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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Sour mash Belgian dark ale brewed with black currants. Brewed in collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company, Chicago, IL.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2014
On tap at Capones. Poured a brown color with a smaller sized head. Currants, berries, some fruitiness, and some toastiness. Very light tart finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
750 ml bottle
Rating 2,700
This has been sitting in the cellar for a while. A good beer for a rating milestone did not let down the expectations put forth by the Half Acre and Perennial brands. A true world class fruit beer is just as good as anything that new Glarus puts out and a benchmark for anyone to aspire to.

Aroma / Appearance - A rich purplish base is like alcoholic prune juice complete with an ivory head. Plus, raisins, sweet chocolate, and malt all cling in the air like a fog. A heavy alcoholic texture lets you know that it means business.

Flavor / Palate - Raisins, plums, and dark chocolate carry the malt bill to center stage. Driven by grapes this is almost like a boozy version of Fanta grape soda. I dont know if I could drink a whole bottle in one sitting although I would definitely love to take up the challenge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (3096) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
on tap Pours a ruby tinged brown with a thin white head. Fruity, dark plum and prune notes, toffee and some touches of dark sticky caramel and old milk. Medium bodied, sweet and oxidized. Malty and full of plums and prunes. M alty, sweet, roast and a touch more prune on the finish. Sweet on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lukaduke (3194) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a deep burnt umber color with hints of ruby purple on the edges and a finger of eggshell foam. The nose is rustic dark grain, tar and a trace of candi sugar and vinous fruit. The palate follows the nose but is muted by a thick heavy fusel asphalt like note that is hard to get past. There is some positive things happening but overall its just alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a purplish hues with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong rich dark currant note with a hint of tartness and underlying sweet dark grains. Flavor is similar with strong currant up front that mellows in to a light dark grain finish with a bit of tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2013
draft at Barcade, Brooklyn. brownish pour, lots of dubbel notes, sour with berry ripeness. strange combo but it worked for me, sour berry dubbel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13488) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft at Capital Ale House in Harrisonburg. Pours a dark brown with a red tint. Medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong currant, earth, grapes, mild spice. The taste is tart fruits, chocolate, earth. Medium bodied, slight lingering tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (8096) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Draft at pony bar HK with Linh. Pours a deep murky brown with off white lacing. Aroma is faint sour and a touch of earth. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of burnt roast, cherry, light sourness and some burnt rubber/plastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
bottled. pours dark brown with a moderate tight head. aromas of alcohol esters, dark cherry, currant and touch of citrus. fairly sour, with a touch of bitterness. fairly light body, with a thin mouth feel. a lingering sour fruit and coppery feel on the palate. decent, but not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle @ Richards tasting. Copper pour with a khaki head. Really fruity nose. Raisin, currant, and slight acidity. Lemon zest, grass, and yeast. Light spices. Flavor is sweet dark fruit with some acidity and tartness. Lemon, brown sugar, currant, and raisin. Yeast, a touch of spice, and grass.

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