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Westbrook Funky Old Time
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (1737) - 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 (3912) - Carrboro, 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 (3358) - 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 (5205) - Lisle, 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 (11898) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bomber. Poured a murky dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Lots of nice lacing. Aroma and flavor were sour fruit, plums, cherries, light apple, some roasted malt, moderately acidic, quite sour and funky. Wood and vinous notes were quite restrained, particularly given how long it aged. Medium mouthfeel; soft carbonation. Very complex; great balance between all the elements. I want to try the rest in the series!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013

Draught @ CBC 2013 [ Red Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Unclear medium to dark brown - red amber colour with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berries, funky, light roasted, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, dusty, sweet malt, tart notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130504]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours deep redish mahogany with a great lacing tanned head. Aromais fruity a bit acidy malty dark fruits a bit smoked. Flavor is acidy a bit sweet sour malty bitter pungent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
At CBC 2013. Hazy chestnut colour with a lasting off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel, chocolate, fruit and wood. Sweet and somewhat yeasty, malty flavour with caramel and oak, along with hints of red wine and coconut


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