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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Smells of oak, must. Taste is mild barrel and tart, a bit funky. Overall not very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark amber colour with a light brown head. Tart aromas of citrus. Interesting flavours of sour fruits and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a muddy brown with a paperthin head. Aroma of weird malts. Taste is strange. Still and weird. Something weird. Nothing good. Just off ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2522) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer is a hazy, dark orange, bordering on brown. The aroma consists of cherries soaked in alcohol, as well as a lightly dank and sour quality. Dark ale, yeast, cherries, subtle alcohol comprise the flavor profile. The feel is medium bodied with a solid carbonation level. Overall, a pretty decent sour. I’d have it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-09-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle dated 12 July 2010, shared by badnewsbeers. Murky cola-brown body, thin to medium cream head with sediment. Funky vinaigrette nose with brown sugar, vinegar, and berries; sour. Lots of wet socks/bile/stomach acid in the body, also berries and dust. Sulfuric and a bit "off," borderline unpleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Served from a 750 mL bottle thanks to awiseman01. The Feb 2010 version. The appearance is a cloudy cider brown with a good dirty white head. Tons of earthy barnyard tones in the salivating nose. Hints of bourbon, oak, and butterscotch as well. The flavors are woody/grainy sour flavors with some sweet edge to balance things nicely. Brown sugar, herbal leaves and weeds. Fantastic beer for sure. Big thanks to Andy for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Pours unclear swamp brown in color with a nice sandy head. The aroma brings light citrus tart notes, a bit of sour mix. The flavor is very similar, nice light sour mix notes, so smooth on a good medium body, lighter than a Flemish Brown but still very well put together. The flavor of the different bugs settles on the tongue halfway through and are quite nice, not over acidic, sour, or tart at all!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2006) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - 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.

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