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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A mixed fermentation ale aged in wine barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a 750mL bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy yellow with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thick lace. The nose is dry sourdough, a touch of lemon peel, and a ton of funky and vinous yeast. The flavor is a bit more tart with gooseberry, lemon, very dry, vinous, and spicy with a touch of lightly sweet Meyer lemon. The body is lactic full with lively but smooth carbonation, and a long tart vinous finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (2389) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours a light gold with a big head. Aroma of Brett, lacto, tropical fruit. Taste is sour, dry, bretty. Funk and oak. Really nice, funky, dry with a nice brett profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2290) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Hazy yellow orange in color... Aroma of hay, grains, lemon, spruce tips.... Flavor is light spices, spruce, pine, lemon and funk... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle opened up at the 2013 year end Ottawa tasting, thanks Ian. Pale golden yellow with a nice white head. Dry and chardonnay, lemon zest, clove, brett, pepper, slight funk and barnyard, apricot. Dry, moderate carbonation and nice body, easy to drink, nice slight funk and bretty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2164) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Hazy yellow pour with a thick white head. Grassy and funky nose. Really fun taste. Sweet taste and a bit of a sweet finish. Hints of apple and apricot and other fruits that I cant put my finger on. Thanks to Ryan for sharing!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (2086) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
(Was disturbed during our tasting, will have to re-rate! ;) Pours a hazy yellow with a good white head that leave superior lacing. Aroma of fruits (yellow), hops, brett. Taste is sweet with a good balancing tartness, feeling juicy. Carbonation was good, I believe I downed my glass quite fast (to catch up with the others). Really good altough Im sure I didnt enjoy all the subtleties.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
HMOG 2015. Thanks to jrob21 for bringing. Tried two batches. Older batch was actually a bit more enjoyable. Vinous, wine/oak, spices, with a touch of funk. Funk comes through much more in the newest batch.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (1936) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2014
750 ml corked bottle. Bottled 10/18/13; 10.24% ABV. Aroma is bretty, vinegar, lemon, earth, light wood, fan-freaking-tastic. Pours hazy golden with a two-finger white head with decent retention. Taste is lightly sweet, sour (6/10 on a sour scale), finishing savory. Nice sauvignon blanc character, along with some green apple, peach. Not quite champagne-like in effervescence, but quite highly carbonated. Very different and unique.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1838) - 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 Id do it again. Loud, quietly. Seem to be enjoying that maturity in a brew these days...


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