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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 334   ABV: 11.12%
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Our specialty ale brewed without hops and aged in brandy barrels.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3000) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle: Cloudy, bright golden pour with a foamy off-white cap. Chunky & volatile. Lots of brettanomyces in both aroma & flavor. Tart lemon zest, old pineapple, tons of sweaty barn funk. More spicy yeast in the flavor; bready, notes of wood, cobweb, pineapple rind, & a boozy, almost wine-like finish... Maybe from the brandy? Light grassiness with a white pepper & semi-phenolic aftertaste. Super carbonated, probably a bit overboard. Lofty, prickly. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2549) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a medium copper color with a touch of haze and two fingers of white foam. Lots of complexity duality and harmony happening in this beer. Rustic malts with honey sweetness, tart vinous acidity and round grapey brandy booze. Citrus punch plays nicely with the overall boozy stonefruit and doughy background malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1068) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 23, 2015
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours clear golden orange with 2 finger head. Nose is dusty spice oak and some doughy grain funk, woody grain. Taste is a mix of sweet brandy spice and dry field grain, touch of bready oak, some orange citrus, very carbonated, hides the abv well. Finishes with some dry oak, rustic grain and sweet spice orangey citrus.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2323) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Butler's place. Pours amber with thin white head. Aroma is tart apples. Spice. Lemons. Flavor follows. Very lemony. Tart. Really nice beer. Thanks to Butler. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6575) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Robin: “Let’s go!”

Batman: “Not you, Robin. They have strict licensing laws in this country. A boy of your age is not allowed in a drinking tavern

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy amber color with small head. Sour aroma, hint of acetone and nuts. Strange flavor, on one side there is some good maltiness, on the other side there is a strong acetone feeling; the underlying sweetness tries to keep some drinkability, but the result is aggressive, too acidic. This beer is way too aggressive, unclassy; if you need a sour beer, pay for a Belgian Gueuze instead.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7261) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2014
Bouteille 75cl via trade, thanks to Rado_. Actual abv shows 8.73%. Bottled 27/02/2014. Ambrée trouble, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme est très vinaigré dès l’entrée de jeu sans pour cela sembler surfait, mais ce côté acétique en reste cependant fort présent. Note un rétro nasal de barrique proche d’un vin rouge cuit. Un bouquet malté caramel reste également bien présent. Palais rappelle une vieille brune avec un mélange agréable entre le malté et la barrique et ce profil un peu acidulé,dans ce cas ci aigrelet assez prenant. Le tout laissant penser à un cidre caramélisé accompagné d’une présence fruitée rouge de vin. Seul point faible restant ce profil aigre fort tenace qui aurait été trop gênant sur une bière de plus faible pourcentage d’alcool.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6275) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by Dogbones). Looks good; a cloudy caramel orange with eggshell head. Smells tart and funky with a nice brandy barrel presence. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant medium-bodied mouthfeel. Great beer, and dangerously drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle - Light sour ketchup, cherry and nice sweetness. Clear copper with and beige head. Big tart notes, some vinegar and cherry notes. Ketchup and quiet nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (8545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a hazy amber orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of brandy barrels... wow, the elegance here is very high. Flavour is just as complex, with loads of brandy barrels, some candied sugar without being cloying, and more brandy. Phenomenally elegant and complex. The lack of hops is not really noticeable, as this is very well-balanced. Excellent stuff.


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