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The Bruery ISO:FT

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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A special collaboration between The Bruery and Cigar City Brewing, fruits grown in our home states were added to Marron Acidifie, enhancing the coastal flavors.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1671) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Poured into my bruery tulip. Pours a hazy amber brown with decent carbonation and a paper thin head. Aroma is of oak, tropica fruits and red wine. Taste follows the nose, sweet and sour tastes, acidic but not too much, the oak is there but not in your face. I tried this at the 100 bottle release from ccb and the fruit was more present then. This has aged into a sweeter marron acidife Which isnít a bad thing by any means just different from the fresh. Mouth feel is smooth despite the pucker and acidity. Overall this is one amazing sour that I am glad I kept for myself. I would be the first in line if this was ever released again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3255) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2012
750ml bottle that poured a dark red color with aromas of tartness, oak, cherries, and some dark fruits. Flavors are the same, just a tart version of them, that blended nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bruery/cigar city iso:ft. 750ml bottle obtained through the reserve society... Pours a deeper reddish caramel, for the most part opaque although a smidge of light seeps through. A thin creamy barely off- white rests on top... Aroma of subdued sour oak upfront, not too acidic which is nice, sour cherries and dark fruits to coincide. A touch of acidity surfaces midway through and lingers for short while... Flavorwise much of it renders similar to what the aroma suggests. Semi-sweet upfront with a mild acidity that follows closely behind. Dark fruits, cherries, dates and figs withstanding. An earthy following presents itself which curtails any developing sharp acidic qualities. Lighter to medium bodied with an equal amount of carbonation. 8/4/8/3/16

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1127) - Claremont, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
1000th rating FINALLY! Poured from bottle at Reserve Society 2012 event at Phoenix Club. Poured a reddish murky color with a tan head. Aroma was dark fruits and vinegar notes. Taste was more oak than I remember in Marron Acidifie, but seemed a bit sweeter due to the dates and guava added. Really solid sour.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2297) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Sampled at the Reserve Society Celebration 2012. Pours a murky brown color. It is a richer version of M.A. though I think I like the brightness of that beer instead. The dates are strong in this beer and it dilutes the sour a bit too much for me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Rating #3000. 750 ml bottle courtesy of fishingnet. Thanks, Ben. Huge hookup here from the release. Pours a murky brownish swampy hue, some glowing deep caramel cocoa edges with a lively frothing carbonation. The bottle became a slow gusher. Cakey frothy tannish head sits atop and laces, sticks around well. Rusty. Aromas are vibrant citrusy and tropical fruits mixing with sour cherries, lactic acid, and oak. A decent touch of brett mixing with guava, vinegar, and some touches of dark fruits. Raspberries, cherries, and touches of currant. Vibrant strawberry, leather, and earth. Quite a potent sour nose with a melange of complex fruit, which differs a bit from the base with though sour and winey as well, didnít have a nose that popped like this. Initial is healthy red wine, oak, and lactic acid, making me immediately think of Matt Van Wykís sour treatments. Lemons, berries, and currant mix with touches of crisp biscuits and caramel, dancing into more oak, leather, and vinegar touches. A dryness coats after the lively fruity uppercut, offering dry brett, cobwebs, and lactic acid. Fruit remains, giving some tropical and citrusy life, dark fruit touches compliment the red wine oak elements, touches of vanilla. A gentle spice into the finish, with lingering lactic, vinegar, and sour wild elements, oak. More berries, currant. The beer becomes a bit thick and yeasty in appearance as it settles a bit, but the flavors are quite divine, offering many different elements. Finish is fruit and sour, touches of guava and strawberry, sweeter dates, plums, and prunes mellow it out. More oak, lactic yogurty quality grows. Pretty nice, a bit thick and grainy as it settles. Great flavors though, even in itís colder stages. Not the prettiest beer for sure, and thatís probably why it has a bump down over the base (as it was on tap). Well done collab sour brew here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Pours thick amber in color with a decent tan head. The aroma is fruity with wild yeast notes. The flavors of fruit come in strong at first with wild yeast notes rounding out the brew. Not very puckering sour, more smooth like a Flemish Red with a lighter, chewy body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ tan head. Tart cherry, toffee, lemon, bretty barnyard aromas. medium bodied with soft co2. Sour cherry, lemon, pit fruit flavors, with caramel. Medium sour front to back--good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle shared at Tower of Sour Power. Iíve been looking forward to trying this since I had Marron Acidifie. Was there much of a difference? Honestly not really. This had that sour mustard type smell along with a sour tart flavor. I like them both donít get me wrong.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koufax21 (3) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011 does not count
Poured into my SN tulip. It poured a deep dark brown with a fizzy white head the quickly disappeared. Smelled of dark fruits and vinegar notes. Tasted of figs, dates, raisins and other dark fruits. The oak flavors were not as prevalent as Iíd hoped but came through late nonetheless. Well carbonated for the style. Iím not a huge sour fan but this was one of the better ones Iíve had.


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