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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A mixed fermentation ale aged in wine barrels.


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 canít get any more for some time..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
writerljberg (656) - 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: Iím going to load up on bottles of this. Really, really nice stuff. Bravo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2013
750ml bottle pours a hazy gold with some frothy white head. Nose is herbal, tart, lavender, dusty, flower pollen, white grape, white peach, fresh squeezed orange juice. Flavor is really heavy with unripened peaches, kumquats, orange juice, lemon zest, herbal, lavender, white grape, light wood shaving. Lightly sweet, otherwise herbal finish. Very nice. Well crafted.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Thanks to Darrell for sharing. Also huge thanks to boralyl for getting me out a bottle of this. Bottled Novemver 9, 2012. Pours a lightly cloudy light straw color. Nice fluffy head with good retention. The nose contains light sulfur, cheese, wheat, and hay. Some backing lemon and other faint citrus. Really extraordinarily complex and interesting. The flavor ups the lemon and brings really integrates everything beautifully. Acidity is a fantastic component in the background without being too heavy. A bit of backing wine with a touch of pepper and phenols. Absolutely fantastic. Iím blown away by this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2429) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Batch Nov 09 2012 10.78 alc vol The beer is light golden with a small, fizzy white head. The aroma offers lemons, wild yeast, grass, funk. Herbal and earthy tones with a delicate sweetness balanced by a light funk. Highly drinkable and really smooth on the palate. This one is a sleeper. Light spice quality. Beautiful balance and so easy to drink. Where is the alcohol presence? Masterfully hidden. A truly fabulous beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Bruce for this obscurity. Pours cloudy yellow with a fine, white cream head. Citric lemon character with sweat, some hints of boozy heat, pee. Tangy. Medium to full bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Hot and tangy to finish with farmyard, acidic and stinging lemon. Hefty stuff. Decent, but a bit too hot and heavy overall.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8905) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The bouquet is totally weird, but wonderful at the same time - a blend of horse blanket, dustiness, lemon peel, muskiness, and one of my patented beer farts. This is actually a good thing - I like my own flavor. Anyway, full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is tart, moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Finishes tangy with gentle bread crust bitterness. A dab of butter in the aftertaste. Bottle courtesy newcigarz!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1148) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2013
750ml corked with hemp twine tie. Quite the packaging for sure. Clear bright golden yellow. Crisp, wild, super fruity nose. Lemon, apple, some banana, lots of tropical character. Crisp pale malt, lots of fruit depth from the yeast, nuetral wood notes abound. Such a unique beer and great packaging. Iím enjoying it more as I near the end, I just donít think Iíd buy again at the price.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2238) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, thanks to the Boise crew. Peach, stone fruits, grape, earthy, green vegetal. Very well crafted and interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4385) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Very fancy bottle. Cheers to deeblo for bringing this from the states! The pourís slightly hazy gold with a medium white head. The aromaís salty brine, tart lemon peel, light marshmallow. Wild funk. The taste is green apple juice, soft acidity. A bit of lemon drizzle cake. Ribbon candy. Very easy-drinking and smooth considering the ABV. Medium body, slightly chalky on the palate. Overall, pretty nice. I didnít get much of the wine barrel in this.


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