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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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This Arcane Seal guards an enigmatic brew that is Funky, Dark, and Sour. If you choose to break the seal, you have been warned!


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bigwood ’13 Pours ruby, minimal head. Smell is lactic tart, funky wood Taste red fruit, oaky, minimal tartness Fuller bodied Sort of dissipointed in this one

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pretty good beer from surly, but same problem... I can go buy 2 bottles of la folie and be significantly happier, or even 3 bottles of rodenbauch for the price of this bottle... otherwise good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2013. This one was disappointing -- something of a dilute Flanders red. Fruity, and a little dusty, but these notes were really dilute. Felt like it was trying to be something it wasn’t.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwd1996 (23) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Kind of a let down for me. Huge price tag for a pretty mediocre sour. Thought it would have been better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11940) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Clear deep amber color, small beige head. Nice tart, fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Tart, fruity flavor, apple. This is delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Poured a Ruby red color with an off white head. Aroma was of dark fruits, mild oak and red wine. Flavor was mainly wine and light vinegar. Meh

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Taster at FoBAB. Looks good; a cloudy brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; dark fruit with a red wine barrel presence. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad, but underwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1049) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Sample at FOBAB. Clear orange color. Pretty sour. Got some of the wine barrel. Decent stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CloakedDagger (408) - - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Pours an almost clear orangey brown with a small, off-white head. Lovely smell of overrripe or even rotten dark fruits, massive Brett and funk up there. Medium body, very woody, tart red berries - a lovely complexity. Ends tart, but never overly so. Up there with the best Belgian Sour Reds. 141113

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
From the October 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with hints of red-plum and a medium sized foamy-soapy beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sour, tart, yeasty, bretty and a bit chalky. The flavor was very tart and sour with a strong brett bresence, chalk, a hint of vinegar, a touch of nut and a lactic presence underneath. Very long tart. sour and lactic finish. Medium body. Interesting.


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