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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wild-fermented (100% brettanomyces) Belgian-style ale aged for seven months with Missouri-grown wine grapes in French oak cabernet barrels.

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4.1
jbruner (5287) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Pours a hazy, slightly purple, golden brown from the bomber with bubbly white head that dissipates quickly to leave light lace. Aroma of musty grapes up front then funky middle and lactic finish. Taste is more the acidity up front, then a big fruity middle, and a mild brett gunk on the end. This is super tasty.

3.7
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle - pours amber orange white head - nose and taste of grape funk, lemon, sour tartness and wine funk - medium body

3.8
seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Shared from big bottle into plastic cups at Civil Life staff picnic in Tower Grove Park. Mostly-clear pinkish amber colour with weak off-white foam. Great funky brett flavour, crisp and grainy with some grapeskin tannins, subtle hop bitterness and subtle peppery spice, fruity, tart, complex well into the aftertaste. Super tasty and odd enough to be memorable.

3.3
shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle. Wood, toffee malt, and dry hay aroma. Amber with small head. Mildly sweet toffee malt, moderately sour vinegar, and mildly bitter grass flavor. Good body and balance. Okay - basic.

3.4
koleminer20 (3978) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Enjoyed at a tasting at Brian’s house on February 08. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a darker golden orange with a thin bubbly ring of off white head and a good lace as it falls. The aroma is light. There is a light grape must in there, but the oak is very heavy. There is a touch of vinousness to it, but I think it’s all from the cab barrel. The flavor matches this pretty spot on. There is a light grape must and a heavy barrel and light vinous influence on the beer. It’s decent, but very light. I would expect a heavier influence from the grapes. The mouth feel is light and clean with a softer carbonation and a lingering vinous barrel on the back end. Not terrible, but not great by any accord.

3.6
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Pours a hazy pale yellow. No lacing. Aroma is grape, vinegar and oak with faint acetone nail polish

3.5
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2016
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, barnyard, florals, and vinous. Flavor of citrus, herbs, florals, brett, vinous, oak, and earth with a dry finish.

3.7
ajnepple (7079) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3 oz pour at Hops & Pie. Clear reddish amber appearance with a small head. Vinous, light funky aroma with notes of grape, caramel, oak and maybe a hint of vanilla. Similar flavor, mildly tart with a soft feel, pretty tasty overall.

3.4
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle at De Garde Quarterly. Pours a hazy orange with small frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is oak and berry. Thin mouth, strong oak, funk, wheat, light tartness, good.

3.6
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 29, 2016
750, capped. Thanks, S! Pours a hazy crimson with a loose whitish head that disappears. Creamy medium body with minimal carb. Tangy nose, showing blackberries and strawberries and a bit of balsamic and oak. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Berries, balsamic, and oak on the mid palate. Long dry funky finish.


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