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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3678) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). From Adam, huge thanks! Bright red/ruby color with a small white/pinkish head and good lacing. Aroma is of berries (very similar to blueberries, but I imagine it’s boysenberries - there’s also some raspberries), red wine, light farmhouse character and light tartness. Taste is slightly sweet with raspberries, blueberries (or boyenberries), red wine, subtle malt backbone and light tartness. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Low carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Not as complex as expected, but there’s an interesting berries/red wine presence. A little more carbonation could help. Still very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1181) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle, shared by BriceNice, 10/04/2013. Hazy reddish pour, framboise-like in appearance, hazy white head with large-bubbled lacing. Aroma is soft, juicy berry, seedy undertones, a bit floral, mellow lactic tartness, earthy vanilla, wood, subtle acetic notes. Taste is juicy berry, mild acidity and tartness, touch of wood with fruity finish. Light body, smooth and mellow, coats the tongue slightly. Incredibly round, balanced and well-crafted, pleasure to have had this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Sampled at FoFA 2013. Pours ruby with a pinkish head. Aroma of berries, some oak and wine, a nice sour note, some funk, and light malts. Flavor the same, not as refined as some sours. Average texture. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle shared at Sean’s Tasting (Ann Arbor, MI). Pours a decent hazed reddish ruby hue, well hazed with frothy whitish head, touch of pink. Mellow layer, sticks around as a filmy layer, laces ok. Nice glowing hue and berry. Aromas are berryskin, a bit pulpy. Lactic and lovely with some nice sournessn boysenberry and blackberry, touches of funk and lactic life. Lemon, yogurt, some straw and decent yeast. Tart and nice, mellow nose is quite enjoyable. Initial is sour, firmly lactic with boysenberry, touches of funk and lactic yogurty feels. Some nice berryskin, gentle blackberry and boysenberries. Touches of oak, richer red wine tannic feel hits the palate into the middle. Tart, tannic and oaky. Some nice funk compliments fairly well. Berryskin, a bit sticky, tannic and oak. Subtle vanilla, lingering firm yogurt. Nice. Red wine tannin really works well. It’s not strong but it’s sufficient and compliments well. The sourness falls behind a bit, but overall, is quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2755) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Another great beer from SA sampled at the FoFA. Pours a beautiful deep maroon poor with pinkish head. Aroma is berrys, light funk, and wine. Taste starts off as sour wine and finishes with some jammy berries in the end and a zing of tartness. This brewery is legit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 12, 2013
HFS 2013 Farmhouse Festival. Poured a murky violet color with a ring of foam. Lots of funky yeasty notes, touch of sulfur and unripe berry on the nose. Palate followed with a bright tartness and some lactic tang on the finish. Good subdued rustic berry notes a bit more earthy than I expected but happy to try for sure !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3293) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
bottle at farmhouse ale fest. big potent wild berry notes. slightly jammy red wine presence. pleasant lactic sourness. neate berry character. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 sample at HF Saison fest, a little muddled, good light lactic type tartness, with some berry flavors, just a light sweetness, very mild beer

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2013
ruby red. Nose is toilet water and skunky with a hint of berries. Earthy funkiness. Mild tart. Some basement taste. Very dry finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deekyn (1334) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 A- nice pink raspberry, guava hue with a thin layer of light pink head that dissipates quickly. S- amazing aromas of jams, raspberry, lemon, funk, red wine vinegar, oranges, musty oak and some saltiness. Almost geuze-ish. M- perfectly light, tart and acidic palate with a light creamy and airy body that is quite refreshing. T- tart lemon juice and raspberry start. Unripe blackberries, some grasses, sweet tarts, Sauvignon Blanc and vinegar towards the middle. Ending is efficient with lactic acid and faint raspberry pie. O - a damn good barrel aged fruity drink of goodness. A++ Sante!

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