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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This NW style sour ale is a strong blond ale aged in chardonnay barrels for up to 12 months, then aged with dried white figs and lemon peel or up to 12 more months. Aromas of sweet figs, golden raisins, and citrus zest are the first to be noticed. Hints of white wine grapes, lemon peel, and sweet figs roll across the palate, leading to a crisp lemon tartness in the finish that leaves a lingering sweetness on the tongue.

2013 project = 10.7% abv

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19176) - London, Greater London, - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruces, London. Thanks to Bruce for this Pacific NW rarity. Pours Lilly hazy gold with a slight, white foam head. Some tangy citrus in the nose, hints of herbs, light funk. Light to medium sweet flavor, some funk, apricots, orange and tangerine, moderate tang. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Decent sweetness to finish, further citrus, apricot, some peach, pleasant sourness. Very fresh and refreshing. Wonderful.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (1496) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2016
mbar limpio, espuma blanca. Aromas de fruta blanca, uva, ctrico, azcar. Cuerpo medio, acidez de fruta blanca intenso, casi ctrico y largo que se une a un final seco. Muy jugosa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4422) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2016
Tasted at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Oak, varnish, fruits, sour. Lovely brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Renobob (1821) - Besanon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bue la pression au Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Javais dautres choses faire que de prendre des notes ;)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2702) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 11, 2016
Draft at Borefts De Molen Beer Festival 2016 Bodegraven, The Netherlands. 23.09.2016. Pour it clear golden color with medium white head. Aroma figs, some strawberry, tart. Taste sweet, pinch of white wine feel, fizzy carbonation, tart sourness, really long after taste of sourness as well, some leaves and pinch of lemon, interesting, medium body, slick feel, long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9153) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
[email protected] 2016, Bodegraven - pours golden orange with white head. Fruity aroma and taste, some citric lemon hit, medium acidic and sourness, white wine grapes, vinegar, fruity finish.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (8412) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2016
23/IX/16 - on tap @ Borefts Bier Festival - BB: n/a (2016-1034) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing todays beers!

Clear orange beer, creamy solid off-white head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: funky, sourish, urine, pretty dirty smell. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish, nice fruity start, but then a very dirty nasty flavour, infected, sourish, vinegar, earthy, unpleasant bitterness. I dont like this one at all... :(

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
big solid sour. we heard of this before, a blonde white barrel aged. often imitated. very sour.orange.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Draught at Borefts Beer Festival 2016. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, barnyard and red wine. Fruity and light acidic flavour of red wine and barnyard. Tart finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (11251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle at craigs. Pours deep orange, nose is lemon, oak, light funk, caramel, grape, taste is tart, zesty lemon, sweet toffee, fruity, oak.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allmyvinyl (9664) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head, attractive tight bubbles. Aromas of fig, lemon, sour, acetone, sharp cheese rind. Taste is more citrus, lemon peel, fruity sour, peach, fig. Grapefruit, tangerine, apricot. Apple snow and gooseberry. Punchy. Long sour fruity finish.


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