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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 334   ABV: 11.12%
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Our specialty ale brewed without hops and aged in brandy barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5994) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, thanks Stephen! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of lemon, oak brandy, earth, slight white grape, hints of grain, slight yeast. Taste is a mix of dough, yeast, grass, some peach, pear, white grape, slight grainy notes, finishing fairly sweet. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4543) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2014
750ml bottle pours a clear gold with some spitty, white head. Nose is boozy, tropical fruit, yeast, mild spice, starfruit. Flavors of white grape, tropical fruit, pear, candy sugar, bubblegum. Spicy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4415) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a wispy head. Aroma is some light citrus notes. Light sugary, tart. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle @ a recent tasting... Poured golden with a little to no head. I was surprised how much brandy came through on this. Low bitterness, subtle yeast spice and funk with wood, fruit, and a spirit cocktail-like character added warming boozy notes. Each sip seemed different as this really opened up. A true pleasure to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
One of the highlights of the Epic Sour Tasting. Pours cloudy orange with great head and lacing. Coriander, some Belgian yeast. Some apple, finishes a little sweet with a little sourness. Really tastes like a Belgian strong, or quad, with some sourness. Citrus, good balance. Bottle thanks to Mr. Chopin at Epic Sour Tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3541) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle at Culmination Fest: Poured a orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was sour citrus fruit. Taste came on strong with sour bitter tart citrus fruit, but finished with a fresh grain pop at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
hazy gold, thin white ring. Lightly buteric nose, tons of grapefruit and white wine, faintly woody. Lightly sweet white wine front reminiscent of Southampton peconic, fizzy with moderate wheat with more citrus through the blurry end, too much sweetness and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3020) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks MrChopin! Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Flavors of tart green apples and sweet caramel. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2532) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear yellow with a small white head and decent lacing. Funky, lemony, vanilla, light urine, biscuit, hay, grassy, and doughy aroma. Taste is sweet lemons, biscuit, orange juice, grass, biscuit notes, tangy, and floral with a lightly tart finish. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Not bad but kind of different.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Big thanks to that jerk MrChopin for bringing this to the tasting! Mostly clear golden pour, small fizzy head. Really great apricot, earthy cheesecloth, woody zippiness, drying citrus to counteract, in part, the higher alcohol. Booze well hidden. I’m down with it.


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