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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Over a year ago, the guys at CBX worked on a couple of collaboration beers with Westbrook. One of the beers, Citrus Ninja Exchange, was an immediate release and has since been brewed again. The other, a strong, dark, sour monster, was tucked away in barrels with wild yeasts and bacteria. That beer, dubbed "Old Time" after everyone’s favorite store manager, Brandon Plyler, is now seeing the light of day. A variety of barrels were used for aging, so you’ll see a handful of versions released, each with a different name. Grumpy Old Time spent the last year in Laird’s Apple Brandy barrels getting sour.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aarond (149) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is sour apple, oak, candy sugar, molasses, raisins, and booze. Appearance is very dark brown with almost no head. Taste is prunes, sour apple, molasses, figs, lactobacillius, candy sugar, and oak. Medium body with very low carbonation. Overall a very good beer with a lot of flavors that work together.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
i think that crazy idiot Bruce bought this out, i enjoyed it immensely! .. .good deal of foam .. solid tartness .. . fun drink this, classic awesome westbrook! .. . . I’m convinced that homeless people have all the shopping carts with 4 good wheels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Botlte shared at RRBS. Thanks. This was nice. Cloudy golden with a small fizzy white head. Apple brandy definitely comes thru but the base sour holds its own as well. Fairly dry with a nice lactic finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a dark amber to copper with no head. Aroma has tart notes of apple cider and wood. There is a fruity berry sweetness along with granny smith apples. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pretty hazy memories on this brew. Largely drafting off Westmeister’s recollection. This brew was a just a touch too pricey for me. Bottle - Ale Yeah! - Decatur, GA

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8861) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Amber color. Off white head. Vinegar, cherry, red apples, woody notes and some booze. Pretty damn good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared at Proof (by Tim and Rachel I think...). Tasty green apple tannic. Medium tart. Seemed good but wore little thin. Bit of nail polish vibe. Vinegar, wood, lemon. 7.0

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber brown with no head. Nose and taste of apple brandy, oak, grape, caramel, dark fruit, malt, Brett, low acid cherry vinegar and light spice. Medium body. Moderate acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1653) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Another tasty bottle shared by EricTeusink. Aroma was caramel, fruit, tart apples, grapes. Flavor of oak, some Brett, fruits, malty, spice, citric acid, some vinegar, green apples. Pretty nice. A touch dry in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Very dark brown pour with no head. Body is flat with no carbonation. Tart and slightly funky aroma with hints of apple and alcohol. Watery mouthfeel. The tartness comes across up front, and then the sweet brandy flavors. Finish is a bit acidic. Marks for uniqueness and creativity.


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