boisebeerguy (194) - boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle numerous times. Nice lemon citrus notes, a lot going on in this beer, good amount of funk. Not overly sours. Orange in color.
ctipping (1133) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled March 23, 2013. Originally reviewed 7/4/2013. Slight haze to the orange body. Nice white head, with discrete bubbles. Settles to a collar and a few wisps.
Fascinating aroma. Pale malt. Sweetness. A bit of oak. Some acids. Fruity apples and grape.
Tastes of sour apple. Like a granny Smith. Sweet pale malts. Oak and light bitterness. Some yeasty esters. A hint of that brandy in the back. Booze lingers.
Heavy and a bit sweet. Well carbonated.
Always a fascinating beer from Ale Apothecary. No exception here. The Brandy barrel keeps this interesting, even if it’s subtle.
Prufrockstar (1901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jeremy - thanks! Clear Amber pour, short-lived head. Aroma is cool - herbal, minty, vinegar, fruity, some funk. Taste is sweet but with nice vinegar/herbal to keep it in a cool balance. Full body, slick texture. Overall: as expected, a unique and tasty brew.
daknole (10837) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, light head. Boozy up front, vinegar, alcohol, yeasty funk. Too much booze in this one.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma of vinegar, figs, wood, dough, balsamic. Taste is sweet with a heavy sourness cutting through it, a medicinal. Overall, okay.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
why oh why do they make these beers so strong, it ruins them. This would’ve been world class at 5-6% but now its just a boozey-brand mess. Too bad.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear light amber color with a light tan head. Aroma and flavor is pure balsamic vinegar, with a touch of brandy. Delicious.
joet (2520) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange hued golden with light frothy white foam. Aromas of old books, wet oak, vinous, touch of acetone, rose. Body is light medium in weight, slightly oily feel. Touch of alcohol pepper in the finish. Not quite coming together for me but respect here on a beer with a lot of seemingly disparate edges fighting for some kind of order and harmony. I let this warm up to see if it got any better and the discordance seemed to get worse. I want to see this succeed. It’s a charmer, just not for me.
vtafro (6406) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden pour with tan head. Tart fruit, oak, wine and brandy aromas. Full tart, dry, wine, brandy and oak tones.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Amber hue with creamy white head. Aroma is lemon, earthy, grape, sweat, wood. Mouthfeel is great with light body and nice carbonation. Taste is dry with a tart following and spicy/funk in the finish. Overall this is a really nice brew.