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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer sat quietly, aging in our barrel room for over a year before we decided it was time - time to blend in some beautiful ripe red grapes, Brettanomyces, freshly emptied wine barrels and time, this beer is infinitely complex and a challenge to the perception of what beer can be. This beer is re-fermented in the bottle and will age for years to come. Straight from the Captains cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (2417) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2016
Tap. Foamy light tan head, ruby murky brown. Sour dark cherries, oak, light toffee, some mineral, and dark sweet grapes in the aroma and a soft balsamic sourness. Flavor is sour but really well balanced, oaky and a touch dry, sour dark cherries again and a bit vinous. Lighter body with tight carbonation. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle shared at the July 2016 MDBG tasting, 7/11/16. Batch 22. Hazy rust, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of oak, caramel, funk, cherries, vanilla. The taste is caramel, vanilla, funk, brett, oak. Medium bodied, well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9523) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375 ml bottle. Batch No 2015.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma is moderately sour with ripe fruits and dark berries, some yeast and wood. Flavor is dry and woody, some malts, dark berries, sour apricot and yeast. A bit mellow with my high expectations, decent anyway.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (5908) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle 0.375l at Laitis, Helsinki. Thanks to Jow! Batch #2015. Colour is reddish light brown with very small white head. Aromas and flavors: Berries, some tartness, some sourness and dryness. Very nice juicy berries but needs maybe little bit of sourness and tartness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8135) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
37,5 cl bottle @ home.
Aroma has tart berry juice and some currants. Flavour is tart with sour berry juice and milky tones. Also wood, mild balsamico tones and red wine. Perky and aggressive but not my thing exactly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6625) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375ml bottle, 2015 vintage. Pours deep reddish with a tiny white head. Aroma of sour berries, wood, oak, bretta, vinous notes and tartness. Taste is tartish, oaky and woody with some bretta, sourish vinous berries, toffee and grapes. Finish is smooth, slightly tart and sourish with hints of oak, wood, berries and vinous notes. Not very intense, but quite balanced vinous sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7740) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber brown colour without a head. Aroma of strong green apples, vinegar, some chocolate and wood. Flavour of strong vinegar notes, green apples, red berries, a bit of toasted malts and graininess. Some wood. Medium bodied. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2853) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 Draft at Monks. Very hazy copper pour. No head. Full-flavored sour with tons of rich complex dark red grape tannins. Plums and prunes. Chestnuts. Raspberries. Blueberries. Acai berries. Bing cherries. Wild strawberry caramel in the middle but a very dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (11310) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy copper brown with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong oak, funk, brett, grape. Thin mouth, funky, grape, oak tannin, light tartness, very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5648) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2016
For Cinco de Mayo! Batch No 2015, corked and caged, 12.7 fl oz, no idea about alcohol level. Unavoidably extreme and terrible gusher, probably lost about a quarter to the floor, resulting hazy chestnut beer in the glass incredibly carbonated, agitated like a shaken nest of hornets long after the brief tan head fizzed itself out. Nose potent Brett, grape with huge cherry and raisin, sharp acidity, very heavy wood, some mild lactone but more woodsy and decaying leaves overall. Bracing acidity puckers right off the bat and it has that element that amplifies the bitterness to medium-strong; its not an IPA-like bitterness, cleaner and closer to scratchy tannins than hop derivatives. Tremendous fruitiness married perfectly to the sourness, a really fresh, bright edge on top. Little bit of lemon/citrus along with the balanced but deep and complex brown malt. Nice mix of lactic and acetic, the latter reserved enough that I cant readily use my favorite balsamic deScriptor; medium body with a milky and lightly burning finish. Still no idea about alcohol. I really like the grape variety they used, neither jammy nor foxy, but elegant and warm; the tannins and wood lend tremendous structure to what would otherwise be an over-aggressive loudmouth (though Im sure someones calling this a "wood bomb"). World class, right here. [2016.05.05: 4.3]


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