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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
7-9% Mixed Fermentation Ale Aged in Rye Whiskey & Pinot Barrels

Be Still is our dark sour and presented barrel-still, without carbonation, for optimum mouthfeel and balance. Brewed with roasted barley and biscuit malts, the structure of the beer comes from acid produced by our house lactobacillus culture as well as acid from brettanomyces and pediococcus activity during the 10-month aging period in rye whiskey and fresh pinot noir barrels. Prior to bottling, the rye and wine portions are blended together and allowed to sit on cascara (sun-dried exterior fruit of the coffee bean) and cocoa nibs to add depth and complexity. The beer retains the fingerprint of our yeast culture and evolves in your glass, but is a wild departure from our lively bottle-fermented offerings. Be Still is a glimpse into an alternative beer universe that is just waiting to be explored. Due to the nature of this beer (yeast-free), it is recommended that you consume the beer fresh within 3-6 months of batch date on bottle to avoid oxidation flavors from shrouding your experience.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5673) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Pours barely translucent muddy brown, not much head. Aroma offers fruity and dusty malt notes. Tart fruit forms the core of the flavor, mainly apple, plus a little fresh malt and a peppery hint. Mouthfeel offers typical body and fizz, as well as a dry and wine-like finish. Be still.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boisebeerguy (209) - boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Very interesting sour. Starts of with a chocolaty tartness that gets increases as the beer warms up. The rye barrel helps compliment the sour and does not over power it at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3889) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Wine bottle. A little rye barrel, a little alcohol, but light sourness balances. Flavor is a cool mix of sour and wood and alcohol. Cool sstillish shit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16965) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle at Saraveza Farmhouse Festival, pours a still dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of sweet perfumey notes, sherry liqueur and dark fruits. Flavour is unusual, with notes of rye whiskey and sherry liqueur. Has a lot of nail polish in there too, but its not too detracting. Not carbonated (duh), but it works well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (2122) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle pour at farmhouse fest. Dark ruby brown pour with a few bubbles at the edge. Chocolate is the big thing at first. Like a roasty chocolate tootsie roll. Taste is nice balance of chocolate, roast, with a beautifully integrated lightly tart finish. This is fucking awesome. My favorite on the day from ale apoth.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (1850) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 7/18/2014. Originally reviewed 9/8/2014. Flat. Deep amber body. Smells of coffee. Chocolate. Light vinegar. Light brett. Interesting. Taste has a sharp tartness. Coffee is probably the strongest flavor. Some deep caramel and chocolate. Immediately gone and wine-like flavors kick in. Sourness takes over and tannic flavors linger into the finish. Flat. Medium heavy body. Intense, but extremely flavorful. Fascinating beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1540) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2015
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Wow this is an interesting one, pours still with a dark red brown murky tone. Nose is nice with cocoa, bready raisin, dark fruity cherry and lots of earthy vinous notes. Palate continues from the nose with damp basement funk and some cola sweetness, assertive acidity. Finishes with musty chocolate, dark fruits, berry, bread, layered. Fun to try!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3199) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a deep rusty sienna with a few rising bubbles gathering around the edges. This beer is mysterious with layers of cocoa, balsamic, plum, dark cherry, wet wood, violets, spruce, vinous acidity. Really enjoying this although I left it sitting in my cellar too long. There is a hint of burnt popcorn on the finish that is probably a touch of oxidization creeping in, but delicious nonetheless !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Brown pour with no real head. The aroma is a mix of leather, dark fruit, cherries and vinegar. The flavor is more of the same. I get some tart cherries, cinnamon, chocolate and oak. Medium mouthfeel and hardly any carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (11041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Darker colored pour, small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, balsamic vinegar, hints of prunes. Interesting. Not overly sour, more leathery and funky.


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