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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 334   ABV: 11.12%
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Our specialty ale brewed without hops and aged in brandy barrels.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9001) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
750mL thanks to brainlair. Dry cork broke in the bottle upon opening. Annoying but no problem. Pours a clear golden, lower small white head. Nose is again some of that weird Ale Apothecary house yeast that gives off dill pickle. Pretty uncanny dill pickle. Taste is much sweeter than expected, sticky, white sugar, pretty sticky. Not at all what I was expecting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (3427) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Super awesome sour thank you friend of GT2 for the bomber, nice sour delicious

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colin Theydon for this one. Pretty hazy gold - amber beer. Little pale cream coloured head. Softish palate, semi dry. Light carbonation. Light seltzer minerals. Nice mango syrup, as if poured from a can of tinned mango. A little fresh orange. Very light sourness and white wine. Whisper of vanilla. Light dry finish. An approachable sour which drinks well below it’s abv.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle shared by Tony. Clear dark yellow pour with a white head. Mandarin orange aromas. Effervescent, with mild mandarin orange and baby aspirin notes. It better than I just made it sound. Tasty, with a good body and mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1084) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2013
750mL from Corvallis. WARNING: This one may blow up on you. My bottle was more than happy to gush over. A: Darkened orange with a fluffy, lasting white head. Some yeast floating around in this one, which is probably a result of the turbulent opening. N:Well integrated funk and ample white wine grape, oak, lemon zest. Getting some of the brandy with a nice sweet overture. This smells very inviting. T: Slightly soured, very oaky, and quite sweet. This has a lot of interplay between those elements with some nice cherry and wine grape to add some fruitiness/citrus. Slightly earthy. M: Medium bodied/slightly full with a round mouthfeel. O: Overall a really nice addition to Ale Apothecary’s lineup. While not quite as strong as the regular Sahalie I’ve had, this is still worth seeking out. Though it does have a scary high ABV so be warned.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (10655) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at Bruces, from TGG Bend, 31/07/13. Hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is vinous, tarte apricots, bitter orange, light funk, subtle burnt citric fruit notes. Taste comprises tarte orange, soured apricots, lemon rind, light boozey tones, funky notes, grassy farmy light earthy notes. Medium bodied with a little oomph, fine carbonation, dry finish, The alchohol is very well integrated or a double digit affair - great work!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7887) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, many thanks to Colin. It pours cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. The nose is hay, floral, orange, sour apricot, peach, mild sourness, sherbet, yoghurt, vanilla and light coconut. The taste is sour apricot, peach, nectarine, pleasant sourness, sherbet, hay, floral, touch of vinegar, butternut squash and some alcohol warmth. Medium body, high carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Hides abv rather well. Very well-integrated flavour. Great stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steasy66 (1012) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Amber blond with fizzy white head. Aroma is muted with a bit of funk. Flavor is sweet and a bit tart, really clean and refreshing. Body is thicker than expected. Good beer overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (12668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. Huge thanks to Colin for providing yet another beer from this fine brewery. Pours cloudy orange-gold with a foamy white head. Nice sour, lightly acidic lemon in the nose, hints of peach. Light sweet flavor, good funk,some ripe lemon, light semi-dry dough, subtle, light brett, sweat. Medium bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Lightly warming finish, more lemon and peach, some tangerine, soft dough. Very smooth for the strength. Nice nuance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle, thanks Colin. Hazy golden with white head. Nice funky aroma, citrus and lambic. Similar taste, funky and citrus. Very light tartness. Very good.


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