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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
In separate lands, and separate cellars, these two breweries sent millions of tiny funkronauts to party into each other’s cellars, creating vibrant flavors brought from another world. Minerality, tartness, sweetness, and acidity all dance playfully with the malt, hops and fruit of host beers, aging splendidly. Funk Vessel blends worlds and blurs lines, sharing the intergalactic funk of a microscopic dance party. One Galaxy; Funk Vessel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Jake. Amber pour with a small withe head. Acetic aroma and a bunch of peaches. Some berry, apple, lemon juice, and a touch of vanilla. Tastes like sour peach pie filling. Red wine vinegar, stone fruit, and a bit of vanilla. Slight caramel and fruity sweetness. Vinegar character is a little assertive for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6659) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2015
22 ounce bottle from The Beer Trappe. Upfront tart aroma. Cherry tartness. Vinegar. Nice mouthfeel. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11211) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. Aroma is funky with tart fruit, leather, vinegar. Flavor is heavy acidic with a nice sweetness in the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3999) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle @ tasting. Pours a hazy amber beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is harsh, funky, fruity peachy. Flavor is stringent, vinegar, sour. There is a fruity aftertaste in there but the vinegar notes are overwhelming. Quite okay, but a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21634) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy maroon color, off white head. Aroma of sour berry, sourdough bread, light dust. Taste has dusty vanilla, tart acetic lemon and cherry. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and dark amber with a small, bubbly, off-white head. The aroma is fruity, vinous and lightly funky - stone fruits, damp oak and white wine. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is sour and acidic; fruity and lightly acetic. Finishes tart, fruity, mildly acetic and tongue-numbing. A smidge too much vinegar, but really good nonetheless. Bottle courtesy of growler!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Slightly hazy amber-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of brett, tart fruit and oak. Medium body with flavors of funky brett, vinous oak and berries. The finish is moderately tart with an oaky and fruity aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5794) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting. Opened right after Ojos Negros. Not quite on the same level of finesse. Big test tube sour tones. Nail polish acetone tastes...still enjoyable somehow. Straightforward US Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle purchased at Blacklick Wine & Spirits. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of sour fruit, malt and wine. Malty flavor with sour fruit accents before a citrus and sour vinegar finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
KMUBrew (1) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Great tasting sour! You really get the aged wine barrel taste. I would not try this beer if this is your first sour beer. Very strong, sour taste! Great beer Cheers!

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