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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A wild-fermented (100% brettanomyces) Belgian-style ale aged for seven months with Missouri-grown wine grapes in French oak cabernet barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (487) - Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2014
From keir, shared w/ Douglas. A: Cloudy brown with an off white head. Good lacing. N: Grapes, cherry, brett, grain, lemon, grapefruit, and acid. T: Acetone and vinegar sourness. Fruit adds some sweetness, but this is sour to the point of burning. M: Medium body, and some alcohol. O: Enjoyable, but since Iím not a fan of acetic american wilds, so it gets a downgrade. Still, worthy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle shared by Luke. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small white head. A big sour woody fruity nose. The flavor is intense fruit, grapes, woody, sawdust, pretty sour, but lots of sweetness as well. Tannic vanilla. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
hazy tea amber, tepid with no head. Playdoh and plastic nose, sulfuric with melon hints, all over with no marriage. Flavor richer, dessert like up front with cinnamon and grass, plastic and mango mid, oddly synthetic combo, buttery sweet dessert crust finish. Flavor more composed than nose, as much desert as sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (2905) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Fobab 2013 Rate #9:
Pours a darkish red, sorta brown color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is oaky and tart but has a sort of weird sweet on sour fruity kind of thing happening.

The flavor drops the sweetness for the most part, itís offers a lemony character and a bright sour fruit punch. Itís also got a nice rich oaky flavor that never becomes over bearing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy ruby with purple notes, a small, effervescent white head, very short retention with a head that dissipates to the glass edge. Aroma is grapes, vinous notes, Brettanomyces, and light biscuit and cracker malt with earthy hops. Flavor is tart grapes and berries, light sweet and crisp malt, light hops and bitterness, earthy Brettanomyces and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with no head at all. The aroma and flavor have tart berries, oak, funk, vinous notes, caramel, lactic notes with a dry mouth feel. The carbonation thing is not usually something that bugs me, but for this I canít help thinking that it would benefit from some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (1735) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle thanks to Keir ! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a finge rof gaseous foam. The nose is a bit musky with some berry notes, sour cherry, wet oak and a strange malt profile poking through... the palate is much more pleasant than the nose with a similar profile but they balance each other out as the beer warms to room temp. Soft acidity, some barnyard funk and lots of musky grape and berry notes round out the profile nicely. There is a slick almost buttery quality on the finish but overall a tasty treat !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750mL. Pours a full haze, pinkish tea. Medium, white foam. Nose is sweet orange, juicy Brett C, some Brett plasticy phenols. Taste is moderately tart with a small acetic bite, juicy blood orange. Salty. Still, pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
750ml bottle pours a murky, garnet amber with some wispy white head. Nose has a lot of vinegar, red grapes, some white grape too, unripened peach, some funk, cherry, some wet grass. Flavor has cherries and grapes and some funk, but itís killed by a little too much acid. Acidic finish. Not bad, but to me, it seemed like it had all the acid of a Cantillon or a Drie Fontenein without any of the complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (1707) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Sampled at Midwest Belgian Beer Festival. Pours a ruby brown color with white head. Wood, grapes, and some berries in the flavor. I was expecting a more sour or funky beer, but still pretty good.

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