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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 334   ABV: 11.12%
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Our specialty ale brewed without hops and aged in brandy barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Super awesome sour thank you friend of GT2 for the bomber, nice sour delicious

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1811) - USA - MAR 6, 2014
Hazy yellow gold in color... Aroma of vanilla, sweet citrus, tartness.. Flavor is mildly sweet, caramel, vanilla... Notes of oak, slight tartness... Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle from Haggerty. Pours clear orange copper with absolutely no head and a fruit and vanilla aroma. There is a puckeringly sour fruit flavor with no bitterness. There is a tart finish with a hint of brandy.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours clear brandy color. Light aroma of aged brandy. Perhaps a bit of stone fruit. Med body or nearly. Its sour and woody with some grape notes. Exceeds expectations. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (710) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2219) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2051) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Aroma: Yeast, Belgian Sugar, Mildly Musty Appearance: Hazy Orange/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thick White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Belgian Sugars, Yeast, Mild Oranges Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4563) - 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.


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