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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9713) - 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 (2366) - 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 (10077) - 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 (3099) - 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 (2930) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (501) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Hazy red color, light foam. Fruity, funky aroma. Tart flavor, fruity, kind of sweet tomato strangely, bit of minerality. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at The Rare Barrel in Berkeley. Pours a bright red and had a fruity smell. Blackberry flavor. Nice brew, just wish it had a little more body to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at one of the SF beer week events. Aroma and flavor of berry-infused saison. There was a hint of cleaning solution in the nose, but overall this one is very clean and clear blackberry. I had a couple glasses. Not too funky for a saison, but an excellent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1678) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pour is bright ruby with a mostly white head. Nose has a ton of raspberry with a subtle balance of sourness and brett presence. Taste is similar but not super bright. Lots of raspberry, fair bit of brett and notes of vanilla. Short finish, hints of bitterness, nice carb and light body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2014
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with boysenberries, thx to John for bringing this over!, very complex sour fruit brew, vinous/fruity and slightly sour/woody, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew


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