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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (9520) - 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 (8671) - 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 (4705) - 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 (5011) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2670) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bomber from a trade a while back. Earthy dirty funk aroma. Sour acid and tart red fruit. Hops a little more present than many a sour I have come across and especially on the finish. Little bit of stinky cheese on the back of the palate as well. Interesting drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle (Thanks DA for sharing this one)... Poured hazy, amber/brownish with a thin, off-white head. Aroma of acetone and barrel with some wine-like woody tones. Thick mouthfeel with lots of sour patch, sweet tart flavors. A harsher acidity and tartness towards the finish dried it out. Fruit and candied-like sweet flavors worked with some wood-like, vinous wine notes. Good flavors, just a tad harsh with acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle, thanks to Treebute. Pours a clear, bubbly orange color, with a medium, bubbly, fleeting, beige head. The aroma is caramel, raspberries, cardamon, some tannins, and a light earthiness. Very tart, with a nice fruity sweetness. Medium body, acidic, sharp, and metallic. Overall, this is a nice, vinous and tart beer, but lacks complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3066) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Tony. Pours hazy copper color with off white head. Sour, funky aroma. Very acetic lemon flavor with some citrus and wood. Medium body with lively carbonation.

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