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93
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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on tap
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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 (20130) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1764) - Rīga, LATVIA - MAR 25, 2017
Mostly citrus cocktail with white grapes, light floral aspect, nice oak impact, bit earthy. Feels fresh and juicy. Light sweetness with moderate to intense tartness, but never gets too boring. Superb.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jashiu (832) - Gdask, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Light vinegar, some even lighter lacquer. Sour and very tasty. Time beings out the best of it. It needs breathing

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (5215) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2014 vintage bottling, 9.1%. Pours slightly hazy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, green apple, fig, golden raisin, peach, apricot, white grape, tannic white wine, hay, straw, musty funk, oak, honey, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leather, pepper, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fig/lemon peel, wine barrel, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, orange, green apple, fig, golden raisin, peach, apricot, white grape, tannic white wine, hay, straw, musty funk, oak, honey, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leather, vanilla, pepper, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, orange, green apple, fig, golden raisin, peach, apricot, white grape, tannic white wine, hay, straw, musty funk, oak, honey, wheat, cracker, light leather/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fig/lemon peel, wine barrel, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/sour/tartness balance. No lingering sour astringency and minimally puckering. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness, increasing through the glass. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately acidic/creamy/grainy, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.1%. Overall this is an incredible fruited sour ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fig/lemon peel, wine barrel, and moderate malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the big ABV, thanks to the modest lactic acidity. Amazingly complex and well balanced, with great wine barrel presence; without being overly tannic or drying. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gebels (59) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
In aroma vinegar, figs and grape, in taste similar figs and a bit of lacquer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (961) - POLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Aroma: white grapes, figs, bitter lemon zest, oak, earthy Taste: heavy sour, white grapes, figs, bitter lemon zest, oak, earthy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumore (322) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 12, 2017
From 75cl bottle at Grand Cru, Rimini, Italy. Pours golden, crisp, with low foam. Aroma is highly tannic, recalling white wine with strong sourness, and white pulp fruits. Body is medium-dense, with birth astringency and some stickiness. Taste is markedly sour, an tannic. Finish is relatively long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2794) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 8, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Figaro (2014) by Cascade Brewing Company (USA) at BrewDog Warszawa Rozne jasne owoce, agrest, winogrona, cytrusy nawet, troche ich toitoia, troche kiszonki inoctu, troche drewna. Zlozone, ciekawe, ryli niezle

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomekboniek (658) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 7, 2017
Butelka w brewdog. Duzo owocow, ( winogrona, cytryny) nut winnych, bevzki po winie. Wyaycenie średnie, posmaki lekko zalegajace. Wytrawne w cholere:)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (2155) - Poznan, POLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle, 2014 vintage. In the nose, except wild notes like horse blanket theres a strange fruity note, which probably comes from figs. In the mouth its more tart, more agressive. Lot of sour, tart flavours. Drinkable, very pleasant beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4577) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draft at the Barrel House. Bright, clear golden body, substantial foamy head. Big, tart aroma follows through to taste, puckering. And dry, bone dry, drink some water soon dry. A it musty, tart and sweet, lots going on here.Worth seeking out.


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