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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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3.7
Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
Tart, bretty, strong, all kinds of barrel coming through, burly, delicious, and again that brett blows through right at the finish.

3.6
tapefuzz (813) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2017
On tap at brewery. Pours gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is oak, apple, some yeast, and light funk. Taste is tart apple, spice, oak, vanilla, and some raisin. Dry. Light-medium body. Spritzy, medium carbonation. Slick-ish.

3
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle at WTF 4. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that lasts. The aroma is funk, yeast, grape, oak. Medium body, yeast, pure sugar, funk, dry finish, good.

3.6
BroSpud (2239) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bomber. Pours a reddish golden with a fair amount of carbonation. Tart like cider with similar flavor notes but much tastier in my opinion. Great story on the brewing process. Pretty decent sour which seemed to get better as we drank more.

3.7
thornecb (6055) - 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.

3.3
mcox90 (2131) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Sampled at Mass Brewers Fest. Poured a clear amber/gold with a thin white head. Sour fruit and yeast aroma. Light honey sweetness quickly wiped out by more sour fruit. More tart than sour. Some oak notes. Light bodied and effervescent.

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.

3.5
AdamChandler (5177) - 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.

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.


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