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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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, itís really one of a kind. At 8.5% ABV, it would probably be most akin to a strong Flanderís 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, heís a demon, we named the beer after a demon. Space Dragon was too grade school.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle shared by madbeerbaron. Thanks ben. Pours brown with an almost khaki head. Aroma is slightly sour and a little fruity. Fermented black cherry with some grape skin. Taste is light tart. A little vinegar and red wine barrel with some nice Michigan cherry and a strong sweet malt backbone. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1590) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Sampler that poured a brownish to red tints white head. Had nice funky aroma Brett sweet like candy and dark fruit. Wasnít overly sour but had a nice punch of dark fruits funk Brett and a slight woodiness to it. Overall very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Finally, Iím rating an Upland beer at the Upland sour fest. Deep brown color, fluffy tan head. Aroma of dark fruit. Taste is sour plums. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from cpetrone -thanks, Chris! Dark brown with some reddish hues. Medium low carbonation. Nose was initially wet oak, dark red fruit, light red wine elements, with lots of coconut as it warmed, and other sweet barrels notes. Tart red fruit, charred coffee, tannic. Not a huge dark sour fan generally but this one worked great for me. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2046) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from Beechner, yeah thatís right. Pours brown with light ruby hues. Small off white head that leaves some lacing. Funk nose. Solid sourness, berry sweetness, mild vinegar. Medium body, pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5640) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV, small sample. Slight hazy copper color, short head. Aroma is quite tart, bit acetic acid, bit fruity. Quite harsh sourness, bit acetic. Not the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (1236) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2015
Bottle at WWT. Almost black with small off white head. Lots of sour berries, balsamico vinegar, miso soup, lots of mint. Quite sour with an umami touch. Unusual beer, but I enjoyed my sample. Donít know if I could drink a lot of this though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4178) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT. Aroma is tangy red fruits, some liquorice, raspberry and more. Flavour is tangy red fruits, some hints of liquorice, light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (3098) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV, courtesy of kermis. Pours a clear dark brown beer with a very small beige head on top. Aroma is bretty, oaky, and slightly tar. Also some tarty notes. Flavor is bit sour, oaky and has very dry moutfheel. Aftertaste is very sour and tarty with touches of overripe red fruits. Meh, decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (9758) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV. Opaque brown color, average sized off-white head. Weird aroma and flavor of menthol, toothpaste and sour fruitpeel. No I donít like it, not my thing at all. Bleh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6550) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle shared at WWT IV. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of tart red fruits, big floral notes and a light funk. Flavour is moderate sweet and heavy acidic. Having tried a few upland lambics this is the best for me, but still has that overwhelmingly acidic battery acid palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. In summary, by far the best of a bad bunch.

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