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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Evora is a golden hued beer, brewed with a 2-Row and Maris Otter malt blend. It was hopped with Northern Brewer, Mt Hood and Sorachi Ace hops. The primary fermentation used a classic Belgian yeast strain. The beer was then aged for 16 months in Portuguese Brandy barrels with Brettanomyces. The finished beer exhibits notes of honey and stone fruit in the aroma. Citrus and oak dominate the flavor giving way to hints of bread crust. Evora is medium bodied with a fruity, dry finish.

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4.6
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Smells like sour woody tangerine and peach. Hazy pale yellow with light head. Big front woody tart softens and mellows in to smooth sour fruit light vanilla light bitter wood. So many flavors ever changing.

4.3
Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Clear golden color. Aroms of dusty overripe fruit. Taste is softly sour stone fruit, vanilla. Goes down smooth as silk.

4.3
slowrunner77 (13204) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 Fruity Bretty dry and with a yeasty brett kick. The fruitiness from the barrels is quite unique and the strength of this beer. A lot to take in, but that’s ok - it’s too expensive to drink much anyway :). Feel is a bit prickly (3.5) but that’s all I didn’t love in this beer.

4.2
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey. Hazy golden pour, solid frothy white head. Nose and flavor bring unripe apricot, hints of mango, sauvignon blanc, tannic funk, light but present tartness, and boozy sweetness. Lovely combination of stone fruit, Cointreau-like liqueur sweetness, and barrel forward funk, all balancing nicely. Reminiscent of a softer, less aggressive Anchorage Tide and its Takers. Nancy was definitely the showstopper of these two new excellent Allagash sours, but I think Evora is the better beer. Superb as always from this brewery.

4.2
JBPortland (1574) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
375ml bottle pours hazy golden straw with fluffy head. Nose is beautiful with soft toasted oak, honey grain, pineapple, lemon, orange, nice quiet funk and crackly hay. Taste has pricky high carbonation, medium tartness, very dry, toasted grain and hay with funky pineapple, peach, orange, stonefruit, some white grape and prominent oak. Finishes dry, tart, dusty hay, dough, citrus, tropical fruit, oak. Great.

4.2
Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Thanks Johnny! Hazy yellow golden body with a small white collar. Citrus, brett, funk. Subtle, yet beautiful, brandy character. Honey sweetness with assorted citrus. Earthy with mild tartness. Lovely.

4.2
Jow (4164) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle at home late night. Cloudy golden white head. Beautiful nose of tropical ripe fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes of yeast, stone fruits, star fruit, honey, light brandy, and sauvignon blanc. Very tasty. Medium bodied and only lighty sour. terrific.

4.2
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
L cc bottle from Capone’s. Hazy gold pour with white head. Nice fruity nose with oak and hops. Tasted very fruity, with some lactic tartness, hops, and late oak. Fruity throughout.

4.2
Strife21 (338) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Pours golden yellow with intense bubbling carbonation. Head is there but very bubbly then thins out quickly. Smell is sour funk, prune, vinegar, yeast, farmhouse. Taste is smooth, with a funky fruit flavor, notes of honey, bread. Super dry with a hint of brandy. Excellent. Medium body, heavy carb.

4.2
ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2016
375ml bottle - $11.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia. Date Bottled: Nov. 5, 2015. Appearance: Pours out a hay-hued body, fairly clear and capped by a slim, white head. Smell: A tropical whiff of pineapple, a bit of citrus zest and sweet-smelling jellied orchard fruits draped in a layer of faint funk. Honeyish, lightly bready maltiness beneath. Taste: Sweetish, honeyed bready barley turns to tropical fruits joined with pear and apricot (a bit Juicy Fruit-y) and a little handful of rock candy kernels soaked in brandy. As with the nose, there’s a soft, funky, leathery element. Not overtly oaky. Stays a bit sweetish and still rather fruity on the crispish finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation. A little stickiness felt. Overall: Pretty good. I never felt its ABV, and, while it is a bit on the sweet side, it maintains a free-moving crispness.


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