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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A mixed fermentation ale aged in wine barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of fizzy foam. On the nose its sweet with lots of fruit notes, peach, lemon, pineapple, candied oranges, smarties candy, tree sap, grass... lots going on here just a bit overwhelming. The palate is complex but a touch disjointed... one end is a lot of the sweet fruit and tart candied smarties.. the other end is funky brett, sappy spruce and pine. Complex and interesting but lacking a bit of harmony when all is said and done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Hazy white gold. Some funk is smelled. Brett? Tasted, too. Soft fruit with vinous notes. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle shared at Richard’s Graduation Party (Western Springs, IL). Thanks, guys! Pours a rich hazy golden pour, touch of darkness, rich haziness, frothy whitish head atop laces ok. Thicker film laces well. Aromas are fruity, firm estery pear, banana, and apple. Sour gentle tartness, funk is rich, mellow oak and funky brett. Initial is fairly fruity, apple and pear, some funk and gentle tartness. Some oak, straw, funk. Some dryness, apple, and tartness. More fruity front end leads to a mellow straw, gentle grass presence. Backend is tartness, mellow presence, some gentle funk, lactic element. A gentle sour, fairly fruity and estery. Nice funk, but young. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2217) - Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Todd. Really nice lightly golden sour lactic tartness. Oaky and lightly spicy. Great sour golden.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Musty, fruity, soem tartness, wine barrels add a bit of tannic oak and soem vinous notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steasy66 (837) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle pour, thanks Brad. Hazy straw color, small white head. Subtle musty lemon aroma, big floral notes. Tastes a lot different than it smells, fairly sweet, a bit fruity and a hint tart. Undercarbonated.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
Bouteille 750ml titrant à 11,03% d’alcool. De couleur dorée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (raisins verts aux petites notes vineuses, léger d’agrumes, traces de pêches et de pommes), légèrement sauvages aux petites notes rustiques, terreuses et épicées (poivre doux), moyennement boisé (bois humide, léger fût de chêne vineux), léger de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec des traces de pain. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et légèrement croustillant ainsi qu’une texture aux notes huileuses et vineuses. Goût de levures fruitées moyennement acides aux petites notes sûres (agrumes, surtout de citron et de son zeste, léger de raisins verts vineux, notes de pommes, traces de pêches et de poires), légèrement sauvages, rustiques, terreuses et épicées (poivre doux) avec un léger goût boisé (fût vineux, traces de bois humide) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un léger goût de pain avec des notes de céréales sucrées et quelques traces de miel. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool réchauffant jusqu’en finale où s’y développe une légère amertume asséchante de houblon floral, herbeux et aux faibles notes citriques. Post-goût moyen et léger-moyen sec, composé d’un goût de levures fruitées légèrement acides (zeste de citron, notes de pamplemousse et de pelures de fruits verts) avec un léger goût boisé (fût vineux), une légèrement amertume de houblon herbeux aux notes florales et citriques ainsi qu’avec un léger goût d’alcool et quelques traces d’épices (poivrées).

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3525) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2013
Very subtle light bretty golden ale. Fantastic barrel characteristics, delicious stuff, really want to try the rest from these guys

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hornyfreak (14) - California, USA - APR 13, 2013
Extremely nice surprise, thanks to friend from OR. Honestly I was not expecting this beer to be this complex: Nice aroma - bread, funk, lime, wild yeast, pours a nice golden clear beer with a solid head, taste is where this baby takes off - extremely complex with lots of funk, fruits, earth, and some bitterness! Highly impressed, too bad I can’t get any more for some time..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
writerljberg (627) - Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
750ml bottle from Belmont Station. A: Cloudy orange color with a half inch of firm white head. A slight glass stain for legs. N: Lemon, grapefruit, straw, horse blanket, and ample oak. Candied oranges. Wine is pronounced with the vinous white grape, some melon and apricot. Esters. This is very inviting. T: Mixture of sourness, oak, and a back end malt which rounds out the flavors. Balanced and delicate without sacrificing intensity. M: Full, well-carbonated, and smooth. O: I’m going to load up on bottles of this. Really, really nice stuff. Bravo.


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