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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A mixed fermentation ale aged in wine barrels.


Dunt's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Thanks for bringing this guy over Todd, been interested in trying Ale Apothecary fr a little while now. Pours a light orange in color with two fingers worth of bretty, frothy head. Really nice brett forward nose, it’s dry, lemony, apricot, and very saison-like in nature. Flavor has a lot of similarties to the nose, it’s not as dry or tart, it’s a little sweeter, but still very crisp and saison-like. There is a light honey flavor to it, almost like a nice biere de garde. Very clean and lightly tart. Light to moderate mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, no acidity, and a moerate finish. Really, really nice beer. I’v been going back to smelling it a ton, it has a really nice farmhouse character to it reminiscent of Logsdon and HIll Farmstead. Incredibly crushable at 9.3%, this guy can sneak up on you if you’re not careful. Definitely looking forward to what’s to come from Ale Apothecary in the coming months/years.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (941) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes. Light golden yellow. Very hazy. Nice white head. Smell has lots of white wine, funk, and oak. Mild acidity. Grainy malt aroma with some lemon and citrus. White wine flavors prominent again in the taste. Much more sour than the nose implied. Lemon, lactic sourness. The sweetness from pale malt builds and covers the sourness. Herbal flavors linger in the finish. Medium carbonation. Sweet and sour in the same sip. Medium heavy body. I had to have this (and all Ale Apothecary beers) a few times to really appreciate it. They are all very complex beers that don’t fit into standard molds.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (3042) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle at amazing tasting 30th birthday of Alexander. Many thanks again! APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer. NOSE: fruity, fresh,oak, wine. TASTE: wine taste, oak, fruity, quite sour, decent balance

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2016
first time trying something by these guys and the hype is real. really great beer,

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBrain (133) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle. Corkscrew required. Hazy yellow pour, bubbly effervescent head. Highly carbonated. Aroma is apple cider, yeasty, but when it warms up there is a slightly objectionable yeasty smell. To me this is similar to other sour ales. There is a nice fruit and woody character, some hop sense, quite drinkable with no alcohol burn despite the ABV but the tartness outweighs most else. First time mentioning the price of the bottle in a review but I am compelled to say it is overvalued.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1478) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Brandon, thanks man! Pour is hazy gold with with a thin head. Aroma and flavor are full of stone fruit, light gunk, and and a gentle sweetness. Flavor is also lightly hoppy and dry. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (5090) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle, pours hazy golden with smaller top. Smell is nail polish remover and vinegar. Taste is lemon, lime, and strong oak with a slightly acidic bight. Much preferred to the smell but still not a fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2986) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
November 27, 2015. Bottle, shared by _angst_, thanks!
Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is funky and fruity with peach, lemon, grape skins, earthy mushrooms, woody, vinous and hints of spices. Taste is light sweet fruity, funky, light tart. Finish is light sweet peach notes, grapes, slight earthy, whit e wine, some bitter pith notes. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Good sour!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4261) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle received in trade. Thank you cocoapugh! Pours hazy pale golden with a frothy white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is tiny malty, fruity and funky with crackers, white bread, lemon juice, peaches, apricots, green apples, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard, lemon zest and hints of mushrooms. Tase is tiny sweet, sour, slightly malty, fruity and funky. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny dry, tart and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and sour with crackers, white bread, peaches, apricots, grapes, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Cool one this one. Rustic, funky and a nice balance between sweet and sour. Lovely American sour really...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4273) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Kville. Bottle. Pours cloudy pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is funky fruity malty astringent crackers lemon. Flavor is earthy sour lemon astringent mushrooms with a vinous touch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle at Ratebeer Kvillebäcken Winter Gathering, 151127. Hazy pale golden beer with a nice and lasting offwhite head. Leather aroma, grassy, woody, earthy, mushrooms, woody, brett, funky, vinous notes, some oak. Vinous flavor, woody, leather, earthy notes, brett, hay, spicy notes. Complex beer, nice body and a balanced finish.


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