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Santa Fe Wild Ale #6 (Bordeaux Series)

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Sour ale aged in Bordeaux barrels. Only 432 22oz. bottles produced.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2511) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. The beer is brown colored, appearing virtually flat. What little head there is rapidly vanishes, leaving no trace of its existence on the glass. The aroma is super sour and acetic. Whoa! I guess I am sadistic when it comes to sours and wilds. The flavor punishes your cheeks. Ripe fruit, tannins, oak. Not for the faint hearted. Light to medium bodied with very low carbonation. Overall, an interesting beer and certainly worth a try if you consider yourself a sourhead. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-11-2011

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Courtesy of Nick!! Pours slightly hazy copper with off white head. The aroma is huge with crushed aspirin tartness, a modest level of vinegar and then a light amount of funky body sweat. The taste is straight up puckering tartness and acidity with small islands of vinegar and balsamic vinegar where brief moments of non tartness can be had. Into the finish thereís just more acidity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Bottle generously shared by Nick! Dark scarlet copper pour with a small ivory head. Didnít leave a trail inside the glass. Enamel peeling sour with lots of unripened berry, vinegar, tart citrus, lemon zest, cherry skin and wood. This thing was uber aggressive. Made my teeth bleed and I loved it! Now Iíve got to seek these out!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Reddish brown pour with a small white, aroma has buttery popcorn (definitely agree with a lot of people on this fact) mixed with sour apple cider notes. The sourness is very good on this beer, and I think the enamel on my teeth has disappeared, good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Thanks to my Secret Santa a while back for sending this along - cheers, mattyb83! Totally flat pour reddish/brown pour, with a nose of straight buttery popcorn (not diacetyl). Mouthfeel is moderately slick, with a serious acetic quality to it. Taste has a decent wine character to it, but the beer is just too heavily acetic overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Shared by JCB. Pours a clean ruby copper with wisps of head. Nose is pedio heavy, lots of fingernail polish remover and buttered popcorn with some vinegar. Light cherry and vinous notes. Super acidic flavor/palate. Almost abrasive. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle shared by JCB. Cheers, Jason! Pours still deep coppery red. Nose of sour cherry skins and fingernail polish. Some wood. Sour, tangy, and tart. Flat and a bit heavy. Acetic as hell, but not the most pleasant sourness. Not bad, but a bit one dimensional.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle shared by JCB, thanks Jason! Pours clearish reddish with no head. Nose is rubber bands, nail polish/remover, plastic, cherry acidity. Its just super acetic. The flavor accentuates the acetic character to the point that it takes over the beer and nothing else can be tasted. And the sad thing is that itís not like a Warhead hard candy that will turn sweet after being unbearably sour. Eck.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Big thanks to Ben aka Hojaminbag for sharing this one with Deuane and myself. Bottle poured into a taster glass. A - Pours murky brown with a fizzy, active, one finger tall white head leaving very light lacing down the glass. S - Smells of dank funk, strong tartness, and some light wood from the barrels. This one, while still very high on the acidity, was not too overpowering. Pretty good. T - Very tart pucker up front slowly giving way to a mix of dry must and vinegar. This one has quite a few similarities to a good red wine. Very dry with a light wood / barrel character throughout. The finish is a mix of tart sourness and dryness. This is not your everyday wild but it was a still very nice. M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Very tart, both in the feel and the finish, lingering for some time on the pallet. O - This one was very nice. This is not the sourest beer I have ever had but it still packs a pretty good punch of pucker. I am glad I finally got to try one of the wilds from Santa Fe. Thanks again Ben!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Pours a light hazed yellow gold .. . medium foam .. . huge sour presence, very clean and enjoyable .. . would love to try a couple of the others from this series! .. . what does he mean íliving in denialí?


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