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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, grape, wine - red wine, wood notes. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and moderate bitter, finish flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate moderate bitter with a long duration, tart, grape, wine - red, fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130503]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39080) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
From tap at Stab and Herbs. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is overripe fruity and toasted malty. Citric and fruity. Bitter and citric, smooth fruity. Citric and dark malty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (33412) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Draft. A dark amber beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, wood, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet withnotes of wood and brettanomyces, leading to a tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light acidic aroma of acetone and red wine. Light acidic flavour of red wine with notes of oak and acetone. Tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Draught@CBC2015 (blue session). Murky reddish brown colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is sour wood, some cherries, mild funkiness. Flavour is sour wooden and fruity notes with some mild sweeter malty notes as well as some mild almost toasted malty notes to it. Surprisingly easy to drink, the aroma got the expectations up for something rather sour, but it ended up being quite mellow as for the flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Draft @ CBC 2013. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sour tart woody aroma. Fruity malty sour tart woody flavor. Has a fruity sour tart weak funky finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3rd May 2013
CBC. Bit of tired end of session rating. Light haze on this dark amber beer, little pale tan head. Light crisp palate. Minerals. Light Flemish sourness. Semi dry and crispy - minerally finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20231) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Tap at the Copenhagen beer festival... Copper amber... Thin white lacing... Soft funky bretty fruits nose... Tart sour... Soft malts... Sift balsamic

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Thanks, Corey, for bringing this to DC! Hazy maroon amber color, tan edge head. Aroma of sour brandied cherries. Taste like the old sweet and sour Rodenbach Grand Cru.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Dark color, small head. The aroma immediately reveals a strong red wine character; there is wood too, oak. Lean and dry mouthfeel; caramel favor, with tart berries, red wine; very strong Brett character; also fairly sour; and mild tannins in the final, that becomes astringent.
Excellent.


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