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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 334   ABV: 11.12%
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Our specialty ale brewed without hops and aged in brandy barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (11405) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1152) - 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 Apothecaryís lineup. While not quite as strong as the regular Sahalie Iíve 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 (2749) - 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
radagast83 (5361) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3963) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6714) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle - Light sour ketchup, cherry and nice sweetness. Clear copper with and beige head. Big tart notes, some vinegar and cherry notes. Ketchup and quiet nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1044) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 23, 2015
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours clear golden orange with 2 finger head. Nose is dusty spice oak and some doughy grain funk, woody grain. Taste is a mix of sweet brandy spice and dry field grain, touch of bready oak, some orange citrus, very carbonated, hides the abv well. Finishes with some dry oak, rustic grain and sweet spice orangey citrus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17006) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
31st July 2013
Tasting at Bruceís 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 itís abv.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3823) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1314) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
A- pours a rich amber copper with a faint ruddy head that does not linger. Minor lacing. S- grape tannins, apple cider vinegar, lemon peel, oak, acetic acid, fresh sourdough, salt air, plastic, chemicals (like mild Simple Green), and some mustiness. M- medium sticky body with a full acetic palate. Nice burn. Mild carbonation. T- brandy, white wine vinegar, lemon and orange peel, grapefruit, and sweet tarts. Mid palate is acetic acid, salt, tannins, citrus blossoms, jasmine, pink lady apples. Ending is sharp but relatively clean with a faint lingering burn. Some oak, more acetic acid, lemon, butter, and some sourdough bread.


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