RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Get a Belgian Brewmaster and a master of Belgian brewing together and theres sure to be spontaneous imagination that leads to micro-organisms mingling in fermentation.

Allagash and New Belgium are pleased to offer you our collabeeration brewed with the slightly fruity hibiscus flower, the aromatic Brettanomyces, and the flavor-boosting Lactobacillus.

We recommend pairing it with creamy, soft cheeses and charming Vrienden- that’s ‘friends’ in Flemish.

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mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split amongst several of us, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of candied sugar, Belgian yeast and some floral notes. Flavour is a little more unusual, with strange spices, like the hibiscus and endives as indicated on the description, with candied sugar and sour metallic notes. Significant barnyard funk in there as well, but it’s distorted by all the strange spices and sourness. Not to my taste.

Oakes (17699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2011
Amber, slightly hazy. Slightly floral, maybe pumpkiny and some other earthy notes. Tart, somewhat floral, maybe a light yeast note. Good balance. Rustic concept, the execution a little slicker than rustic, for better and possibly for worse as well.

chrisv10 (17474) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle. Unclear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, brett, fruit and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, tart, fruit, little citrus, brett, little dry and a little caramel.

jtclockwork (16603) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear orange apricot. White head. Nose of medicine, flowers and yeast. Taste of endive, edible flowers, lightly somewhat almost tart lemongrass and yeast. Alcohol is noticeable.

brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is a clear amber color with a thin off-white head. S: The nose is really cidery. Lots of apples, some white grapes, flowers, and some metal. There are perhaps some sour cherry notes as the beer warms up. T: Gah, intensely metallic with apples, light cherries, and some definite cough syrup (which becomes more pronounced as the beer warms up). Maybe some banana flavors in there too, and a mild malty sweetness. M: The body is light to medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: What a let down. I’ve enjoyed most of the New Belgium beers I’ve had, but this was not something I cared for at all. I’m glad I just got a small pour rather than splurging on a bottle.

bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bomber from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours clear orange copper with a large foamy beige head. Light fruit and floral aromas with just a touch of barnyard. Flavor is quite floral, and there is the barest hint of sour - but definitely some light barnyard. Pretty dry. Certainly an interest product. Arguably one of the better recent Lips brews.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Fruity, bretty, nutty notes, flowery, light wheaty, mild cammomile, bitterness. light light lacto, caramel notes.

Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of barnyard funk, straw and sour citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry moderatly tart finish. Flavors of straw, barnyard funk and citrus with a crisp dry tart lingering citrus finish.

djd07 (14655) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2010
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy white head with sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is fruit with cherry and cereal. Thin mouthfeel with a sour fruit and citrus. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol very well. Could not get enough of this beer had it three times that night. Really enjoyed this sour ale from New Belgium.

Tmoney99 (14501) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

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