RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
In Greek mythology, Aphrodite rises from the foam of the waves of the sea, enchanting all who see her, and inciting thoughts of love and lust where ever she goes. We could hardly say it more eloquently. Our Limited Edition Aphrodite Ale is ethereal, intriguing and mysterious as the Goddess Aphrodite must have been. Aphrodite has champagne-like carbonation, much as the foam of the waves of the sea. Plus enchanting flavors with whispers of raspberry and pear, and hints of funk and tartness created by the Brett yeast. The refreshing dryness comes from the unusual combination of Ommegang and Brett yeasts, and incites feelings of love and thirst, though we dont know about lust. Grains of paradise are infused into the nectar, and when poured Aphrodite is crowned with a luxuriously shimmering rose-pink head.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2011
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pours a funky brilliant pink/red (if you read carefully, youll see the mention of raspberry as an ingredient -- I had not read carefully before pouring so was a little surprised!) with a medium-thin pinkish off-white head. The aroma is fantastic -- some funky savory notes blended with the smell of a bakery: fresh raspberry-jelly filled croissants! There is a touch of bread-crust - an interesting graininess that subdues the fruit and sweetness. Very inviting. Flavor is funky and very dry -- drying acidity with touches of funky graininess, like touches of sesame sticks, and some fruit. Fruity dry semi-sweet towards the finish with earthy touches of leather and grass along with subtly bready malt and tart fruit. Dry white-wine-like finish. Mouthfeel is like champagne -- drying and acidic, very mild in body, lots of briskness and tingly carbonation. Overall, a very good beer -- very original, funky, unique, dry and drinkable like a fine wine. An intriguing offering (and a good deal compared to buying a bottle of wine, sparkling or not -- good way to win wine-drinkers over to fine beer).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a dark hazy golden with fluffy pinkish head. Aromas of raspberry, chocolate, and a touch of barrel funk. Flavors of raspberry,malts and finishes boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
750ml. bottle from Westmire beverage Albany N.Y. The aroma is sweet and fruity.The taste as above plus malt,sour notes and yeast.The fruits are of pears and strawberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2016
750 ml bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy ruby color with a small pinkish head. The aroma and flavor have tart raspberries over top of bready malts, some Brett funk, dry, easy to drink, some additional background fruity character, decent enough fruit beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Orange-amber with a heavy haze, a yellowish head with a slight pink twinge, creamy and moderate-fast rate of decay. Aroma is tart strawberry, hint of bubble gum, old grasses/hops, some mixed berry, a bit cloying and also cheesy tart lactic, old butter popcorn, hint of sewage... Bottled June 2011, Drink by Summer 2014 (so half a year after the drink-by date.) Body is medium-light somewhat syrup, touch of grittiness, moderate carbonation, moderate coarseness, pervasive, medium-light burn. Flavor is strawberry jam, light funky grass with a hint of old dry cheese and the slightest hint of rotting trash. Overall, a very interesting, complex combination of fruit and considerable, complex funk. Unfortunately, theres just a bit much of cloying yuck underneath. Its not wholly delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled on 6/10/11. Pours a murky brown with rose tint. Minimal off-white head. Ultra fruity nose apples, pears, plums, cherries, raisins, and some spice. Slightly sour taste which was relatively unexpected based on the smell. The tartness was reminiscent of cranberries or possibly raspberries. Some yeast and funkiness on the back end. Sharp mouthfeel. Overall, great surprise and a nice change of pace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Drank from a pint poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Kevin! Nice sweet aromas of flowers. Taste is sweet a bit tart with a dry finish. Decent beer not a great Ommegang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11660) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"pours apinkish ruby red w/pink foam. lively carbonation, but the feel mellows as it sits. the raspberry somes out as it warms too. aroma is sharp raspberry with a touch o funk. flvor musty raspberry, slightly sweet, very tart. the brett is a background player, but there. dry finish. very good beer, it would be interesting to see how this develops over time. quite drinkable...1st 750 ive had to myself in quite a while."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3381) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of raspberries, cherry, brett, earth, yeast and funk. Flavor was sweet and fruity with raspberries, brett, funk, yeast, cherry and had a bit of acidity. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours deep pink with a white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Aggressive carbonation. Sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Topped by a fine, rosy salmon-colored head thats extremely dense, its really interesting in appearance. Underneath that rose-colored head is a solid ruby-colored body that resembles some sort of exotic juice. It smells almost like a cider, fruity and champagne-like. Its very fruity. Its very fruity in the mouth as well, with bold raspberry dominating the flavor as well as aroma. After further intake of the beer its apparent that the pear content is giving the beer its cider-like qualities. The strong fruity, alcoholic flavor reminds me of a light-bodied fruity cough syrup or strong lambic. It definitely lives up to its name. This is probably the most chicky beer Ive ever tasted. Its very smooth, light bodied, refreshing, and entertaining on the palate. Lots of fun delicious flavors dance on the tongue. The more you drink the less it tastes like cough syrup. Overall, its a very nice beer. Its definitely not something most people are used to drinking, and its a little too fruity to drink in large quantities. This beer should be set aside for special, fruity occasions. Very well done!

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