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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10302) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9388) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9059) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5677) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4828) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4614) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4126) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, 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


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