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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Being a lager house we decided to put our own spin on a classic Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale. On top of that, the mash was soured with a little help from our friend lactobacillus. From there 6 lbs of freeze dried tart cherries were added to the whirlpool at the end of the boil. The yeast is a blend of 80% German Lager yeast and 20% Trappist yeast. The initial flavor is undoubtedly tart but finishes quite smooth and nutty. The color is dark red, and the aroma is sweet with hints of oatmeal. The head is tan and laces beautifully. After fermentation was done to our regular Lactovision (the description below), we aged a portion with oak and ‘dry hopped’ it with 1 lb per barrel of the tart cherries used in the whirlpool. Oak Aged Lactovision is a rare tart treat. Please enjoy this offering as it will not be around long.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (7130) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
On tap at FoBAB 2013 (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep brownish hue, gentle copper orange edges on the edges and bottom. Nice darker middle, frothy tannish head atop stays and laces ok. Aromas are cocoa and carmelized, firm toasty element, nice oak and mellow tartness. Initial is more tart, lactic and lemony is decent, touches of straw, cherry, mellow toast. A bit warm and oaky as we hit the middle. Mellow brettt, a bit underdeveloped, the tartness and sour element, a bit dry and tannic picks up some life. Odd.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Tap at fobab. Old musty dough. Somewhat vinous. Big old dough with a earthy plum twang. Earthy. Muddled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3786) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
Parkville Fest 2013. Pours brown with red tints. Aroma is vegetal, earthy, leafy malts. Flavor is light cherry fruitiness with the faintest vinegar. Its sour but barely. More of an earthy beer with sour touches.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6248) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Sampled at UCBC Wolpertinger 2013 - Pour mahogany with a beige head. The aroma has cherry, vanilla, oak, dark malt, caramel and licorice. It has a medium / full slick body with a light amount of carbonation. The taste is woody and grainy with vanilla, toasted malt, light cherry and sourness. The finish is sour with lemon, oaky vanilla and dark cherries. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) light brown. Tart aroma. Flavor is oak, dark cherry, sour malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7127) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Sample at the Urban Chestnut Wolpertinger. I had the regular Lactovision last weekend at the brewpub. This beer had oak and that was definitely tasted. It added richness and smoothness that only oak can. It made a really good beer even better. All of the cherry and sourness, etc. with oak is a real winner.

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