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RATINGS: 154   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, 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.

dionysus' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Courtesy of daknole. Bottle pours deep brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of chocolate, raisin, and sour black cherry. Flavor shows the same, with plenty of lactic goodness supported by a fairly signifcant caramel backbone and rounded out with candi sugar and some berry sweetness. Also present are touches of vanilla and a decent amount of oak. Pretty well balanced for the most part.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2005) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from Beechner, yeah that’s 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 (5595) - 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 (1191) - 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. Don’t 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 (4162) - 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 (3061) - 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 (9646) - 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 don’t like it, not my thing at all. Bleh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6418) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6242) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Sample at WWT IV. Thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. Very sour. Not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5173) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark copper with small beige head. The aroma is funk, vinegar, red wine. Thin mouth, nice funk, vinegar, very sour, enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1898) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle...Pour is dark red with a fading white head..Nose is funk, spice, lactic, soft vinegar. ..Taste is soft vinegar, cherries, oak, spice, yogurt...

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