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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A Galaxy hopped black farmhouse ale


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1725) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff! Mostly black all around with a HUGE, mocha colored head that lasts for days, chunky & perched atop the black brew. Aroma is kind of strange & all over the place with lots of clashing elements... grass, mild Brett funk, wood, pineapple, roast, more grass, citrus peel, bubblegum (hinting at Belgian yeast), hint of cocoa powder... Quite a lot to take in all at once. Taste starts with a bit of char & roasted malt, even with faint coffee beans, leading into a big pot of ashy, peppery, & herbal hops... Notes of zesty grass & fruity orange peel play over the roasted malt, leading to a quite dry & staunchly bitter finish. Unique, that’s for sure, but the flavor combinations don’t compliment each other as gracefully as I’d hoped. Still good overall, but my expectations were higher.


1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
boisebeerguy (80) - boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Darrel, after drinking it I do not know if I should be thanking though. It exploded once opened. Tasted like band-aid and smoke. Could not finish my sample.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Syndicate (86) - Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Got this from a midwest trading partner. Popped the top and immediately started to erupt. Nose was acetone and band aids. Flavor matched the nose. Drain poured by all.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is bandaid medicine cabinet roast and smoke. Taste is as the nose with lots of bandaid medicine cabinet roast malts smoke. This thing popped like mad blowing all over the place. Infected???

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1372) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pour is black with tons of cardboard colored head with tons of lacing. Nose is sweet and hoppy with light notes of dark malt and a touch of farmy yeast. Taste is interesting, body is very light an airy with softer carbonation. Taste has less bright hops, darker malts and lightly roasted up front. A hint sweet and a touch of farmhouse yeast, citrus hops and a touch herbal through a lightly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Black pour. Giant tan head. Tons of lacing. Aroma of funky Brett. Taste is funky with some notes of chocolate. A little rubbery note.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (2532) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Like the hop profile but getting smokey malt here with a little bit of funky yeast. The smoke is killing the otherwise really nice hop profile. Shared by atlaggie.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4712) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Ridiculously deep and dark brown coloured body with a nice, perfectly microfoamed, three centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of brett, sour milk, grapes, wax, bread, yeast, hay, grass and a bit of light hops - not much though. Medium-bodied; Assertive spicey yeast character at first with a lot of breadiness, some sour notes, hints of grapes and and astringent bitterness at first with a great deal of floral hops, hay and grass kicking in on the finish. Aftertaste shows some depth with the yeast and bread flavours hitting the hardest and a little nuttiness and a definite earthiness and dry flavour finishing it all off. Overall, an interesting and complex beer, but nothing too great in any of the dimensions for it to be a great beer nor one worth searching out for to spend a lot of money. I get hype on some beers and breweries, but I just let a specific beer (without a label) stand up on its own, and this one is average at best, period. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Small Batch Liquors in Denver, Colorado on 07-June-2014 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 24-July-2014.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (387) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
500 ml (I think ?) bottle from Les Vignerons. Pitch black, no light passing through, with a huge, creamy and fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Brett and flowers on the nose, relatively hoppy, some light dark fruits, caramel, lots of fruit esters and spices. Quite fruity overall. Completely different in the mouth: much more malty than hoppy, little sourness/acidic edge, not too much roasted malts/chocolate/coffee presence as I was expecting. Mild bitterness, candy sugar, spices and berries in the aftertaste. Average to lively carbonation, medium to full body, slightly creamy texture. Looks and smells great, but the flavour is just not blended and harmonious enough, imho. Still nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
12th June 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colin. Murky dark brown beer, big fluffy pale cream colour head. Airy light palate. Big brett. Touches of fruit and light malts but this is a brett bomb! Light finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Interesting farmhouse ale with a dark smallish head and a little lace. Flavors are an odd blend of cocoa, funk, sour, malt, spice. Aroma is Similar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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