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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
In short: A funky-lactic and tart ale with lots of sweet red fruits. Very good.
How: From a bottle at Hill Farmstead FoFA 2013.
The look: Cloudy bright red body topped by a small white head.
In long: The powerful nose has plenty of berries along with a strong farmhouse character. Inviting aroma. In mouth the beer has a soft medium body, a juicy texture, a relaxed carbonation, an adequate mouthfeel for the style. Taste blends farmhouse character, lactic funk (borderline yogurt), fruity raspberry-like tartness, acidity and lots of sweet berries. The overall sweetness sesnsation was similar to maraschino cherries. A very good beer that could have been excellent with more attenuation, a personal preference here. A good beer but it doesn’t explain why my wife is so obsessed with it, I need to get her some bottles because every day she reminds me I need to show her some Appreciation, it’s been a whale for her years before the beer was even released.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3187) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Alan on Christmas. Pours hazy cranberry red with small head and random lacing. Notes are tart raspberry, barn, acidic funk, strawberry seeds cherries, oak, and lemon skin. The pucker creeps on you, candy funk yo. Thit, a little thin but no worries, smell and taste is that sour candy straw goodness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
shimmering ruby, thin large bubbled white head. Muted thin cherry nose, lightly pithy with buttery oak emerging. Rubbery flavor, cherry and fusel hints, heavy seed bitterness with incredibly short bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Ruby pour, small white head. Nose is refined,m pleasant, raspberries maybe? Flavor is more red berries, very seed heavy, some vanilla, short finish with lots of bitter, twiggy berry seeds in finish. Nice and integrated overall, pleasant berry, vanilla, oak, funk. Acidity is low, thankfully. Pleasant, quite good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Thanks Eric drank next to cantillon pinot di aunis. and you could def extract the pinor noir barrel. poured a light pink with little head. smell and taste of wine barrel, fruit, raspberries vineous. really delicious american sour. top three beers ive had from Sante Adairius for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3356) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2013
750ml bottle... Pours an attractive shade if raspberry red, softer edges, and topped with a soapy white head... Soft red berries, not totally assertive, but def not to be missed. Slight funk and mild sourness. Solid but a little calmer compared to west Ashley. Still very solid... Berry lactic sourness. Solid with a slight husk grain backend. Some lemony sourness to mesh with the berries. Really nicely executed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
From notes on 8/11/2013; poured from bottles by the SARA crew at the HF FoFA.

Ruby red body. Bright raspberry / blackberry fruity aroma. Smooth, crisp, pungent fruit & sourness blend in harmony. Not jammy; this is more delicate than that. Superb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
pours hazy red pale purplish with a nice purple-tainted head, good retention and nice lacing. frehsly picked raspberries, raspberry leaves, acetic and wood, citric too, moderate to low funk, few tannins. moderate carbonation, light body, tart and dry herbal-floral-citrusy finish. appreciation is present, but it’s not as outstanding as some other SARA i’ve had the opportunity to taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3020) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Hazy rep-purple pour with no head. Winey aroma, lots and lots of berries, whole rapsberries, raspberry juice and light floral notes amongst all the fruit, nice layered aroma. Taste is quite sour however, intensely citric with light raspberry flavor. Palate is light, light carbonation with dry finish, also pretty typical of this brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1262) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Thanks to tom10101 for bringing all the SARA bottles to the table! This one pours a bright red with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is full of wild berries and sour (like lemon juice). Taste is indeed acid, both from lacto and aceto. Lots of red fruits. Light bodied, carbonation lacking a little. A really nice one from SARA again!


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