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Valley Brew DysFunktion-Ale

Valley Brew DysFunktion-Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Our Black Cat Stout in a cask version that is dosed with our "local wild" and firkin conditioned with hops and dried mango chunks. The secondary fermentation is provided by the wild critters as well as a dose of fermenting witbier gyle. Additional blends of Bourbon Barrel Russian Imperial Stout as well as a Barrel Soured Black Lager. First release at Triple Rock Firkin festival 4/4/09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Draft. Dark brownish beer with a tan head. Cherry and light tart aroma. Cherry and light oak flavor with light acetic notes, light darker malts, and light chocolate. Medium bodied. Cherry lingers with light oak and light acetic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wetherel (1862) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Black thick creamy head. Fruity black sour. Hard to describe. Imperial stout + sour weirdness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Deep brown foggy brown. This one is all over the place, with funk, fruit, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is as complex, with a lively mouthfeel and toasted oak finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2009
(Draught) Pours a brown body with moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of florals, yeast, leather, berries, cherries, and horseblanket. Flavor of hops (herbal, citrus, floral), cocoa, dark fruits, some vinous, roasted malt, funky, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 2009. Pours a deep coffee brown with some red highlights, beige head with some spotty lacing. Some tart cherries and other dark fruits as well as coffee, roasted malts and cocoa. Finishes with some tart cherries, vinegar and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
stone sour ale fest 09. Probably the least interesting beer from valley brew that day, but still good. Dark brown pour. Dried fruits, berry, tart apple, barnyard, and sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Stone Sour Fest, San Diego 2009. Dark blackish color, which is intriguing from the start. Nowhere to go from there though as it held mostly a fruit based sour. It was good enough though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Sampled at the 2009 Stone Sour Festival. Valley brew wins my vote for best brewery for the day. My least favorite Valley brew on this day was still really good. Sour, sweetness, and the mango was really interesting in the flavors it gave. Strawberry, lime, kiwi. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Billed as Dysfunktion Ale Part Deux at the Stone Sourfest. Pours with a long lasting off-white head and a brown body. Aroma of wine, caramel, leather, berries, fruits. Taste is sweet with a hint of spicy pepper, barrels, chocolate and toffee. Medium to light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Had at Stone Sour Fest 2009. Poured a dark black color with good head. Aroma and taste is very unique and grainy with some soy sauce present. Good palate. Overall pretty good.

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