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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Arcane Seal guards an enigmatic brew that is Funky, Dark, and Sour. If you choose to break the seal, you have been warned!
100% Brettanomyces dark beer fermented in stainless and aged in used red wine barrels.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Murky brown pour with some sediment. No real head to speak of. aroma was nice oaky, vanilla, vinous fruit, tannic tang. Smells quite nice. flavour was a bit underwhelming for me. Woody, tobacco, light earthiness. dark cherry and tart grape. Decent.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarauckelman (508) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Clear chestnut brown with no head. Lovely fruity sour aroma. Sweet fruits on the front tapering into sour fruits -- sour but not overpoweringly puckering. A little bit malty. Medium bodied and really delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (760) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Pours chestnut brown, clear. Ring of head. Funky, sour, winey aroma. Sweet and sour. Not much bitterness. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2017
Deep reddish brown pour with a thin head. Aroma has hints of wine and fruit, mostly cherries. Light bodied with a very complex taste. Cherries, oak, vanilla and wine. There is a slight tartness to this as well. Lively carbonation with a lingering tartness. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (482) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2017
On tap at surly pours yellow with small white head, Really enjoyed the crisp tart flavor of this sour,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5139) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2105. Somehow I missed entering Surlys offerings from my tasting notes. My battery had run dead on my IPAD so I I had to resort to written notes. In the tasting glass this was cloudy red amber, with white foam. Nose of sounds and some cherry ir something similar. Medium body a mouth feel with some zip. Flavor is light fund and sour fruit, probably cherry. Finishes wth a nice tartness. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle. Side note: if youre going to seal your bottle with wax, use wax. This plastic crap is a pain in the ass. That said...Pours a rich red brown with a shallow, fine-grained, light tan head. Nose is cherry, apple, acetic acid, pipe tobacco, smoke, cut wood, maple syrup, and washed-rind cheese -- thats fun. On the tongue, its an insistent announcement of sour and bitter at the front of the mouth, then some sweetness and fruit chimes in on the midpalate. The bitterness sticks around; its a very herbal bitterness, like licorice or wormwood. The sourness is restrained, but definitely present. The finish closes up into a softer, liqueurish bitterness; its almost amaro-like. Elegant, precise, and nevertheless emphatic. Wow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (1601) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 3, 2016
Amber-copper colour with a small off white head. Aromas of toasted wood, hay, barnyard funk, wet wood, berry fruits and a hunch of balsamic vingear with a herbal undertone develop. Soft and lightly slick with a medium body. Sweet-sour with a very light bitterness. Lasting mouth watering finish. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4340) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Sour grape, green apple, sour cherries. Hazy brown, small, creamy, off-white head. Medium bitter and light sour. Fry, sour cherries, wood, red wine, acidic, lime juice, soft carbonation. Nice Sour, yet lacks some complexity. Keg at the brewery, Minneapolis.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1808) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Red brown pour with an off white head that quickly fades to nothing. Aroma is berries, very woody, earth, and some cola and vinegar. Taste follows with some additional funk. Light medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
(Vintage 2014) a sent la Flamande. Corps rougetre sur lequel flotte un anneau de mousse. Fruits et vinaigre balsamique. Le raisin arrive bon premier dans mes narines. Sur ma langue, on capte le meilleur des mmes choses. Une aigreur fruite qui ne va pas jusqu me brler le gosier. La barrique de vin rouge marque chaque gorge. Il y a un ct givr qui balance le tout. Le corps est ptillant sur un moyen temps. La texture est lgre. La finale vinaigre est, contre toute attente, plaisante.


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