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RATINGS: 304   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!
100% Brettanomyces dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in used red wine barrels.


camborne's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Great looking brew. Nice upfront sour cherry nose. Palate is dominated by tart dried cherries. Out of fresh tapped keg at release party. Funky goodness


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Murky red-brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is brett and tart cherry. Flavour is brett and soft sour fruit - pretty light body and not that sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Thanks to Chuck! Poured medium-deep amber with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up weird musty funk and some fruity notes.. a bit warm. The flavor found sour cherries, oak notes, and funk.. spicy fruity finish. Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation.. tart.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2836) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle shared by Dan. Nose is leathery and dried fruit. Murky reddish brown pour. Light oil slick on top. Taste is a grape skin astringent puckering. Kind of oxidized. A tad bit of chest burn. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2060) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2015
smells like bourbon and slightly sour. pours black with a reddish brown head. tastes sour and bourbon flavored. slightly sweet. had a draft pour at black rock. not as good as it is rated in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Sour stout sort of smell. Decent dark sour taste. Medium body, low carbonation, and very slight foam.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1269) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
22oz if 2015 vintage. Pours a brown color with little amount of head. Fruity and slightly tart.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle poured into a snifter -- That’s really good. Wine barrels really come through. Tart and dark and mysterious and awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1812) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2015 variety. Murky, muddy dark brown. Nose of acidity lemon, toasted malt, some dark fruit, mild red wine and oak. Flavor is mildly sour lactic lemon with toasted malt, raspberry, tart red wine and mild oak. Lingering lemon sour. Remember liking the anniversary brew better, but that was awhile back.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (829) - Queens, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle: pours cloudy reddish-brown with a quickly disappearing head, lots of fizzy little bubbles, aroma reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru, very tart, some cherries, very dry finish with a fairly thin body. Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (896) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2015. Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy nut brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is mild, tart, darker malts, touch of vinegar. Flavor packs a nice sour to it, with a good dark malts backbone. Lingering sour into the finish. Not bad.


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