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The Ale Apothecary Sahalien

Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   ABV: -
Our randomly-brewed eccentric sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctipping (1425) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewed 2/10/2014. Pale orange. Big white head. Fractal pattern of surface lace. Medium collar. Smell has a light funk, some lemony citrus. Pale malt. White wine. And an intense acetic aroma. Lemony taste. Some yeasty funk. White wine. A little herbal. Pale malt in the middle and then WHAM. Acetic sourness dominates. Really sour and intense. Extremely sour and difficult to drink. Medium carbonation. I really wanted to like this. Ale Apothecary usually puts out really nice stuff, but this is too sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Nail polish, fruit, tart, wine aromas. Flavors are similar, fruit, wine, a bit of really tart tones and nail polish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose and taste of oak, wine, sour oranges - medium body. Funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle at the Bailey’s vintage event. Rockin’! A: Cloudy golden-orange, thin white ring of head, lacing. N: White wine grapes, big sugar, huge acetone/nail polish, lemon rind, oak, funk, cheese, peppercorn, and terroir. T: Sour and vinegary. Lighter sweetness than I expected. M: Light body, foamy carbonation, a bit of alcohol burn. O: Good, if a little bit over the top with the nail polish remover. I definitely preferred the La Tache with peaches, and I think this one could use a bit of work as I also prefer Sahalie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Lightly-hazed golden pour with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is crazy fruity, featuring a big-time splash of wine. Full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is quite sour. Sweet, crunchy malts are delicious and well-developed, but definitely take a back seat to the sourness of both lactic and acetic acids. Cherry SweeTart finish. Big THANKS to newcigarz for sharing this world-class bottle of beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is slightly hazy yellow with a big white head and good lacing. Big lemony, lactic, yogurt, oaky, barnyard, funky, urine, lightly earthy, and citrusy aroma. Taste is heavy sour, nail polish, light yogurt, lemons, heavy urine, barnyard, and acetone with a big sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Really disappointed with this one. . .way too much nail polish and definitely off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Stephen! Hazy golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white wine, peach, hints of oak, earth, slight yeast, hints of yeast, grain, slight grassy and herbal notes. Taste is a mix of sour lemon, oak, earth, grain, some slight acetic into a bit of yeast, grain, finishing fairly tart, burning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle shared at Dunt’s Tasting (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice hazy amber hue, decent glow with frothy whitish head atop, stays as a firm layer, laces ok. Aromas are tart and a bit yeasty, dry and oaky with some bready malts, gentle straw, vanilla, fruit. Some firm sourness, big tannic and grapeskin elements, a bit fuzzy and acedic. Initial is medium bodied, a bit thinner with gentle sweetness, grape and citrus. Touches of yogurt, vanillin and oak. Some nice acidity up front. The backend is a bit dry, fuzzy and tannic. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Shared from a 750ml. Smells like funk, hay, wood wood wood, harsh spices and herbs, grape vines and earth. This thing tasted like nothing I’ve ever had and challenged me quite a bit. Brutal sourness, harsh lemon wedges, warheads, pepper, chilies, hot and sour sauce. This thing burns your mouth and throat like a chili beer, I felt like I was going to get a rash form it. What an intense beer. It was pretty tasty, but honestly I don’t know how to quite rate this. Paul at Ale Apoth is all about the experience of beer and boy is this a unique experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottled August 2013 ABV 9% Looks like grain, some gold notes. Smells like vitamins, shock tarts, some grain and a little mildew. Flavor is tits - tart, some soil, some hay, some lemon meat, a little funky shitty notes. Just awesome. Medium to light bodied with higher carb and a dry finish. This is a fucking brilliant beer.

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