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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Botanicals & Barrels Series. Barrel Aged Sour.
Bushels of juicy apricots and bright bursts of barrel-aged tartness are seamlessly infused to cultivate this deliciously distinctive and succulent sour ale.

Descriptors: Citrusy, Tart, Lactic Acidity
Malt Varieties: Honey Malts, Aromatic, 2-Row
Yeast Varieties: Westmalle Belgian Ale
Hop Varieties: Bravo

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4.5
Mep3222 (1708) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 25, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2017 Very nice deep juicy apricot aroma and flavor. Taste adds in a great lactic sour that balances the apricot very well. Sour 4 or 5 of 10 and all lactic. Really juicy, complex, balanced and great.

4.3
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! This is dynamite. Big sour citrus, lactic, juicy, some wood. Wow.

4.2
thomashall (1249) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bomber shared. Orange golden pour. Huge apricot oak barrel aroma. Taste is off the charts, very tart apricot but not acidic. This is crazy good.

4.2
svandyke (259) - USA - AUG 10, 2017
10oz pour- nice hazy dark gold. That rubbery sour smell with small citrusy ending. Lots of sour explodes with that tart citrusy apricot. Great taste not nice nose...

4.1
ajnepple (7337) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2017
22 oz bottle shared, purchased at Mile High Wine & Spirits. Hazy yellow to orange appearance with a white head. Aroma of sour funk, stone fruits, light barnyard, light vanilla and a hint of toasted oak. Similar flavor, fruity and sour with a tart, puckering mouth feel. Nicely done.

4.1
superspak (6200) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2017
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/26/2017. Pours very hazy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger foamy off white head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin ring of lace pretty quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart/tangy apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, and bread; with light musty/leathery funk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/tangy apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, and bread; with light musty/leathery funk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour apricots, peach, lemon, lime, green apple, white grape, plum, cherry, hay, straw, pepper, toasted oak, wheat, bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance. Minimal puckering after the finish, with no sour/tannic astringency. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic/grainy, and slightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is an awesome fruited sour ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, apricots, oak barrel, and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing to drink; thanks to the mellow/balanced acidity/sourness. Very impressive and well rounded wild/sour complexity, with nice oak presence; and great malt balance. A really enjoyable offering.

4.1
Travlr (26405) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2017
Draft at Brawleys. Cloudy golden color. Nice aryof apricot and black pepper. Taste is softly sour apicot with great mouthfeel and decent complexity. Very nice.

4.1
jgb9348 (6579) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2017
Ridiculously hazy peach and apricot coloured body with a nice thin, single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of sour citrus, light earth, a dose of honey sweetness and some light grass and hay. Medium-bodied; Very nice sour fruity flavours at first that shows definite apricot, but pears and berries as well with a light note of yeast and funk, which makes this even more soured. Aftertaste shows the fruity qualities the strongest, but some nice herbal and light grassy notes mellow out the acidity, but the fruit is by far the strongest, with apricots and a robust sour profile that is very pleasant. Overall, a well-crafted sour that hits all the right notes, has the and complexity that are sometimes hard to find, but well worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this sixteen ounce pint on draught at Whole Foods in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 21-April-2017 for US$6,00 at the end of my driveway.

4.1
dwyerpg (6493) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Just had a small sample at the Yard House. Wasn’t in the sour mood but this was still quite nice. A good sour with defined apricot. Definitely worthy of greater exploration when in the sour mood.


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