarus puts out and a benchmark for anyone to aspire to.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich purplish base is like alcoholic prune juice complete with an ivory head. Plus, raisins, sweet chocolate, and malt all cling in the air like a fog. A heavy alcoholic texture lets you know that it means business.

Flavor / Palate - Raisins, plums, and dark chocolate carry the malt bill to center stage. Driven by grapes this is almost like a boozy version of Fanta grape soda. I donít know if I could drink a whole bottle in one sitting although I would definitely love to take up the challenge.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayzz (304) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Vanilla fruit aroma and murky dark amber color. Has a sweet rich currant flavor with a very slight bitter long finish and fizzy palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
750 ml bottle. Proud is a fairly dark brown... highlights come through on the pour, but in the glass itís pretty dark. Head is fairly thin and tan, maybe a quarter inch by the time itís all said and done. Aromas are kind of muted, but I pick up some fruit (smells like black cherries to me), very light chocolate notes and a little graininess. Flavor is interesting... Tastes a lot like a very good cherry stout. There is a decent amount of roasty maltiness but the crown jewel is the current presence which is robust and carries the beer from start to finish, but gets tarter as it goes until a fairly sour finish. I was a little afraid of this one, thinking it could go south pretty quickly, but I didnít expect it to be this good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Tap at brewery st louis, mo june 2013 Pours murky brown with a soapy tan head with great lacing. Nose is currants lite sourness , nutty notes, some nice roasted notes. Flavors are very tart lite sourness lots of currant flavors roasted notes lite char with some funky belgian yeast twang. Long lite nutty roasted notes with lingering sourness grains lite bitterness very nic complex beer that canít really be in a category.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1007) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 The appearance of this beer is a dark reddish brown color with a medium off-white head, and the aroma has hints of toasted and caramel malts, Belgian yeast, and raisins. The taste is slightly sweet, mildly umami, and slightly sour, and the palate mixes an thin texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long finish.


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