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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Brewed with wild yeast and bacteria. Fermented and aged 4 years ins a single oak foudre.

FV 13 marks our first venture into the world of foudre beers. Foudres are giant oak tanks used for aging (this one holds 2700 gallons.) FV 13 is a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, a base beer with lots of malt character, and about four years of patience. The finished beer is copper in color, with an aroma of cherries and caramel. The flavor is a blend of sweet and tart, with notes of fruit and caramelized sugar. The full mouthfeel gives way to a tart, mouth drying finish.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Tap at Maxs in Baltimore. My Favorite of the 6 beer flight I sampled. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Aroma was slightly woody, grainy, a bit of crackers all underlying a solid sharp acetic twinge and a great funky sour note. Flavor is a little less nuanced, with the sour twang taking over, but there is a definite underlying hoppiness and graininess that brings this up to another level. Not one note, but you do have to hunt around for the various notes a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1351) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2017
2012 375ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper orange color and topped by a small off white head of foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of soured dark fruits, a decent amount of funk, lactic sourness, old oaky tannins, musty, earthy notes, and some caramel malts sweetness to balance things out. The flavor follows with the dark fruits of cherries and apples emerging up front followed by the earthy, musty yeast, some lactic sourness that is funky and slightly acetic followed by old oak, and some soft caramel malts to add a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a lengthy dark fruit and funky lactic sour finish. Well balanced sour with the old, funky oak and dark fruit balancing out the lactic sourness. This has developed nicely over the years and mellowed out from when I had a fresh bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (2054) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2017
375ml bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Nice sour funk aroma wafts from the glass. Nice sour/funk balance to taste. Some stone fruit come through. Aftertaste is a little odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (25103) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody aroma. Fruity malty woody sour funky citrus flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (912) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle: pours golden amber with a white head, funky and tart aroma, taste is very tart but still manages to not be overwhelming, finishes a little fruity and a touch dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2449) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle, thanks John! ours golden wth no head or lacing. Nose is tart cherries, some vinegar. Flavours of sour cherries, vinegar, some caramel. Taste medium/big tart, light sweet. Medium acidic body low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6148) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Shared bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and wood. Taste is cherries, berries, funk, and oak. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (2361) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Aromas of lime, tangerine, floral, subtle oak, earthy, herbaceous. Cloudy light orange with a mostly lasting white head. Sour, tangy, lime, tangerine rind, some barnyard funk. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (368) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very hazy dark orange with a white head. Aromas of yeast, light berries, caramel malt. Taste opens up once it has warmed up a bit; a light to moderate sweetness becomes more prominent. Light to moderately tart. Drying finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4511) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 17, 2016
375ml bottle, maltage 2012. Hazy amber color with a small effervescent head. The aroma has lots of caramel, sugar plum, cherries, and funk. The flavor has a hint of sweetness that yields too funky tartness. Cidery, with some sherry. Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3921) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2016 Brown bottle, 375 ml, bottled on 11/8/2012, savoured on October 4 2016; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, minuscule half-ring of beige head, slight lacing; nose: acidity, malt, fruity, cherry, caramel, slight musk, slight balsamic vinegar, slight fig; mouth: acidity, malt, fruity, light sourness, cherry, caramel, light musk, light balsamic vinegar, slight fig, finale in malt with presence of cherry, medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly sweet, vinous and palateful texture; overall: fine FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 375 ml, embouteille le 11/8/2012, change avec Adam Conway, savoure le 4 octobre 2016; il : cuivre, limpide, pas deffervescence, minuscule demi-anneau de mousse beige, trs lgre dentelle; nez : acidit, malt, fruit, cerise, caramel, trs lger musc, trs lger vinaigre balsamique, trs lger figue; bouche : acidit, malt, fruit, lgre aigreur, cerise, caramel, lger musc, lger vinaigre balsamique, trs lger figue, finale en malt avec prsence de cerise, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, lgrement sucre, texture vineuse et moelleuse; en rsum : bien

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