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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Originally cask only at the 2012 Reserve Society Initiation Party. Later Bottled.


HonusWagner's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1683) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Pour is almost completely flat, mouthfeel is totally dead, which amplifies the sourness into a real esophagus-wrecker. Aroma way less vibrant than base beer, has a muddled fruit juice character that might be good if the beer had carbonation but...it doesn’t. I’d like to say I drank even 6oz of this but...I couldn’t get it down. Such a shame, hope to one day rerate this with something close to a 5 than a .5. Now I’m drinking a carbonated bottle. The tartness us a bit overwhelming but this a pretty tasty beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (645) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
Nice fruit addition to the usual sour in the rye. Fresh citrus on top of the typical sour citrus notes makes for beautiful balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Spicy citrus and vanilla and kumquats. Big tangy acid and tart kumquat and orange. Long acid on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
At Jacob’s house with group. Pours clear mustard orange no carb. Aroma is medium acidity, some light citrus frits sours. Fruit juice acidic sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6783) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle - Tart stone fruit and sweetness. Cloudy brown gold with a thin white head. Tart stone fruit and a bit of acidic notes. Very drinkable, the Kumquats really shine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4396) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
Pours unclear amber , no real head . Smell is sour, tea . sweet hints . Taste is sour , sweet, grainy , bit fruits . very dry . Nice !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy amber color with a frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast and tart fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6567) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a cloudy amber brown with a medium off white head. The aroma has tart fruit, acidic, oak with a spiciness that probably comes from the rye. The flavor has a nicely tart kumquat fruitiness, citrus, clean lactic acidity, oak, mild vinous notes and rye malt spice. This was a nice variation for an already solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6246) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
750 ml bottle to taster (2013 vintage; shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a cloudy bronze caramel with very light caramel head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart and mildly funky with a semi-sweet kumquat backbone. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly tart medium to medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
750ml bottle, big thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Hazy amber orange color, light brown. Ring of off-white head. Few ridges of lace. Delicious unique fruity aroma (must be the kumquat? not familiar with those flavors). Works well with the rye flavors, and citrus. Tasty bigger sour taste, lighter sweet. Very tasty, satisfying sour ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (567) - - JAN 18, 2015
750 ml, thanks Huhzubendah. Pours a hazy brownish orange with small head that gradually fades. Aroma is kumquat, and intensifies as the beer is allowed to warm. Limes, lime juice, oak, bread, rye. Flavor is tart and sour, with prominent tart kumquats, balanced by rye malt. Medium bodied and tangy, acidic finish. Delicious.


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