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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Last year we added some fatali peppers to an oak barrel of Four, lending it a fruity flavor and some heat as well. We enjoyed that batch quite a bit and plan to do a blend of three barrels this go round, all of which were brewed at different times ranging from April 2009 to just a month ago (December 2010). The barrels also have different yeasts and bacteria in them as well which should make for a pretty complex profile.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle Orangish yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is is Brett, peach pits, and lemon. Flavor is more lemon, still brett, a little bitter stone fruit kind of thing, nice light sourness. Long light sour finish. The peppers fade in and out, they hit mid palate and then real late in the finish on the lips and cause a light warming effect on the tongue. Darn good for a light beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Cloudy yellow. Spicy, flowers, fruits. Dry, tart, hot chili.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5269) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at RBWG. It pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is super lemony with a touch of orange. Not much pepper. The flavor is nice and tart with a little spicy heat that creeps up on you. A little funk and pleasant vanilla barrel notes in the finish. Very tart and spicy. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3581) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, savoured on my Mom’s birthday 2015; eye: gingersnap, hazy, tiny ring of off-white head, slight lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, citrusy, slight musk; mouth: acidity, sourness, citrusy, slight musk, citrusy finale with a surprising presence of hot pepper, medium-full body, good carbonation, slick texture; overall: different FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, 4,5 %, savourée à la fête de M’man 2015; œil : biscuit sec au gingembre, trouble, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, très légère dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, citrique, très léger musc; bouche : acidité, aigreur, citrique, très léger musc, finale citrique avec une surprenante présence de piment, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, texture coulante; en résumé : différente

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Slightly hazy yellow. Fruity sour aroma. Similar profile plus peppers and heat. Just the right amount. Interesting but not something to drink a lot of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle from Legacy. Cloudy tan, no head. This has the usual tart upright stuff, and a shot of heat from the chile. Fun base beer, tart and tasty. Not sure how the chile goes with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (7969) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a cloudy orange with a small frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong chili peppers, wheat, and funk. Medium mouth with light funk, citrus, wheat, with lingering heat, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from Metro Liquor, Victoria
Cloudy blond color with creamy head. Strong sour aroma, fruity, some peach and vinegar. Smooth mouthfeel, dry; very sour flavor, a bit fruity; then the chili pepper kicks in, increasing the sour feeling.
The general impression is quite fresh, but the result is chaotic, and the chili is too much. And I’m not really convinced by the mix sour-hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3877) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Lets go to the Jockey Box
what next?
Upper Deck Four Fingers Surprise!, shared by the jockey box, not in dining room, for make the taste!
Pours a hazy pale color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is lemony and very funky it’s got some yogurt, some fruitiness (most particularly sour cherry) and a little mild malt character.

The flavor is tart and has a nice sour cherry character, some lemon rind, and a nice dosing of hot pepper that heats up pretty good in the finish.

Hot pepper sour beer, why the f not... sheesh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2015
quite the different beast than Four even before the peppers get involved. Nice dry barrel brett and funk character not present in the original beer. The heat takes a while but is there on the back end and grows a little as the beer opens up. This was good enough to make me wonder why we don’t see more peppered sours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2015
bottle sample, interesting beer, fruity funkiness, tart sourness with a blast of pepper heat. heat lingers on the palatefor awhile. not something iwould drink a lot of but it was pretty good

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