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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This ale is 5.6% abv and our first venture into barrel aged American wild ales. A blond Saison base similar to that of Saison I, fermented on our proprietary Wicked Wild strain. After fermentation we moved the beer into Petite Verdot Barrels from Rock House Vineyards and added mango, papaya and guava where it sat for 6 months. This ale is tart and tropical with notes of musty hay and citrus. The tartness of this sour is moderate and the dry fruityness makes this beer a great palate cleanser and pairs well with delicate dishes.

Updated: Aged in white wine barrels with 250 lbs per batch of papaya, mango, pineapple and guava. The beer is blended from barrels ranging 5-12 months.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
This was my favorite from WW. Pours a hazy bright golden with a big white head. Nose of saison yeast and light tropical fruits, though I wouldn’t have suspected real fruit in the brew. Hay and wood and light funk. Taste adds a dry acetic quality and more wood, almost a bit closer to Chardonnay but much drier. Crisp and refreshing. I could drink this all day.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (159) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Brad...thanks! Pours clear golden with minimal head. Some sour and funk smell. Minimal tart flavor. Easy drinking. Decent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Blond, no head. Aroma is slightly fruity but lacking. Lots of fruit in the flavor with a bitter finish. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1711) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Clear yellow pour with a slight white head. Tropical nose. Lightly sour, tropical fruit, papaya and mango. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6964) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bomber from Brad - thanks! Clear golden pour with a minimal head. Tropical fruit and a nice sour note. Bit of hay. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Shared 2014 bottle. Light on funk but medium-high sourness. Nice complexity lends high interest. Low funk lends drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Elderberries, white grapes and rosemary allusions whirl around this Wild Ale’s cracking cereals for a complex libation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear straw yellow.
-The fruity aromas could’ve come from a variety of sources, not necessarily the fruit added.
-The mouthfeel is super dry.
-The nose was pretty phenolic at first.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
A blonde ale with a very thin white head. In aroma, very sharp tart lemon juice and light Brett, lactic acid, Epsom salts, very nice. In mouth, a light fruity dry malt with light grape skin, light fruity esters, faint tropical fruits, nice and smooth. Bottle at Funkatorium.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle shared by Butters at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a pale hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tart, tannic wine, pale malt, dry tropical fruits. The taste is tart tropical fruits, citrus zest, tannic wine finish. Medium bodied, mild lingering tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Tart with sour and tropical fruits, loads of oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4932) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Blonde with a small head. Nose is Apple and peach, Musty. Lemon curd. Taste is of yogurt and lemon. Apples. Light body, soft carb. Nice.


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