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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer represents a new venture into the world of beer and mystical experience. Contemporary theories of sound therapy are incorporated into a process which aligns this Belgian-style golden ale to the specific frequency that is expressed in meditation circles by the mantra "OM.” While resting in French oak chardonnay barrels for six months, the barrels and their contents were vibrated using therapeutic tuning forks and Tibetan chanting bowls at a frequency of 136.10 Hz @ 432.10 Hz. Studies have shown that vibration affects the crystalline structure of liquids and that water has the ability to ’memorize’ frequency information and hold sound at nearly five times the magnitude of air. From Plato to Pythagoras to Kepler scholars have experimented with ways in which we define the sound of the universe and how it is relative to our own existence. Our process created an optimal environment, also, for the naturally residing microflora in the oak, bringing into the beer subtle expressions of Brettanomyces which complement the beer’s dry but malty palate with flavors and aromas of pineapple and peach fruit. OM expresses a truly harmonious balance of honeyed malt and hop, yeast and flora, and oak character, with a final stated goal of assisting humanity in its quest towards inner bliss, equanimity, and world harmony. Oh, and it’s delicious.

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3.5
ClarkVV (6862) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Draught at 3rd Annual Sour Fest, 3/26/16.
Dark copper-to-ripe peach-colored body shows minimal haze and a small, white head that fades quickly to a ring.
In the nose there’s a fair bit of oak and strong fruitiness (black cherry, peach, nectarine). Definitely can pick out the light butteriness from the chardonnay, while the brett shows off plentiful limeskin and other tart notes that work well balancing the sweet/sour buttery oak/acetic character. No alcohol or flaw.
Very strong fruity notes emerge initially, cherries, peaches, strawberries and there’s a good helping of tart brett that in turn succumbs to a moderately sweet amber-like maltiness with caramel wrapping itself about the buttery oak. A lot going on here, but it seems maybe a bit too jumbled and the heavy fruitiness, buttery oak and malt sweetness all seem to pull the beer in different directions. Texture is lightly slick/buttery/oaky with soft, but mostly tight carbonation. Certainly making it sound worse than it actually is and it’s still an interesting little beer, just outdone by a number of the other delicious beers on for this fest.

4.1
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2009
In short: A fruity, slightly acidic, moderately-wild (barnyard/bretty) and very hoppy beer. Complex and refreshing. Kick-ass.
How: Tap at Boston Extreme Beer Fest 2009
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Very fruity with pineapple, peach, grapefruit. A light-medium brett-like presence gives a subtle but very enjoyable wild character to the beer. Barnyard feeling. A lot of grassy fresh hops. Strong tartness with a medium acidity. No alcohol presence at all. Very complex. Highly refreshing. The whole thing feels like a fruity acidic Bière de Garde. Very nice. Named after a mantra, a ritualistic simple sound that one repeats over and over according to his/her own personality. Mine is burp.

3.7
thornecb (6058) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pour deep clear gold into a tulip. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Grape and oak aromas. Soft with sweet dry oak and chardonnay upfront turning to earth, tart brett and marshmallows in the lasting finish. Very close to a white wine flavor with a bit of funk and bitterness in the finish. Based on the reviews, it looks like this one benefited from some time in a bottle.

2.7
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2014
draft at brewery, couldnt finish it. it was a very sweet biere de garde with a tiny bit of brett. This is one of the best increasingly undrinkable per sip. Meh damn.

3.5
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Draft at EBF. Pours a light golen body with a a creamy head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, banana, and belgian yeast. Flavor is that with little etoh expression.

3.5
AdamChandler (5178) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Reddish orange. No head aroma is faint but I get a little plastic. Grapes, nuts, lemon? Fig and peaches. Fleeting finish with some caramel.

3.9
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Tap at Cambridge Brewing. Pours in a wine glass- hazy almost dull yellow/orange with a thinning head- dissipates to nothing. Aroma is very fruity and funky- tons of brett, pedio and lacto- fruity, tropical notes, pineapple, leather and light apple hints with barnyard light horse manure, and good clean white wine and woody tones. Flavor is earthy, fruity more pineapple, and funky white wine, spicy, earthy, light crackery malts, cobwebs, musty, leather, earth and funk with some spice. Mostly clean and not over the top funked out- just really well balanced at this point- I feel like this beer wasn’t even as close to the funk level it is now when I first had this over a year ago.

3.6
LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Extreme Beer Fest 2/15/08: A robust golden/blonde ale, more like a tripel. Taste of Belgian yeast, banana, wheat, apple, sweetness. Very light, you couldn’t tell this was a 9.4% abv. A good brew.

3.8
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy amber pour with a white head. Light citrus aromas. Moldy sour peach and nectarine notes with malty undercurrents. Tangy, but not overly tart. Interesting. This batch has an ABV of 7.8%. Average body and mouthfeel.

3.3
dnstone (3524) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Sweet and syrumpy nose...winey too! Golden and white head. The wine flavors are a bit too pronounced but nice. Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest ’09


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