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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Émile is aged in foudres that once held Pineau des Charentes, a French aperitif made famous by the man whose name graces this beer’s label. We brew Émile with a blend of 2-row malt, local oats, local raw red wheat, Special B, and Midnight Wheat, then hop with Northern Brewer hops. Émile’s roasty, vinous flavor comes together after it’s been fermented with our house yeast, and then aged in the foudre with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. The color of mature rosewood with ruby highlights, Émile carries the aroma of black currants and elderberries with hearty, earthy undertones. Notes of both dark chocolate and dates infuse the taste, making for a beer that’s part France, part Belgium, and all Maine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9841) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Bottle from Final Gravity. Pours dark brown with a huge beige head and a woody fruit aroma. There is a moderately sour currant flavor with a lot of oak. A nice sour brown that is not overly tart.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2017
(Bouteille provenant de Bottlecraft): Une panoplie de petites baies, du tabac, du bois humide et moyennement gras, une coulisse de vin liquoreux et un petit bouquet d’épices. Une fois que la gorgée est disparue, il ne reste qu’une empreinte de cuivre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (2040) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2017
appearance: amber-red, with a thick but short tan head. aroma: vinous, with notes of vinegar, cherry, raisin, raspberry, balsamic vinegar, and some funk. taste: sharply funky and tart, with sour raspberry, tart cherry, woody raisin, with some light molasses, maybe a hint of chocolate, and definite brett. finish: lingering sour tartness like balsamic, a bit of general fruit. notes: Strongly sour and tart, maybe needed just a bit more sweetness or maltiness to balance. Pretty good; lively palate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2759) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle from Brewtopia. Reddish brown with lasting dense flat head. Woody sour cherry aroma with a touch of caramel. Light toasted caramel sweetness with sour cherry tartness and woody spicy bitterness with a touch of leather in the finish. Medium light body fairly lively champagne-like carbo for barrel aged. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13892) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2017
375ml bottle. Large off-white head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some vinous, Brett, light molasses, funk/sweatsock. Taste is moderately sweet, berry, Brett, plum/currant, vinous. Medium body, some acidity, light stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BytesAndBrews (66) - - JAN 29, 2017
Medium brown pour with a light cream head. Aroma of oak, stone fruit, a little bit funky. Assertively tart, fruity, earthy and oakey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3786) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2017
375mL cork&cage bottle shared by maniac. Clear aged brown color. Buggy head with spider web lacing. Flavor has a moderate, clean acetic base. It’s got brown earth and leaf. Aroma is similar. Not particularly interesting for a sour brown. Another one of these fancy Allagash beer that makes me glad I didn’t pay for it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6875) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 10, 2017
375 ml bottle for $13.00, I finished about 80% worth and that is an accomplishment since it is a style I really don’t care for. Clear Amber appearance with low carbonation level. Aroma is oak, red grapes, yeast, and biscuits.

The flavor is Oude Bruin like. Notes of light vinegar, mild red grape skins, light butter hints from the wine barrel. Tartness comes from mild vinegar notes. Not a style I enjoy much, regardless of how many I have rated. For the style it is fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13260) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2017
375 mL bottle from Beer Run. Rating 13000! Hazy, almost murky, brown, large fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of oak, wine, grapes, berries, vanilla, mild funk. The taste is bright berries, cherries, currants, funk, earth, oak. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Tasty!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2017
375ml bottle. Poured a deep amber / near brown color with an off white head. Dark fruits, some earthiness, some red wine, and some funk.


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