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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 101   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian-style IPA aged in red wine barrels.

Brewed with amarillo, summit & nugget hops, trappist ale & brettanomyces claussenii yeast.

Our Belgian-style Trippel and American Imperial IPA hybrid ale is inoculated with Brettanomyces to create Oculus Sauvage. Highly nuanced, the resinous hops characteristics are refined by barrel-drawn notes of vanilla and French oak tannins. Wild yeast imparts a barnyard funk with hints of apple orchard that linger in the finish.

Amarillo dry-hop & dual yeast fermentation.

Aged 12-24 months in red wine barrels.

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Dogbrick (14036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Hazy reddish-orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of red wine, funky yeast, oak and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of vinous oak, Belgian yeast, malt and a touch of earthy hops. The finish is funky brett and oaky red wine. Good beer all around.

3.8
kryon (3888) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours murky red with low pink head
Aromas tart and acidic of green apples, red berries, red wine, oak
Taste has tart notes of sour cherries, almond, citrusy fruits, strawberry, oak

3.8
ansalon (4167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2017
Pours milky burgundy with a low white head. Aromas of red apples, red grapes, some tropical fruit, red currant. Taste is very fruity and quite sour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and quite dry.

4
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Dark reddish beer with a pink head. Brett and currant aroma with grapefruit. Dark fruit and tart flavor with brett and light grapefruit. Medium bodied. Dark fruit and tartness lingers with brett and light grapefruit.

4
madchemist83 (272) - USA - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Brewed Nov 2013, bottled 7/7/15. 557 days from bottling. Crystal clear copper. With medium tan head that dissipates quick. Wine in the nose, and some yeast funk. Huge champagne, wine, oak and ripe yeast notes. Bitter and musty. Almost port like/champagne mix. Kinda strange. A bit too bitter with too much acid but maybe spoiled.

4.5
ALIBALI (2613) - Kiel, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2016
Wahnwitzig verbrettet und vielschichtig verkopft. Wunderbar honigfarbende Optik mit fein samtigen Schaum, der sich zuerst erregt aufbäumt und dann lange ein sanftes Rinnsal auf den Sud hinterlässt. Toll. Grüner Apfel, daraus resultierende Calvadosschärfe, hart WILD, kurz fusselig, dann fetter Hopfenfruchtcocktail, später wieder der Krachlederne!? Wow. Der tripeltypischen Schaumschlacht hat das Fass den garaus gemacht. Schlank, hopfenscharf, holzig süß, sour as hell und am Ende einfach nur ein Extrembier der herausfordernden Sorte. HOT. Aber auch etwas zu dominant BRETTO. 0,75/ca.20-25 Euro. Bottle. Vom DEMOLEN Onlinestore.

4
coachd (952) - Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Smells tart, funky and strongly of red wine barrel. Very dark red color with a tight long lasting ring of light pink foam. Not overwhelmingly sour, good use of Brett (also subdued) to calm it down a bit. The hops are still apparent, wine barrel in the taste as well, fruity with characteristics of currant and green apple. Drinks more like a sparkling wine than a beer. Great effervescent palate, refreshing and extremely drinkable. This might change my mind about sours . . .

4.1
Thisis12ptfont (1225) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Aromas of pronounced Belgian yeast, red wine, crisp golden malts, cracker malts, bright fruitiness, tartness, white vinegar, caramel and heavy carbonation. Pours a bright golden orange with a lively white head and lacing. Taste brings plenty of juicy, sour, tart fruits upfront. Mid palate offers a wide variety of barrel wood, light red wine, caramel, cracker malts, tangerine, bright orange, citrus, lemon spruce and crisp Belgian yeast. Finishes well carbonated, juicy and moderately bitter. Lots of Belgian yeast, Brett, tart cracker malts, juicy fruits, light red wine, moderate bitterness and barnyard funk dance about the palate. Overall, this is absolutely superb. The harmony between IPA, wine barrel and brett is just perfect. The status quo of the style. A+ rating.

2.7
cheap (6132) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2016
On tap industry public house. Purple slight haze color. Slight medicinal aroma. Oooooooo, this is strong. Yes, some tartness but this is out to get yer attention. Doesn’t hide the alky well. Quite impressive. Kick yah in the jah. Decent co2. Could use a few more manners. Too much personality.

3.8
DenverLogan (1274) - North Bend, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2016
From a corked bottle. Pours copper red with head and lace. Aroma of red wine, black raspberries, currant. Big carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of tart black current juice, grains, old red grapes, oak. Overall big, gold, unique, not for everyone but nonetheless refreshing and tasty.


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