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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A mixed fermentation ale aged in wine barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggirlpanties (181) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Thanks to GT2 for sharing! Pours hazy and golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma started out a bit sulfery but that goes away after a time and leaves you with a soft doughy aroma with hints of lemongrass. Taste is more dough and citrus, soft palate but a bit boozy. I legit took a little nap after dinner with this one. Over all, pretty tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3280) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
hazy gold, wispy cream head, small bubbled ring. Lightly fusel, very dry and floral, hay and grass. Flavor cleaner, light lemon peel, grass, light ester sweetness, finish is dry and toasty, lightly resinous hops. Bit flat finish, off notes mar an otherwise great first effort.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle shared at the November 2012 Santa Cruz tasting. Bizarre blend of herbal notes, mainly ginger but also a sort of Ricola-like character. Sweet doughiness, pale malts, set against a vinous acidity.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On the verge of exceptional. Think if there was a soured table beer. This is it! Light golden pour, slight foamed white head. Lovely light notes of champagne, funk, spices, and applely pear cider on the nose. Slight tart meets dirt and barnyard on the palate. Funk, sweet white wine, lemon, aged hop, champagne, and cider all over the palate, politely, never overbearing. Effervescent. A dainty mouthful. Hints of oak come out a bit more towards the finish. Pricey beverage at $25.99 a 750ml, but I’d do it again. Loud, quietly. Seem to be enjoying that maturity in a brew these days...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (8430) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
750mL thanks to brainlair. Pours a clear straw with weak white foam. Tangy citrus nose with lemongrass, spice, candied ginger, anise, butterscotch, buttercream frosting on carrot cake, rum flambeed bananas. Geez. Taste is tangy, salty, doughy. Very soft and sweaty. I really like this. Soft, funky, quenching and complex. House yeast strain has a lot of potential. My rating: 4.1 Fiancé rating: 3.9 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle courtesy of BrainLair. Pours a light yellow hazy with a thin tan head. Yeasty earthy grain aroma. Some cereal and bread notes. Flavor is lightly sweet and herbal. Notes of lemon peel and a peppery hop finish. Light citrus tartness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle... Poured hazy, somewhate of a pinkish/orange with a thin, lacy head. The nose was awesome here. Reminded me of cocktail bitters with the earthiness and spiciness. Tasted mildly tart with noticeable acidity. Some other funk and wine barrel tones. Mildly vinous, but the wine barrels didnt dominate and the beer could show its true colors. Fruits, floral and earthy spicing, and a little but of dryness towards the finish.


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