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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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An ever-changing small batch blend that uses a farmhouse brown ale base with any number of herbs or spices carefully chosen by our brewers to make a wine-like and complex beer unlike any other. It’s barrel-aged for roughly one year and every vintage is different. Cellar for two to four years, depending on vintage.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1456) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours a murky brown with almost no head. Not too much notes on this one but it wasn’t too tasty and a bit awkard. Sour-ish/sweet, like a caramel apple maybe. Some spices that try to save the day but don’t do much to make it more appealing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
bottle @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours muddy brown with a small off-white-reddish cap, little retention. yeasty and garbagy, sweet and honeyed toasted malts along with caramel, minerals, spices, few pine needles and bitter herbs, hint of bourbon, some diacetyls. bright carbonation, light to medium body, dry grassy-peppery finish. field pour.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tom10101 (3017) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by hoppypocket, thanks! Murky brown with a medium easy to revive beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of spices, oak and light garbage juice notes. Taste is slightly sweet with spices, caramel and garbage notes. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Drain pour.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a murky reddish brown with a nice white head. Aroma is chocolate cake, spicy, yeasty. Flavor is tart, caramel. Not that tasty. Finish is...lots of somewhat annoying tartness. Medium body, average carbonation. Ordinary.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Pour is murky brown with beige head. Aroma of caramel,spices, oak, weird tartness. Taste is similar with bourbon, flavors are odly combined. Medium body and medium carb. Didnt even enoyed it. Drain pour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (874) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle from Market of Choice, Eugene. Pours a medium-dark reddish brown, lots of off-white head. Aroma vinous and vinegary, lots of tartness. Maybe some stone fruit notes, too. Strawberry? Fresh apricots? Smells tasty. Body lively, finish sharp, tart, and then with a bright sweetness before fading back to a lingering if slight bitterness, woody notes. Holy hell, amazing. Will have to get another one to age; not sure what the vintage is of this bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle. Cheers to Bruce. The pour’s deep red with a small head. The nose is spiced red fruits. Strawberry and blackberry preserve. Farmhouse yeast, a bit of fun. The taste is somewhat acetic. Berry punch, some lemon peel. Some rusty penny, a bit of mineral. Medium body, smooth. Overall, quite tasty indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to Bruce, consumed at his shack. It pours hazy mahogany brown with a medium beige head. The nose is light sulphur, wood, sour green apple, vanilla, earth and toasted coconut. The taste is wood, earth, pleasant tartness, spice, dark fruit, tart berry, vinous and light acidity with a dry finish. Initially tart then smooths out. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rather tasty and brilliantly balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
21st May 2013
’Paul takes a brown shower’ tasting at Bruce’s pad. Cheers Bruce! Hazy amber - brown beer, good pale cream coloured head. Nice fruity nose. mildly sour. Palate is soft and a little dry with fine carbonation. Soft malt, light and thin. Winey tone with nice generic fruits. Spot of sweet cherry candy. Minerally dry finish with a little spice. Very nice sour!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle Bruce’s, London - many thanks to the host! Cloudy, light brown with a creamy, light beige head. Nose has tangy, leathery fruits, berries, hints of dirt, suggestions of cocoa. Light sweet flavor, balanced sour bite, soft roasted malts and earth, leathery berries, mild leafy bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Mild tangy fruit finish, some dirt, berries, prunes. Very nice. Restrained.


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