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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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!
100% Brettanomyces dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in used red wine barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1282) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is tart, red berries, light vinous, ripe fruits, caramel .Taste is sweet caramel, tart cherries oak notes. Rounded finish, medium slick bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (1729) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On tap at emporium..chicago... reddish pour with thin white heag...bandaid aroma with butter sweet bite..ok...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (188) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Clear, dark brownish red. Funky deep berry, touch of molasses. Predominantly sour, though also pretty sweet. Very acidic, medium body. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (760) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
750mL bottle (2014 Vintage). Pours a deep, hazy copper with tan head so-so retention and lacing. Nose barnyard funky with a massive bouquet of fruit (berries, green apples, sour grapes), oaky barrel must, hints of toffee beneath the fruit and yeast. Mouth is medium bodied, Brett-forward, and fruity with sour apples, toasted oak, wine-barrel, plenty of tartness and tannins all around, slightly astringent with some grapefruit near the finish. My favorite sour to date. On a more personal note.... reached 700 ratings with this one! I’d like to thank everyone who made this possible and give a special shout out to my liver. Thanks for not failing me (...yet) good buddy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7384) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma is sour with notes of malt, vinegar, caramel, funk and berries. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and medium sour with a long sour, slightly dry and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Nice dark color with medium head...tart cherry flavors with raisins lurking in the background. Well-balanced oak aromas. Strong and bold...one bottle and you’re begging for mercy. I’m not ready to jump on the sour sleigh, but this was a nice introduction to the category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (488) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bomber. Red brown with a big foamy tan head. Oak, crab apples, sourdough bread, vanilla and soy sauce. Has a tart fruit taste with a dry wood finish. Body is medium with a soapy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from Gentiles. Poured a murky brown with no head. Bretty aroma of grapes sour funk light farm. Light carb med bod. Taste is a little less sour and balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at WWBA. Etched glass. Pours brown with tan head. Nose/taste of oak, caramel, sour light vinegar, funk and wild yeast. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLADT (576) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark brown. Off white head. Pleasant nose. Cherries, sweet bread. Taste follows. Tart finish. Enjoyed.

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