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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A mixed fermentation ale aged in wine barrels.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2168) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4760) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle - Candied pineapple, lemon and barnyard funk. Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Pineapple and tropical fruit with some coriander, no sourness which is expected from the smell. The grapes from the barrel give it an additional depth. Very neat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3428) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2325) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Nose is fairly sulfuric dusty fruity funky with notes of berries and pineapple and basement. Pours golden yellow, sight haze, bright white head and lace. Flavors of pineapple, berries, wild funky notes, wood, basement. Really nice maouthfeel and carbonation. Smooth airy. Lingering wine barrel flavors in the finish. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (756) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pale gold, hazy, fluffy white head. Aroma: dry, biscuity malt, apricot, pear, tart acidity. Flavor: bready malt with some wheat charcter, citrusy acidity, more apricot, noble hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2062) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Floral and tart aroma with light oak and light fruitiness. Tart/sour flavor with light citrus and light malt. Medium bodied. Tart/sour notes and light citrus lingers with light caramel and light grape.


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