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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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A blend of 3 french oak wine barrels filled with a Belgian style sour red ale. Aged for 18 months with our house brettanomyces strain and local raspberries.

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4.4
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Thanks Kevin for sharing this! A- Body is a minimally translucent dirty golden hue with a dynamic cloudiness. Pours with a one finger foamy white head that eventually fades to 1/2 finger. Plenty of lacing is left down the glass. N- Nose is soft and balanced. Notes of oak, vanilla, a slight tartness, a hint of vinegar, and some lemon. T-Taste is very gueze-like. Soft oak, vanilla, vinegar, and a light tartness. The finish is slightly more tart than the initial flavor with lemon and acidic sourness coming through a bit more. Finish is dry and slightly salty. P-Medium to high tingly carbonation. Body is medium weight, smooth, and dry. O- This is a very good sour. Its not as complex as the vagabond and is pretty typical for a gueze. ABV is very well hidden here as well. Great overall. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-21-2010 00:55:26

3.8
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
375ml bottle from a great trader. Tasted alongside Vagabond and Victor Francenstein. This one pours very similar to the Vagabond with a tea-like murky amber and very little head with no lacing to speak of. The aroma is a mix of slightly tart raspberries, oak and sweet dark fruits. It’s got hints of the Brett funk but they’re subtle and the sugary sweetness of the fruits and the dry oak are the more dominant aromas. The taste is more tart than the aroma and definitely more sour than the Vagaond. Tart fruits up front with raspberries evident. Sugary malts linger in the background with the oak and brett taking over in the finish. A little funky but not overly so. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and dry and vinous. This is a similar beer to Vagabond to me but probably a notch better as the tartness of the raspberries and funk from the brett are more evident.

4
50belair (3617) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Diego was out of control and broke out another Allagash small batch ale at the LCBS 10. Nicely carbonated the pour was amber in color. The nose was tart fruits. The flavors were ripe tart fruits, citrus, and brett...

3.9
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Pours a hazy orange color with amber highlights, nose is strong of red fruits, quite tart on the nostrils, taste is just what I hoped, fruity, funky, tart, and tannic. The barrel character is just right and is the perfect balance to the tart and fruit flavors. The funk is kind of the glue that holds the flavor profile together playing well with the fruity sourness and the earthy tannins. Tasted next to a bottle of vagabond and this one really impressed.

3.8
nickd717 (4645) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 500ml bottle thanks to pantanap. Whoa! Cork would have killed Nanoslug if the cage hadn’t stopped it. Damn, that was a close call. Pours a brilliant reddish-amber color with a small off-white head leaving nice foam on top. Nice aroma, fairly woody and leathery, with raspberry. A little buttery. The flavor has raspberry, caramel, oak, butter, and a slight herbal note. Tasty but not as amazing as the hype would suggest. Smooth on the mouthfeel with medium body and soft carbonation. Average acidity. A pretty good American wild ale, but not that amazing.

4.3
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
375 ml. bottle. wow! very complex. hazey orange color with a decent to light head. smells of tart fruits. A lot of different tastes in this beer. Very good and sour.

3.9
fonefan (48737) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2010

Bottle 375ml.

Unclear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berries, sour berries, raspberry, tart, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic long duration,sour and dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100624]

3.6
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
375mL bottle, courtesy of wickedpete, late into the evening at Shenandoah Throwdown. Thanks so much for saving this for me, Pete! Pours a slightly hazy, orange-amber color; fine-bubbled, creamy white head with attractive lacing. Mild amounts of citrusy tartness, red fruits, and some light doughy notes in the aroma; nothing rough, nothing medicinal, and nicely dry. Medium body; medium-high carbonation; mild tannins, but non-astringent; modest amounts of citrusy tartness, pitty red fruits, and a lively acidity; the tannins add a quiet grittiness to the palate, but this overall is very drinkable and tasty; nicely dry core; some grape notes apparent as well. Medium finish: grapes, lightly tannic red fruits, and lightly tart citrus.

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Ungstrup (37309) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2010
Entered to celebrate my rating number 17,200. Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, malt, wood, and oranges. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of citrus fruits, brettanomyces, wood, fruits, malt, and caramel. Nice one. Thanks yespr for sharing.

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Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle at Yespr - Thanks. Cloudy amber/brown - white head. Lacto, sourness, sweetness, wheaty, fruity, acid tartness, sharpness, woode, oakey, roasted notes, red berries, vanilla, bretty, tartness. Nice.


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