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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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‘Merica is a single malt, single hop farmhouse ale. It’s brewed with floor malted pilsner and 3lbs per bbl Nelson Sauvin hops. The beer is conditioned with 2 brett strains and wine yeast. The Nelson hops provide white wine flavors while Brettanomyces add a juicy quality to the beer.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Extremely hazy light gold with a big rocky white head. Aroma and taste are tropical and citrus fruit and earthy, musty funk. Slight rubbery aftertaste. Good dry palate and strong carbonation. Really enjoyed this one.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (965) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle from Biervana. The wine barrel and the farmhouse are strong with this one. Aroma of white wine, stables, wine yeast, spices, aroma hops. Medium body with a very lively carbonation propelling the soft sourness. Tart sour dry finish. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3467) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle, july 11th 2015. Hazy golden body with a big growing white head. Aroma of pineapple, funky brett, leather and earth. Taste is dry, mild barnyard notes, grapes and pepper. Funky finish with lasting grape aftertaste. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (8264) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle split with Sarah at home. Picked up from Bierhalle Deconinck. Bright translucent yellow golden coloured pour with a lasting white frothy head. Aroma is big funky brett c, horsey, little plastic, soft juicy fruits, pineapple and mango, apricot. Flavour is composed of clean base malts, pils, straw, juicy floral citrus, funky juicy brett, plastic hockey puck. Tangy pineapple. Palate is frothy spritzy carboantion, medium light bodied, spicy semi crisp finish. Really really good funky saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a bright goldenorange with fizzy head. Aromas of tropical fruits and some citrus peel. Funky orange/lemon peel flavors with a nice woody funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (1113) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle, 1 pint 9oz. Home. A pale yellow hazy beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention. Fruits (lemon, grapefruit, lime, tropical fruits), herbs, hay. Medium dry bitter last refreshing, light sweet. Medium body, average texture, good carbonation, fruity herbal refreshing dry finish. Overall, a really good herbal fruity bitter beer ; refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2664) - NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Yellow hazy, huge beige head. Smell of funk, spices, citrus hops, stable, light malts, all in all quite complex. Light sweet, funk up front, citrus hops, a pletora of spices, bone dry, musty brett, fruity yeast. Alot of amazing layers! Moderate bitter, zesty and spicy tail. An superb saison!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5522) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Super hazy golden honey glow with a thick, dense, three centimetre tall head that leaves a decent lace. Aroma of dry malt, wheat, flowers, grass, herbs and quite a bit of coriander seed - pungent. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong grassy and very herbal flavours with a very dry finish, showing some coriander seed and a touch of curacao. Aftertaste is all dry with a little hop character, some super mild sweetness and a lot of flowers and herbs. Overall, a good saison for sure, one that’s dry and shows the right complexity, but for the price, a decent beer at best and there are better beers in the style for MUCH cheaper without any hype. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Lueken’s Liqour in Dunedin, Florida on 03-October-2015 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Eve, 24-December-2015 while wrapping gifts for my daughters.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nilsas (3123) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2015

Lukt: Høy, gjær og kloakk.
Utseende: Gul.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt skum.
Smak: Høy, gjær og kloakk, stor skuffelse, not my best one.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Hjemme sammen med Gorm og Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@7,5%, Når@30.10.2015

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fashawn (583) - ITALY - NOV 15, 2015
Bianca velata con un bel cappello di schiuma bianca, non compatto ma abbastanza grossolano, sgranati. Aroma di lievito saison, che sinsprigiona. Sentori di cantina, mela verde acerba, acidità da uva spina, unnpo’ di paglia e riminescenze di pompelmo rosa. Naso unnpo’ tenue, ma elegantissimo e complesso. Imbocco dolce con miele millefiori in prima linea, leggera nota lattico, lattosio, qualcosa tipo yogurt dolce con la frutta a polpa gialla che emerge. Anche l’uva spina, in sotto fondo, emerge e si fa apprezzare. L’acidità pulisce bene la bocca, anche se magari manca di frizzantezza. È oleosa, quasi pastosa, liscia. Buonissima

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a very cloudy, bright golden yellow color with a 2.5 finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Very bubbly and has good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Possibly over carbonated with tight bubbles forming around the head and item taking a long time to settle. Earthy aroma with funky farmhouse yeast and a strong musty brett presence that dominates the nose. Barnyard must with grass, straw and funky bugs followed by vinous and light fruit notes, pale malt and citrus hops. The brett and saison yeast is complimented by a complex hop profile that gives off hints of earthy grass and pine as well as some sweet tropical and citrus fruit notes. Slightly lactic amd I’m also picking up a strong bread/biscuit character as well as some light fruit as it warms. The nose on this beer is very complex with a lot of different things going in, not just farmhouse funk. The best way to describe it is that is smells like a hoppy wild wheat beer/saison hybrid with a touch of white wine. Fuller bodied than expected with tight carbonation up front as well as strong zesty spice and earthy hop flavors that linger over the other notes into a bone dry finish. Dry, earthy and bitter up front with peppery spice, earthy resinous hops and musty bugs followed by funky saison yeast, bread, biscuit and light fruit. Lots sticky, oily hop flavor up front with pine needle, grass and spruce tip along with a very prominent dry, musty brett character that’s faintly countered by sweet citrus/tropical fruit, bread, biscuit, apple and pear. A bit one dimensional with all of the dryness from the hops and brett but there is subtle sweetness and a strong bready yeast component balancing things out. Some pineapple and grapefruit hop flavor buried underneath but overall, this beer is just a bit too dry/one note for my preference. Complex for sure, but the dry hops and brett and prominent bready yeast notes overpower almost everything else.


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