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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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!

DTM's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottleshare thanks to homer. Pours a ruby red, small white head. Aroma is tart and fruity. Get some nice berry character with the sour. Taste is fruity, tart, pretty sour. Very acidic, but not over powering. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2843) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle thanks to mike. Nose is huge fruit and light tartness. More funky than tart. Purple ish pout. Small white head. Taste is initially very woody with tannins. Only lightly drying but short of astringent. Still very fruit forward but still tart. Wow. Thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1938) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pour from bottle at the PN2 line share. reddish purple. explosion of berry fruit. Lots of yeasty yogurt. Meduim tartness to balance the fruit. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (3067) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6250) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy pink with small white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong berry, brett, funk. Thin mouth, tart berry, funk, oak tannin, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11042) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bobby - Pours reddish amber - white head. Nose/taste of boysenberry, oak, funk, sour berry/cherry lemonade - medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (4929) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1261) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 Aroma is fairly fruity with moderately strong berry notes. Some light citrus and medium light tropical fruit funk. Light oak and wine notes. Pours a cloudy pinkish red with orange and copper hues. Faintly pink head with moderate retention and faint lacing. Flavor had light acidity with moderate fruit notes. Nice barrel character. As it warms more acidity and fruit. Medium light citrus with more acidity and citrus add it warms. Nice oak and faint malt notes with moderate saison yeast notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice berry saison with nice complimentary citrus and wine barrel character. Nice yeast notes adding great fruit and acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2272) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from chebyshev, batch #1. Dark cherry red with a rose faint head. Dry, cherry, tannin, oak, grass, light tartness with some vinegar hints, epson salts, smooth, moderate+ carbonation and body, quite dry, refreshing and pleasant body, easy to drink and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5207) - 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.

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