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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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The “Old Time” series is a collaboration with The Charleston Beer Exchange. The base beer (a Belgian-style strong dark ale) for all four Old Times was originally brewed in July 2011, then aged in a variety of oak barrels, some with and some without a blend of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus.

Funky Old Time was aged for 18 months in two American oak red wine barrels with wild yeast/brewing bacteria.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2014 Bottled 2/19/130 at Edmunds Oast. Ruby head pour with a thin white head. Aroma of lactic sourness, red wine, brandies plums, cherries, wood and tart citrus acid. Almost still carbonation, very similar with a Hannsens style to it, sour cherry, stone fruits, rain, lactic acid with some bitter tannins. Pretty solid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, big thanks to Manny for yet another Westbrook offering, 28/06/14.Opaque chestnut brown with a moderate beige swirl and edgeing that doesn’t stay around for long. Nose is dank wood, boozey tones, yeast esters, dates, acidic vibes, bitter dark fruit skins, light brett characteristics. Taste comprises dark fruit peel, apricot, spice, light booze, bitter orange, light brett and damp booze stained wood - but pretty subtle, funky earthy licks. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidity in the close. Decent enough Flemish Red but as with the Grumpy - just lacks a little depth when measured against the ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Manny G. It pours cloudy deep mahogany brown with a tiny bubbly tan head. The nose is tangy, fruity, mild acid, wood, creamy, lactic, vanilla and dark fruits. The taste is tart, tangy, decent acidity, dried berry, dark fruits, wood, peach and damp wood with a dry finish. Medium+ body and soft carbonation. A touch acidic,but decent enough.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Manny G. Pours mostly clear amber with a slight, bubbly head. Lots of tangy fruits in the nose, acidic berries, leather. Medium sweet flavor with robust acidity, more tart and leathery berries, some alcohol, wet wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lasting sour fruits, berries, wood, slight funk, a few leaves. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2139) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Pours a rusty caramel color with no visible bubbles... still in fact. The nose is a mixture of oxidized caramel, toffee and layers of sour dark fruits, horsehair and vinegar. The palate follows the nose with a weird contrast between sweet old ale notes and acidic dark fruit and a long vinous finish. The two layers never seem to harmonize quite right making for a beer that has two good parts that don’t come together very well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Another winner from Westbrook. Thanks to the dude at RRBS who brought five or so different beers from this brewery that were all awesome and that i had not had. Funky, oaky, dry and delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2013
bottle, completely flat, no carb, tons of red barrel wine flavors, great belgan flavors, tasty stuff i like this one a lot more than the other

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle at Tony/Jim BA Birthday Extravaganza 2013 (Western Springs, IL). Pours a darker ruby brown hue, a darker murky well hazed hue settles in, showing some faded subtle glow in the body, red and brown with a touch more life to the edges. Small frothy tan head dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are sour cherries and firmer red wine tannins, gentle funk, oak, vanilla. The funkiness starts to come in a bit more, a bit vinous and balsamic. Develops well compared to the Brandy sour. Initial mirrors what it’s offering, a firmer lactic sourness meets tannic red wine, Sour cherries and tannic barrel, touches of mellow body show biscuit, but largely mellowed out. The wild yeast gives a firmer balsamic and sour cherry, lactic sourness as we press on. A touch acidic but in an enjoyable way. Backend is where the red wine element takes off a bit more. Dry, red wine, tannic feel starts to coat the palate, a synergy feel with the sourness, still firm but even keeled. Finish is touches of mellow sweetness, lingering lactic elements and a firmer barrel presence. Really nice step and a considerable step up from the Grumpy version.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Dark ruby color, steady beige head. Very cheesy, very funky, very intensive. Medium-bodied. Fruity, tartish, bretta ... Not so demanding taste than aroma is.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 19/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours completely flat with no carbonation or head. Dark reddish brown. Nice funky, oaky aroma. Lack of carbonation makes for a flat mouthfeel. Extremely complex flavors; oak, funk, dark fruit. Fairly acidic finish, but with nice hints of vanilla and red wine. Dry finish.This is a unique and complex beer, and definitely something any fan of sours should try. The lack of carbonation is really the only knock I have on this beer.


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