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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Appreciation is a barrel-aged farmhouse ale fermented with boysenberries and our resident funk. After several months in red wine barrels, it has taken on a mouth-watering acidity, a whiff of the barnyard, and stronger aromas and flavors attributed to the fruit. Appreciation’s ruby red color entices, welcoming another sip, another clink of glasses with friends, another moment of contentment and contemplation. With gratitude, we humbly offer our appreciation. Sante!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (881) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Aims is fairly fruity with moderately strong berry notes. Some light citrus and medium light tropical fruit funk. Light oak and wine notes. Pours a cloudy pinkish red with orange and copper hues. Faintly pink head with moderate retention and faint lacing. Flavor had light acidity with moderate fruit notes. Nice barrel character. As it warms more acidity and fruit. Medium light citrus with more acidity and citrus add it warms. Nice oak and faint malt notes with moderate Saison year notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice berry saison with nice complimentary citrus and wine barrel character. Nice yeast notes adding great fruit and acidity.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from chebyshev, batch #1. Dark cherry red with a rose faint head. Dry, cherry, tannin, oak, grass, light tartness with some vinegar hints, epson salts, smooth, moderate+ carbonation and body, quite dry, refreshing and pleasant body, easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep reddish color ale with a large pink color head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet cherry notes is very pleasant with some tart notes easily noticeable. Taste is a great mix between some tart notes with some sweet cherry notes light oak and some vinous notes also apparent. Body is quite full for the style with good amount of carbonation. A nice balance to avoid too much acidity which ends up in a great complex but easily drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1431) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
This was great! Pours mostly clear strawberry with lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is tart cherries and dough. Flavours of tart cherries, dough, some vinegar. Tastes medium tart, light sweet. Mouthc was somewhat light, acidic with a nice dry finish. Congrats on 10K Luc!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A lightly hazed rosey ale with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant fruity malt with light lactic notes, raspberry, Epsom salts, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice smooth lactic acid with raspberry, ground cherries, Epsom salts, very nice. 10000th rating. Thanks gang.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
750ml bottle ... well worth the trade. Poured a cloudy rubish, pinkish tinted with a smaller sized head. Fruity, vinous notes, some woodiness, and a lighter tartness and funkiness. Some citrus and berriness. Although on the subtle side, complex and everything melds well together.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joet (2220) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Cloudy hazy yeasty purple persistent white fine foam, tangy, berry, light Brett, milky lactic sour, acidic, lightly tangy, fizzy feel, chalky,finishes. Lightly well. Light butter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9489) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours murky and rosé with a small, creamy, off white head. Good retention. The nose is intensely fruity, mildly acidic and lightly herbal with a modest facet of white oak. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is fruity, tannic and deliciously sour. Tart, fruity, bready finale. Thanks goes out to 50belair for coming through with this world class brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2293) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Erik. Hazy, plum-red color, mostly opaque & topped with a pink, slightly gray-tinted layer of fuzz. Aroma has lots of sharp cherry & raspberry... I guess those are boysenberries? Very nice & "berry-ish" with mild lacto, yogurt sourness apparent. Good bit of funk, mid to back-end; some sweaty & horsey hay notes. Again, lots of berry in the flavor. Mostly raspberry-like, but I’m not too familiar with how a boysenberry tastes. Only in syrup form. Nicely puckering & sour with a bigger inclusion of sweaty funk, spicy wood, dry barrel notes. Finishing lemon, barnyard Brett funk, & mild lactic acid. A little yogurt, too, with resounding tart & dry notes that linger. Yet another very good ale from SARA. These guys are doing great things.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear pinkish/reddish pour with a white head. Mild berry bouquet. Light berry, citrus, and yeasty aromas. Some brett. Good body and mouthfeel.


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