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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Fin's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8429) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Casey & Traci, thanks! consumed in company of Casey & Traci 09.07.13 Pours reddy/brown with a rim of bubbles. Tingle tastic on the tongue with a dab of balsamic, sour and malty this is lovely. This beer has a Rodenbach character which I like. I like the woodiness, I like the furriness on the tongue, I like this beer its really decent. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3073) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Thanks man. Mahogany body, hints of crimson, mild to medium haze, notable sediment (after an aggressive pour), half inch of lasting beige head. Aromas of funk, oak, cherry, wine barrel. Sour cherries, oak, funk, leather, black currants. Piquant and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - AUG 30, 2015
Tap; pours cloudy brown with a beige head; aroma of tart red fruits, yeast, oak, and vinegar; taste is tart with red fruits ans yeast with hints of vinegar and oak; finish is dry and tart; nice sour

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 (2851) - 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 (2093) - 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 (1280) - 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 (1820) - 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.


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