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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Belgian Style Ale Brewed With Rye and Brettanomyces Our rustic, deep golden California farmhouse ale is brewed just a few times a year to celebrate the change of the season. Enjoy!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Huge golden pour with a foamy white head. The head lingers and leaves some fat lacing behind when it finally goes. Aroma of flowers, sour funk, bubblegum. The flavor strikes me as a bit imbalanced. Up front there are some nice sour fruit/earthy spice notes, but the finish is far too bitter. I think the combination of rye and whatever hops they are using here overpower the better, funky aspects of beer. Still quite good, but not perfectly balanced.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (112) - CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours a clear deep gold with two fingers of foamy white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and spotty lacing. Nose is subtle: light brett notes, pale malt, spicy rye, earthy, citrusy hops. Taste is complex, citrus and spice with a just a little brett and rye sourness. Carbonation remains high and fizzy, giving it a light mouthfeel. Civilised and balanced - but perhaps a touch too civilised. The nose, in particular, is a touch too restrained. The flavour builds and deepens, with a mild alcohol warming, but the nose remains mild, with few indications of what’s to come. The flavour is balanced, sure, but it’s a bit out of sync with the nose - I’d like a little more emphasis there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - 750ml bottle c/o blankboy. Slow gusher - bubbly and cloudy amber-orange with a huge fluffy lasting off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, Belgian spicy yeast - quite fruity, golden, some brett funk, not a lot; dry, nice. Taste follows - much more standard than the aroma, less funk, more fruit (I got some apple) - decent, but I wanted more funk after the aroma (7-). Lush and airy mouthfeel, really pleasant on the tongue - spice/astringency builds a bit in the finish, as does the alcohol dryness ... pretty solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (500) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2014
Color cobrizo tupido con espuma blanca densa. Aromas afrutados de manzana y ciruerla verde además del centento. Cuerpo medio, inicio dulce y afrutado que acaba de forma seca y con un toque de alcohol moderado. Buena.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy golden color with large head, highly carbonated. Strange aroma, fruity, soapy, a bit spicy ( sweet spices, coriander, anise). Soft mouthfeel; it has a nice fruity touch, strong spices, but also some soap, wood, vegetables.
Messy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (443) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Appearance: the beer is a very nice copper color, pours with a very large and dense off white head, appears to be clear Aroma: very strong citrus, lemon, sour, tart Taste: strong citrus, lemon, a certain bread flavor is in there, strong alcohol, some sourness, Palate: average carbonation, alcohol aftertaste, leaves mouth dry Overall: a good beer but too much alcohol taste for me, strong citrus notes throughout as well

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a nice cloudy golden color with white fizzy head. Light fruits, yeast, and some funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart and dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (690) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
750ml Bottle pours a hazy orangey color with a bit of head. Caramel and medium sweetness along with the wild yeast flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
aenima (237) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Refreshing citrusy aroma. The flavour is citrus, bread and a little spicy. I would have expected more rye flavour. Very balanced but maybe a little plain and boring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Pours cloudy peach with a medium creamy white head. Aromas of peach, sour apple, vanilla, oak, funk. Taste is funk, red berries, tropical fruit, vanilla, apple. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with medium carbonation. Quite good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady amber, large off-white head. Spicy and minty aroma, some earthy notes. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. Semi dry with a bit tannic bitterness.


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