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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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!


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared at Sour Sunday at Jupiter Brewpub. Pours an attractive guava color, totally opaque with haze, with a clingy pinkish white head. Aroma is fantastic: tons of jammy dark berries with a lemonade tartness. Strawberries and oranges make an appearance too. Flavor is lactic and tart with lemon rind, Himalayan blackberries, raspberry lemonade. Great acidity on the back end, really hits the corners of the mouth and dries the palate. Awesome beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
deekyn (1459) - 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!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3408) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. The beer is ruby hued with a thin collar. Fruity, funky, oak, yeast, wild, awesome aroma. Wow. Silky smooth and absolutely delicious. Cherries, funk, oak, gentle acetic finish. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (11196) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2982) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours a hazy reddish purple with a thick pink head. Aroma of berry jam oak and funk. Taste is sour berries oak and funk. So tasty

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birdmachine (226) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 750ml waxed top, shared among friends. Removed cap and was immediately welcomed by a sweet, sharp berry aroma with very slight hints of that floral, hay resident funk that is clearly developing in all their funky beers. The beer pours a hazy pale pink with a head that dies down fairly quickly leaving a ring of fizzy small bubbles and noticeable legs, no lacing. More big juicy berry aromas, slight lactic notes, fruity esters, not as funky as Saison Bernice or Maiden Fields, but that’s okay since the fruit is the main show here. Taste has lots of raspberry flavors, somewhat jammy, juicy, medium carbonation, mild acid, mild funk, medium body with a slightly sweet tart finish. As it warmed, a few more sips reveal a very deep complex woody note, some kind of dark grape flavors, cherry skins, blackberry juice, slight oak tannin, no hop bitterness. Overall it appears to be young, and I only say that because of how much Maiden Fields and Bright Sea Blonde changed in the bottles. I can only imagine that the beer will develop more funky aromas with a slightly less sweet and a more dry finish. An incredibly special release for a joyous occasion. Happy Anniversary Sante! Looking forward to many more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (5489) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2013
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 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. Tried again in ’16, tons of cranberry jam and minerals in this third batch. Banging

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (6403) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Berries, Tart, sour tones. Flavors not as puckering, fruit, tart funky wine tones. I appreciate this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3542) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
B3 bottle shared by a friend, poured a cloudy deep red to purple colour with a pink head on top. nose is sweet juicy boysenberries, jam, raspberries, nice dusty funk, red grapes, oak, vineous red wine notes, lemon, floral spring notes. taste is huge raspberry fruit, jam, flesh fruits, clear red wine notice in the finish, pie, boysenberries adds a really clear sweet finish to it aswell. mouthfeel is very clean and crisp. balanced acidity, earthy, really balanced, a real refreshing treat,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2305) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Sample @ CBC’16, Copenhagen. Green session. Cloudy reddish with a off white head. Notes of red berries, raspberries, blackberries, some funk, light citrus and a lingering tartness.


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