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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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What you hold in your hands is an experiment. This IPA is spiked at bottling with Brettanomyces, a wild yeast that, over time, brings about charmingly unpredictable complexities of spice, funk, acidity, and more. The operative words in our beer-cellaring thesis are "over time." For those of you who are impatient or like to experiment, the earliest we recommend sampling this beer is 10.31.14. The beer wonít be fully carbonated until that date. Ideally, youíll want to cellar the beer up to--or beyond--the Enjoy After date to help it reach its full evolutionary potential. At that point, some facets of the Brett characteristics will have mellowed, while others will have become more profound; it all matures into a fascinating and delicious culmination. Individual results will vary...and thatís both the beauty and the intent behind this beer.

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GlennHendry (441) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2017
The yeast is prominent in the aroma and you can definitely taste the funk as well. But itís smooth, a bit spicy, with tart citrus hovering in the background. My first two year-old IPA. I liked it.

3.8
Ungstrup (37317) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2017
Bottled. I love the name - had it just after Enjoy Before, great concept both of them. An unclear yellow beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, malt, hops, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, hops, straw, and malt, leading to a tart finish.

4.5
JeongWoo (3) - - JUN 17, 2017 does not count
숙성 하기전에 한번 테스트 차원에서 마셔봤는데 이거 물건이다. 역시 Stone Brewery. IPA 를 사랑하는 내 입장에서는 완벽한 맥주. 홉향. 홉의 맛이 아닌 강한 맛. 다시 한번 더 사서 숙성 후 마셔보고 싶다. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Spab (3785) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2017
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy golden orange colour with moderate-sized off-white head. Aroma is Brett, grains, light citrusy hops and spice. Flavour is big Brett, citrusy hops, grains and light yeasty spiciness. Plus body. Nice.

3.7
oobawa (1317) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Enjoy After 07.04.16. Solid brett IPA, not earth-shattering or anything but drinkable as all hell. Gorgeous pour, hazy gold with ridiculous amounts of foam and lace. Nose seems lacking for a brett beer, not really hoppy or funky, rather offering up a Belgo sweetness coupled with a bready backbone. Tastes good, though, citrus-tinted and bitter. Yeasty front is accented by an orange and lemon undercurrent, then grows spicy and resinous, the hops growing clingy and strong but not overpowering. Finish has semisweet yeast esters mixing with mounting IBUs and a mild barnyard base. Sparkly texture is good, although it seems almost too boisterous at times. Good brew.

3.7
ametras (1574) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2017
750ml bottle. Enjoy after 07.04.16. Hazy orange with a frothy white head. Flavors are sweet cereals, peach, lemon, dust and apricot with herbal and spicy notes. Medium body, good carbonation, smooth texture.

2.9
ciocanelu (2465) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 17, 2017
1 year after the enjoy after date. Hazy golden color with huge, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is full on brett with hay and farmhouse notes. Taste starts with brett and hay notes but gets quickly really cardboard forward with aspirin and other medicine notes and dirty rags. Light body, really dry, medium carbonation. It might be too old I think.

3.9
j12601 (11055) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Had this at Where The Wild Beers Are VII (2016). Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Yeast, pineapple, citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, bright pineapple, citrus, funky yeast. Dry musk into the finish.

3.9
dlovell2 (2097) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Enjoy after 7/4/16 enjoyed on 5/11/17. Pours hazy light golden with a foamy white head. Aroma is tart fruit, peaches, and funk. Champagne bubbly mouthfeel. Sweet fruity flavor up front with citrus, followed by funk and finishing with a bitter pine resin and citrus peel. Interesting brew. Aroma is better than the flavor.

4
lownote (585) - Austin, Alabama, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Poured on 5/7/17, so yeah, long aged. Super leathery aroma. Some lemony notes that feel yeast derived. No hops. Gentle, really. A little cloudy and amber. The cork popped on its own, and the head was unmanageable to pour into. Lots of carbonation out of the bottle, but it has a gentle carbonation on the tongue. Light bodied, but still has some residual sweetness to my perception. Actually a tiny bit thin. Itís nice. Better than expected, actually.


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