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RATINGS: 215   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle very kindle brought to me by my buddy Rodney from Minneapolis. Pours reddish-tinted dark brown with a thin bit of beige head. Nose of sour cherries, cherry skins, dark roasted malts, some wood. Taste is a nice mix of acetic and roast. A bit thin, but still very good. Props for a great bottle, too.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: sour, fruity, little lactic. TASTE: sour, fruity, lactic, nice. Weird though.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
65 cl. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to Chris! Gorgeous waxed bottle. Spare rocky off-white head. Murky brown ruby. Molasses, lots of leather, oodles of wine, tobacco, vinegar, lactic, dark grapes, sour chocolate lactic vinous, cassis, thick lactic. Very interesting, reminds me very heavily of Surly Five, would be interesting to taste them side by side & see what the differences are.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Small white rim; deep brown beer. Very nice, aromatic nose, lactic, oud bruin, dark chocolate. Sourish, oud bruin, lactic acid, sour chocolate (does that exists?), bit of dark fruit. Medium bodied at least, very velvety slick, very light acid burn. Feels more carbonated than it looks. Very nice surprise - strong oud bruin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (793) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Darker ruby with a tart suture most. Currant and cherry, sour with a lightly funky noise..good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2943) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle - Cherry and balsamic notes. Cloudy copper with a thin bubbly head. Light cherry and woody notes. Pretty uninspiring considering the cost and packaging. More like a basic Flemish Red.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3749) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of sourness / tartness, dark malts, light chocolate, hints of dark fruits and oak and wine, and some light spices. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer but not the best of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Matt via CANBIF. Dark mahogany with a beige head. Nice combination of malt vinegar, flanders brown, sour cherries, some caramel, some metallic notes that disappear once it opens up, tart. Mild+ carbonation, full body, dry, good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and dark brown with shimmers of burnt-orange and no head. The aroma is a fusion of medium-roast malts, sour cherries, vanilla and toasted oak. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor, pulling up just shy of being truly tart, furnishes notes of sour cherries, caramel and red wine. Fruity, tangy finish. Bottle courtesy of BVery!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1177) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (1665) - 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...


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