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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (2144) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bottle/Fest. A- Apricot puree, subtle funk. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Apricots, medium sourness, subtle funk. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish. O- This is straight to the point and I love it. Lots of apricot throughout and only a very mild touch of funk and just enough sourness. Really a delicious beer that I would love to have around during the dog days of summer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2926) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2017
On tap at Tapology in Corpus Christi. Hazy amber orangish with a small off-white head. Aroma of apricot, hay, and cream. Tastes fruity and nice and tart. Medium bodied and slick.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2417) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2017
22oz bottle from Beer Run. Musty aromas, apricot, cheesy, light lemon. Hazy orange with a fully fading white head. Dry, tart, sour, fruity apricot. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
onceblind (9188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Hazy tangerine gold with no head, with a bright sour pop of an aroma featuring tart apricots and lemon candy. Big acidic sour flavor thats apricot-ish and hugely lactic with a lingering sour tone that mellows to a gently fruity finish, but it still gives me heartburn within 3 ounces.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2017
22oz bottle acquired from Binnys Naperville (Naperville, IL). Hey, a new one in this series. Pours a hazy orange amber hue. Lovely bubbles. Frothy ringer white head. Mellow small lager. Aromas tart, apricot, lactic, fuzzy. Initial lighter bodied but still a touch of girth. Potent acidity grows. Mellow oak, fuzzy, a bit bigger on the sourness front. Fuzzy, fruity, a bit brash and heavy handed on sourness at times. Prefer the Raspberry version from this lineup. This one ends up a bit aggressive at times, doable at others.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (920) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BVery (10218) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle shared by Tom - thanks! This is dynamite. Big sour citrus, lactic, juicy, some wood. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle. Hazy golden pour with white bubbles. Tart apricot, stone fruit, wine and funky aromas. Flavors are pretty tart and sour, apricot, fruit, oak and wine tones.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mep3222 (1498) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 25, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (6107) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2017
Bottle thanks to Ryan. Pours a hazy orange with small off white head. The aroma is stone fruit, oak, earth. Thin body, apricot, citrus candy, oak, light acidity, very good.


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