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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
a ’Post Prohibition’ style ale brewed with Pilsner malt, corn, and rice.. hopped at 2lbs per BBL with Cluster, Northern Brewer, and Saaz.. and oh, yeah.. fermented with a farmhouse yeast and 3 strains of Brettanomyces (from our friend Chad at Crooked Stave) to weigh in at 4.5% ABV.. ’Always’ ;7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 Bottle from Last Drop after a sunny Fourth of July at a baseball game.

Beautiful hazy yellow with a taut whipped-eggwhite head. Gentle hints of sourness, strong but not overwrought Saaz presence. The modest brett character really makes this one work. This is a truly brilliant session beer at 4.5%, combining the best of Avril, Orval, and Amstel. (Ok, not really Amstel, more like Augustiner Pils, but "Avril, Orval, and Amstel" has a better ring to it.)


Revisit at Whistler in February. This time around I’m just not impressed. I guess this is a summertime beer; it seems a bit sour and unpleasant now. I’d give it about a 3.3 today but I’m going to let the original rating stand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3675) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours a clear pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has a nice funky/bretty note with a bit of grassy spice. Flavor is grassy and spicy with the mildest tart/funk. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is grassy/funky and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Light citrus on the nose with hints of a musty cellar. Bottle cap came off with a loud deep pop but did not gush. Pours hazy blonde with a very thick white head. Bretty pine upfront with a strong bitterness strong Brett funk and hops dominate very little malt presence. Very nice session ale though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Tap at Of Love & Regret, cloudy goldenrod pour with a tight, white head (like all of Brian’s beers!). Would never have guessed that this is based on a post-Prohibition beer because of the high hop content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Small growler from Beer Street in Brooklyn. Pours hazy gold with a modest white head. Nose of lemons, citrus, grass, yeast. Tastes only slightly bretty. Some crisp floral hops. Well balanced, light, and refreshing. I wish I had this on tap in my house.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5841) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Aroma is a mix of tartness and sweetness. The flavor is a hard to describe malt sweetness, tart fruit and a dry finish. Kind of strange how the adjuncts mix with the Belgian ale ingredients, it was interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Thanks to Armin for sharing - turbid gold, fizzy but fairly well sustained head - light mineral in the nose at first, floral notes, very light pineapple Brett notes, very light cobweb/dustiness - full carbon in the mouth - dry, flinty, moderate mineral - dusty, earthy yeast - mild funkiness - light lemon and sage - quite good - note quite as good as the table beer, but still very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks Armin! Milky yellow appearance with a white head. Tangy lemon, somewhat spicy, light brett aroma. Tangy, coconut, vanilla, somewhat bretty, a bit spicy, fairly fruity flavor. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Draft. Hazy straw gold pour, small white head, good lacing. Aroma of dusty brett, grassy/floral hops, adjuncts, lemon, cereal. Taste lightly bitter, grassy, brett, straw, mineral, corn, lemon. Dry, lively carbonation, lightly astringent/bitter finish. A fantastic session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Numerous bottles. One of the absolute most drinkable, most delicious beers I’ve ever tasted. I can’t imagine a better session beer. Brett horsiness is dead on, backing up an utterly dry beer with a light but creamy body. Carbonation is perfect, even with the large fluffy white head. I don’t know what this beer could possibly do more right.

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