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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the tradition of the Lambics of Belgium but using a blend of Ale Yeast, Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Acetobacter. These microorganisms came from our culture collection as well as many collected by Dan around the wilds of Wisconsin! Fermented and aged in Oak. This beer spent the summer of 2009 aging outdoors in used oak barrels. Then bottle fermented. This is a funky and very sour beer not for the faint of heart. If you are unfamiliar with sour or Brettanomyces beers you may want to pass this one up!

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4.1
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2011
a bottle thanks to a favorite trader. levifunk. clear and golden pour with white head. sparkling body. big cheese and funk in the aroma. lots of mold and must, with heavy citrus, tannic oakiness..just awesome..big cheese in the flavor with the added funk, wild yeast, HCL, spice and herbs..a world class gueze

3.4
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle courtesy of deyholla. He deserves lots of props for trading these to me. Derek is a really cool guy. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head that doesn’t stick around. Mildy tart aroma with big apple notes. The taste is tart, much like apples again, some citrus and a faint mustiness. Medium bodied.

3.5
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle (marked as bottled 8.6.10) thanks to LtDan. Pours with a huge white head and a clear (until the last pour) orange body. Aroma is floral and vinous, spicy wine notes, currants, alcohol, cedar and wood. Flavor has a strong lactic sourness. Acidic, with apple cider and oak. Tons of lacto. Lively bubbles, dry and acidic but also EXTREMELY thin. Reminds me a lot of an oak and lacto cider I made; sour and refreshing but with no body.

3.5
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Appearance: Pours a vibrant orange with a thin white ring.

Aroma: Lemon, apple cider vinegar, tangerine, light wood.

Taste: Apple cider vinegar, lemon.

Mouthfeel: Thin, sparkly.

Overall: Interesting, not very complex.

3.9
nimbleprop (8750) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
50cl bottle pours a clear, burnt gold with a cloudy white head. Nice, peppery nose, floral, honey, fresh wood, sawdust. Flavor is tart, sweet, lemon, lime, sawdust, wood shavings. Medium bodied, dry finish. I’d never had a beer that had the flavor of fresh wood. We’re talking the floor of a carpenters shop.

4
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours a hazy golden with a medium off white head. Aroma was oaky, some sourness coming through, very floral. Oak is very strong. Vanilla. Flavor was sourt and tart, oak, nice and dry, Great dry mouthfeel with a mix of oak and tartness.

3.6
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
500mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Big thanks for this rare treat! And a big ___ you to all the drones, zombies, mules, and grunts that hoarded this beer at release time like a bunch of automaton pricks.

Pours a clear yellow with a thinning, white head. Okay retention. Aroma is light sushi vinegar, light funk, tropical fruits, fresh lemon, oak, and citrus like what you find in young chardonnay still in the barrel. Taste is hot acetic sour, white sushi vinegar, spicy sour heat. Palate is spritzy, light.

Good thing I didn’t trade a Dark Lord vertical for this stuff.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
50cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon/funk, wood. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some wood, light funk. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.7
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Nose is dominated with raw, vanilla-oak, along with some cotton candy sweetness and just a touch of acid underneath. Taste is moderately sour, moderately sweet, lots of raw, chewy oak. The funk is light, some mustiness, some honey. The beer is a bit white wine/vinous. This was definitely fermented with some oak cubes. It’s strange and it doesn’t resemble a gueuze, but it’s enjoyable.

3.8
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of lots of oaky woodiness, vanilla, and lighter funk. Tastes of wood, some funk, and vanilla. Light to medium pucker finish.


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