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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Thursday hallmarked our first bottling of another type of long aged oak beer with a variety of microorganisms in play . The beer is still hard for any of us to really define, it’s really one of a kind. At 8.5% ABV, it would probably be most akin to a strong Flander’s Brown. A spice blend was involved as well as some dark Belgian Candi Sugar during the kettle boil. That part we controlled. The rest was up to Brettanomyces, Lactic Acid Bacteria, and whatever else decided to visit the fermentation as we left each barrel open to air for an intentional short period of time. As to the name, he’s a demon, we named the beer after a demon. Space Dragon was too grade school.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
750ml bottle. Murky dark brown with a ruby hue, creamy dark biege head that remains all the way through your drink and leaves a nice lacing down the glass. Thought this was my second Upland lambic but seems to be my first rating; vinegar, lacto, some candied sugar, sweet malts with some pomegranate, plum and raisin, bit of oak. Moderate carbonation with a mild body yet strong sour and acidic/sour taste, tinge of sugar on the outside of the palate, becomes dry with some alcohol and fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swollinshuteye (2) - Mansfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2012 does not count
Bottled 7/12/2010. Awesome. Thanks Lauren for the gift and thanks buff for sending it out. Always grateful for a yummy oud bruin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2012
In short: A funky spicy dark ale like no other. Easy to drink for the style. Excellent.
How: Bottle 750ml. Exact age unknown. Consumed approximately 6 months after receiving it from WeisGuy. Thanks a lot Shane
The look: Cloudy dark purple body topped by a medium beige head quickly receding to a small persistent layer of foam
In long: Fun nose that I’d describe as a funky Belgian Christmas beer. An array of spices very much reminiscent of those used in classic Belgium Xmas beers, a nice funky horse blanket character, some dark fruits. Nice aroma. Taste is follows through. Same elements as the aroma except that the dark fruits (fresh prunes, raisins, blackberries, blueberries) come out stronger than in the aroma. The spices are really not overdone and perfectly integrated in the beer, or maybe it is because my bottle was aged enough for the spices to blend in. Strong bretty funk flavor with a sourness/acidity of mild-medium intensity. This is a sour ale that manages to avoid the vinegary acetic acid character, and this is a good thing. Nice wood barrel presence with some tannins, but again nothing over-the-top. Pleasant full and lively mouthfeel. Overall I thought this beer was a success. Each of elements of the beer has its place and nothing is overdone. Bold, different and highly drinkable for the style. Lovely beer. Another kick-ass beer acquired through one of my many many trades, and now with the size of my cellar I’m seriously contemplating committing a crime that would sentence me to house arrest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle. Bottle says it was Summoned on 7/12/10. Pours a dark brownish color with a light tan had that quickly settles. Dark fruit and the recognizable brett and lacto type sour notes. Slightly earthy as well. Medium/light mouthfeel. Tart dark cherry upfront with a nice level of sourness kicking in. Oaky and earthy. Reminds me a little of a red wine. Overall, not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Blackstrap molasses on the nose with dark fruits. The beer pours dark amber with a very thin white head. Dark fruits upfront with bitter chocolate and coffee notes with a strong acetic tart finish. A little too acetic for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
draft at gtmw11, pours hazed brown off white head nose of sour vinegar floral flavors of sweet brown sugar vinegar sharp not much complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
bottle at rbwg 3/5/11. dark reddish brown. it smells quite malt and fruity sweet... along with slate, cherries, bs, flowers, choco and some vinous qualities. the flavor is the same only not so cohesive.... sour and malty seems messy. thicker bodied than i care for. 7/4/6/3/14

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle from Armin. Thanks! This one was tough to open, but when it did, it decided to gush two glasses worth out the top. Once it settled down, a dark brown pour with a spare white head and very little lacing. Aroma is muddled, some vegetal, with odd dark roasted malt and little sour notes. Tastes is odd sour spice, odd roasty toast, with chocolate, coffee, dark sour fruit. Really odd. Kinda a mess.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour, white head, quite a few chunks. Aroma of cherries, vinegar, quite lactic, jolly pumpkin like funk. Taste is sour, vinegar, but very fruity, quite sweet some roast caracter on the finale. Palate is silky, low carbed and heavy bodied. Pretty tasty sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
From a bottle at the GTMW 2011. Murky ruddy brown with next to no head. Sour aroma of varnish, oak, vanilla with some funk and sugar. Tasty quaff is a nice tart & sour blend with oak, vanilla, fruit, candi sugar and finishes up dry and tart.


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