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RATINGS: 215   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours an opaque cloudy yellow with a large white head with good retention. Aroma is quite wheaty and somewhat funky, with notes of wheat, cereal malt and a little funk. Flavour is highly drinkable, with heavy prominent wheat notes, and biscuity cereal malts. Extremely dry and wheaty. Hugely drinkable with loads of flavour for a sub-5% beer. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gerbeer (3083) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy light yellow with big full head. Aromas of basement, old socks, and yeast. Taste is similar, strong and watery at the same time. Snappy and crisp but nothing really except yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4147) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
As expected this was a gusher, but I was ready and didn’t lose any beer. A steady pour into my Teku glass produces a voluminous, three-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a light straw color that shows a hazy, pale straw color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of lightly tart lemons (a mix of hops and funk perhaps), a slight funky, musty, soft Brettanomyces character, ample, dried grass like grain notes, touches of wheat crackers, and a light grassy / herbal hop character.

Quite effervescent, the beer really foams up as it hits the palate. The beer is quite dry, has some soft lemon like flavors to it up front (hops), and gets drier and more funky towards the finish; a bit musky, sort of but not really plastic like, quite herbal in a funky way, yet it still manages a crispness and refreshing quality. This beer is actually quite hoppy all in all; herbal, bitter, grassy, lemon-like, with a solid wildflower / weedy herbal character to it. The malt / grain character here is nice, it accentuates the grassy / herbal notes in the hops, while providing notes of dried hay, saltine crackers, white bread crumb, and hints of rice crackers (at first I thought this was just a suggestion from my brain, but that flavor is actually here). The yeast character is nice and characterful without dominating the other flavors here; funky, earthy, phenolic, perhaps a hint of tartness, definitely a bit musky / barnyard, and even some cured plastic or medicinal like notes that can linger in the finish at times. The beer is quite light bodied, quite refreshing actually, and it manages to not come off as thin.

I always have been a sucker for funky, low alcohol type beers; this was certainly doesn’t disappoint and I like the mix of funky fermentation, pale, but nuanced grain / malt character, and bright hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours pale straw with a large head. Nose shows funky, goaty Brett, soft lemon, light malt, grassy cow shit. Smells like a bloody farm. Intriguing. Some of the farm characters transfer through as flavours, along with dry saison notes and grainy malt. Massively high carbonation. This one grew on me, despite the cow shit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (2254) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
(bottle) hazy pale yellow colour with a medium tall white head; aromas of lemon, wet leather, barnyard; predominantly sour and bitter flavour with a long medium bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle, thanks to yespr on 30 April 2013. Pale yellow colour with a cloudy appearance. Strong yeast character throughout. Distinct bretty farmyard notes although not overwhelming. Very refreshing. Good quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy pale straw yellow, with a large white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves decent lacing. Sour brettanomyces notes in the aroma mix with green apple and corn to create a strange blend. Sour notes up front mix with grapefruit hops. Tart apple and grainy corn come into the mid-palate, with some spicy and sour yeast characteristics in the finish. This definitely the strangest beer I have had in a while, with the grainy corn flavour and sour notes making a very odd combination, like a weird blend of cheap lager and wild ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (4771) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
On bottle from Ølhandleriet, Oslo. Pale hazy color, good foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity, brett, some fruitiness, floral and citrus aromas. Medium body & meidium high complexity. Good sourness & bitterness. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6537) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy straw yellow pour with tight white foam head, funky zesty citrus aroma, sour farmyard funk in the taste with a nice zesty citrus background, slightly metallic must be the brett, some spicy herb action.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2805) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 20, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours cloudy straw with an abundance of head. The aroma is funky, fruity, earthy, brettanomyces in this for sure. The flavor is yeast driven, the malt flavors are minimal. A great low alcohol wild ale. This is what I like.

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