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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of tart cherries, cranberries, leather. Taste is oaked purple grapes, dusty cocoa, dry toasted sourdough breads. Fog. Dry. Light to moderate sourness. Fine carbonation. Just fine.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (2291) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Cccoa nose, with some decided barrel notes, brown sugar, and some indeterminate spicing. Thin translucent brwn color. Light chocolate and wine-like notes in initial, mild dark fruit, and dark sugar. Thin-medium body with some astringency. Tastes quite a bit stronger than 7%. Very nice. Complex but not too wild.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottled. Nutty nose, chocolate, a bit of thinner, some spicy yeast, hazel nuts, a bit of soy. Brown-orange with lace. Lightly acidic flavor, oranges, grass, spices, cinnamon, whisky or brandy--a little, brown sugar. Ethereal, airy body. Interesting stuff. A step or two from greatness.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
siennaemerson (19) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
careful pour yields a murky brown body with a sand colored head. strong fruit-forward esters and peppery and slightly dirty phenols in the nose; waxy notes of apple, cherry and pear; herbal / floral / perfumed throughout. medium acid with mild to moderate oak character, low bitterness, tight natural carbonation with mostly firm malt body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2311) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Poured from a 750ml bottle. A soft acidity with a light malty sweetness. The spices are very well balanced. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Amber color. Very fruity aroma, plums, raisins. Taste is softly sour winter fruit. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Thank you GT2! Pours dark, off-white head, aroma is sour and spicy, caramel, fruity, more sour, overall awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
First bottle shared on the RBWG 2014 bus, 8:30am
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, woody and caramel. Flavors are woody, toasted malts, caramel and dark fruit, dry finish
Nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6842) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
750 ml bottle shared at RBWG on the more intense bus. Pours a clear amber with some bubbles for a head. Notes of oak, cherry, autumn spices, leaves, and caramel. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a spicy, earthy, dry mouthfeel. Good sour brown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Hazed brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sour with a touch of vanilla. Vanilla, oak, chocolate with a sweet start and finish. A tad thin and watery. but pretty good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared on the 2014 RBWG bus tour. Pours hazy medium/dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, sour wine. The flavor is tart a bit vinous.


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