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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
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Over a year in the making, this American Wild Ale is fermented with Brettanomyces yeast and aged with red-raspberry puree in Oak barrels for over 1 year, then bottle conditioned in champagne bottles.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8957) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Hazed pinky / orange coloured pour with a halo of light pink head. Aroma is musty tart fruit, funky brett and pineapple. Flavour is composed of cherry fruit, kreik tart. Very clean sharp sour with a nice funky brett edge. Palate is musty with a dry and spicy finish. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExpendableHero (846) - Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Muddy, ruby colored beer with an off-white head. Strong aromas of fresh raspberries and booze. Tastes of loads of raspberries, very tart/bitter fruit notes, and some warming alcohol in the bitter finish. Mouth puckering beer. A bit one dimensional but tasty wild ale nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5093) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2012 corked and caged bottle. Pours a cloudy red with a fizzy pink head of foam. The aroma is sour raspberries. The taste is mostly acidic with some fruity components. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2009 Bottle. Strong sharp sore fruity alcohol aroma. Clear red orange color with a small white head. Fruity beginning with a strong sour and light bitter finish. Will try aging one longer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy light brown with reddish mahogany hues and a light tan head. Aroma is mildly tart, raspberries, oak, brown ale characteristics. Flavor has much more tartness, good sour red/brown character with tart raspberries. Good tart in the body, but fades quickly. Still delicious!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Reddish purple pour with bubbly head. Sour raspberry flavor, but complex in that itís also semi-sweet. Very enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AirForceHops (6086) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2014
750 ml Bottle. Well it has a nice color, red with a pink hue. No head at all. Aroma is sour raspberries, funky oak and vinegar.

We did a side by side with a 2011 and a 2012. Both very hard to drink. I dislike drinking vinegar in a sour, this has vinegar, sea slat, artificial raspberry, paint thinner, extremely sharp funky oak. Harsh, just plain hash. Not sure how anybody could really enjoy this. 4 oz. was more then enough out 750 ml bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (5454) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
(bottle) murky ruby-amber colour with no head. aroma of rhubarb, raspberries and a hint of honey, with some notes of dill, mint, light orange peel and lemons. flavour is more raspberries, rhubarb and blackberries, slightly perfumed and tart, with a hint of herbal hops and some alcohol. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9955) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"this murky ruby brown brew doesnít seem hot in any way, but itís a little heavy and sticky for a wild ale, making me wonder is 11.4% really necessary. Heavy on the oak, with sour fruits and ample raspberry, though not overtly so. A good but not great sour (has just a touch a that baby diaper thing going on too). Lingering on the palate. Thanks Greg for the trade."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Orange colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sour, citrus, floral, berries.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet fruit, berries, sour, citrus, grapefruit.


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