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Santa Fe Wild Ale #5 (Tesuque Series)
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Wild ale spontaneously fermented by wild yeast from a local apple orchard.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
bottle bikesandbeer got me. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is intense. Taste is holy fuck wow this will burn through paint.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Very strong sour aroma. Light thi. Carbonation. Pale peach color. The inital bit was very tart but it maded into a clean sourness. Tasty and smooth

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle… Tower of Power Sour Hour Deel TweeThis beer rocks!… Mostly clear amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet consists of funky cheese, grilled sirloin tips and the fresh rubber soles on a recently purchased pair of sneakers. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is intensely sour and fruity – tropical mélange and a blend of peach and apricot. There is tasty malt sweetness, but it is so very out-trumped by the beer’s intense acidity. Even at room temperature, the outstanding flavor is as sour as all get-out with only a touch of malt sweetness. Finishes sour and lightly sweet. Big-time kudos to Dstructo for sharing this world class wild ale!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
murky tan, creamy white head. Eggy eccentricity and some heavy acidity. More acetic in the flavor, heavy lemon, light sweat and stink, also light bitterness. Not much fruit or nuance, just more of that heavy, enamel stripping acidity, puckering and burning as it crawls down the throat. Not as painful as the #4, but still lacking drinkability and complexity. Personally can’t stand the Santa Fe sours I’ve had.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4594) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2010
22oz bottle pours a hazy, burnt orange with a creamy, beige head. Nose is battery acid and burnt toast, some whole grains, some apple cider vinegar. Really oxidized. Flavor is tart, SUPER tart, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar. Full bodied, acidic finish. Just way too much acid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8250) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
22oz courtesy of ygtbsm94. Wow another knock out from Santa Fe. Appearance is certainly not unblended lambic: there is a massive geuze like head that towers high in the Cantillon tumbler above a cloudy deepish amber color. Aroma is malty, funky, cream of wheat, some vinaigrette, citrus fruits. Taste is a powerful acedic sour, Granny Smith apples, apple cider vinegar, full sour, almost spicy/prickly on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11 and travita). Pours a hazy amber with white fizzy head. Aroma is very tart, brett, lots of horse blanket. Flavor is very much the same as well as very acidic, hard to pick out the fruit though. Mouth feel is light-medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, a very exciting brew....I have a simple description but this is a must try!!!! Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
Wash. DC tasting. golden, thin white head vinegary palate, light malts, deep tartness, puckering mouthfeel with lasting apple sourness. Yes this is indeed, a great wild ale, definitely on the very sour side. Dry-crispy palate and finish, and yes, it’s vinegary all the way. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bomber at DC local tasting. Cloudy orange color. Aroma of sour peach. Taste is lip-smackingly sour and acidic. Wow! Top 3 of the session.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11 and travita) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of grapes, horseblanket, barnyard, apple skin, herbs, and mustiness. Mouthwatering, puckering acidic flavor with berries, vinegar, and lemon with a dry finish. Sour is an understatement and I love it!


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