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RATINGS: 42   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (905) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a medium cloudy golden color, lots and lots of white head, totally exploded! Aroma heavy on grapes and funk, yeast. Vinous notes as well. Taste of yeasty malty sweetness; body not as much as you might think: lively but not so tart. Finishes with an oaky, toffee sweetness. A lot going on here, very impressive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle from The (new) Beer Stein in Eugene. Aroma is slight brandy, olive, (non-diatectyl) popcorn, and white wine. Flavor is much of the same... more white wine and popcorn comes through. This one isn't crazy sour, but it's an excellent mix of all the above flavors and slightly tart. Excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (866) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 5, 2014
March 2013 Batch. Gold with vanishing white head, hazy-to-cloudy with meandering wisps of yeast. Aroma/flavor are light and clean lactic. Incredibly smooth and drinkable with a medley of berry-like fruit: raspberry, blackberry, etc. Body is light, but moderately effervescent. Delicious, went down quickly. Underrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7245) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2513) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11900) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottled 23APR13 11.12% Pours dark orange with a speckled screen of whites. Smells of sweet oak, some creamy white wine. Some characters of flowers. Flavor is sweet, light tartness, some cucumber, some grass. A little funk. Thin bodied with moderate carb and a dry finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4493) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4177) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2013
750, corked and strung. Yeah, strung. Thanks so much, j&a! You guys are so cool for bringing this back. What an awesome surprise. Pours cloudy medium amber with a dense and sudsy white head. Sweetly vinous brandy nose tucked hand in glove into some fruity and balsamicy sour aromatics. Not quite like anything else. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Vinous, strawberry, and balsamic tang on the mid palate. Nice tart finish. Delicious. Harmonious, unique, flawless, and refreshing. These guys are just flat gettin’ in and gettin’ it.

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