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Valley Brew Effingreat

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Valley Brew Effingreat
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Barrel aged Strong Ale. Aged for six months in a 56 year old Brandy barrel with a sour culture. The base beer for this was brewed in early 2006 and aged and stainless. Second Place Peoples Choice Award 2008 Bistro Barrel Festival.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Draft. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. malty, tart, and light brandy aroma. Chocolate and dark fruit flavors with tartness and cocoa. Medium bodied. Dark fruit lingers with tartness and chooclate.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nik925 (751) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Great sourness that remains checked. Very Mellowed. Minimal oak flavor. High acidity tingles on the tongue. Almost as good as Consecration, a fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
On tap at the brewery, thanks to KrausenJockey and Aspidities for their hospitality. brown pour with a nice tart aroma and complex flavor. very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5798) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2008
(10/29/08) Draught at the brewery in Stockton (thanks a lot Steve and Mike!). Dark brown color with yeast floaties. Aroma of brett, dark fruits, oak and some malt. Sourish flavor with some barnyard, berry notes, plums and some malt. Medium to full-bodied. Very good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Draft @ Bistro BA Fest. Loads of red fruits, toasty sweetness, tart fruitiness and citrus and light sugar in the aroma; very pleasant, tart aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: tart red fruits, chewy caramel, and plenty of citrus and dried dark fruits at the core; very interesting, nicely soured strong ale. Great rendition. Lengthy finish, showing chewy dried fruits, cherries, citrus, and light oak.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
On tap @ Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest poured a hazy brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of sour cherry, raisin, brandy and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a tart finish. Flavors of sour cherry, brandy, oak and light carmel with a crisp lingering tart finish. It was effing amazing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 2008 Bistro BA fest. Brownish red, smooth, dark fruit, caramel, brandy, wood, brown sugar, citrus.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Draft at Bistro BA fest. Light purpleish brown. Tart aroma and flavor, nice citrus as well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Draft at the Bistro’s BA Fest! Not as great as the Effingud (one of my favs) but it is excellent; Nose is tartness, raisins, and caramel; hazy brown with a small beige head; flavor is sour with brown sugar and lemons.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 This stuff is Effin Awesome! Attractive deep red pour with a hint of brown. Dried fruit, brandy and brown sugar in the nose. The flavor is much the same with a smooth mouthfeel and a toasted oak / almond like finish that lasts 20 seconds.


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