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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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A mixed fermentation ale aged in wine barrels.

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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4395) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
bottle shared at our tasting. poured a hazy nice deep golden pour with a nice white head. nose is really more of a saison than a sour ale. cant detect the high abv in this one, not in the nose or taste. nose has a nice funky farmhouse aroma, malts, grains, nice hints of sour lemons, oak, grape, vineous wine barrels, stone fruits, funk, funky spice brett. really awesome in the nose! taste has all the funk that was in the nose. freshly stone fruits, white wine, funky brett, nice dry and tart, perfectly balanced. very full mouthfeel. with no alcohol notice. from wich i was pretty afraid of before. this beer was really phenomenal. really awesome! should be really ranked higher! delecious

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Kville. Bottle. Pours cloudy pale amber with a small off white head. Aroma is funky fruity malty astringent crackers lemon. Flavor is earthy sour lemon astringent mushrooms with a vinous touch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
hazy gold, wispy cream head, small bubbled ring. Lightly fusel, very dry and floral, hay and grass. Flavor cleaner, light lemon peel, grass, light ester sweetness, finish is dry and toasty, lightly resinous hops. Bit flat finish, off notes mar an otherwise great first effort.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle... Poured hazy, somewhate of a pinkish/orange with a thin, lacy head. The nose was awesome here. Reminded me of cocktail bitters with the earthiness and spiciness. Tasted mildly tart with noticeable acidity. Some other funk and wine barrel tones. Mildly vinous, but the wine barrels didnt dominate and the beer could show its true colors. Fruits, floral and earthy spicing, and a little but of dryness towards the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Sampled February 2014
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a three finger thick, plus two additional above the rim, pale tan colored head that I need to periodically suck foam from in order to keep it from overflowing. The head leaves lots of lacing on the sides of my glass and as it slowly subsides creates quite a bit of structural texture. The beer is a pale honey color that shows a clear, yellow-gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells funky, earthy, grainy, and tart up front. Fruit notes of floral apples, white wine like sharpness, and touches of tropical fruit that leans towards kiwis, perhaps a hint of lychees, a bit of citrus (that the tartness brings out) and star fruit is backed by some peppery spice notes, earthy, musty, almost coriander like notes, and a bit of green, spicy fruit character. There is a solid cracker like grain character, and savory pale malt note that comes out after a second pour of this beer that is really quite nice and almost savory.

Lightly sour throughout, this has a nicely balancing, tannic, woody flavor and texture to it, as well as a spicy, peppery finish to it. There is an ample fruitiness to the beer with notes of floral apple, tart star-fruit, ripe honeydew melon, a bit of musk mellon, some soft pear notes (especially towards the finish), and a tropical white wine like note that reminds me of a ripe, funky Sauvignon Blanc. This has a nice lush texture without being heavy, in fact the beer is dangerously quaffable, and I was surprised to see how strong this beer actually was. There is a very soft mustiness to this beer, it accentuates the earthy spiciness, has a touch of phenolic character to it, and just a bit of a funky edge. The oak is nicely subtle here; it contributes to the spiciness, boosts the texture, and adds a soft, savory, toasted note that nicely accentuates the pale malt character. The last has a nice pale cracker like grain note, and a bit of toothsome rustic bread like character to it.

This is a really nice beer, it has a nice sourness, and just a touch of a funky edge to it, but really is quite well balanced and integrated; the fruit character really integrates quite well with the sourness, the soft oak, the pale grain, and the lactic acidity so well, plus there is a complex, supporting fermentation character that helps to tie everything together. The oak character is especially well done; it plays an easy, supporting role that is here to only accentuate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4057) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle, thanks Jack for sharing. This was quite tasty. Reminded me of Hill Farmstead Ann and Tired Hands HandFarmboth wine barrel aged saison/sours. Lots of funk- pineapple, cotton candy, light stone fruit in the nose with a good dose of vinous white wine barrel. Flavor follows suit with a strong barrel finish. Great beer with booze well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3990) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
November 27, 2015. Bottle, shared by _angst_, thanks!
Hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is funky and fruity with peach, lemon, grape skins, earthy mushrooms, woody, vinous and hints of spices. Taste is light sweet fruity, funky, light tart. Finish is light sweet peach notes, grapes, slight earthy, whit e wine, some bitter pith notes. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Good sour!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3988) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, batch Jun 14 2013, from Ian Gunard (merci!), savoured on December 13 2013; eye: golden, hazy, tiny sheet of white head, no lacing; nose: wild yeasts, fruity, green apple, musk, citrusy, spices; mouth: wild yeasts, fruity, green apple, musk, citrusy, spices, acidity, freshness, finale in spices with citrusy presence, medium body, rather carbonated, slick texture; overall: quite good FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, lot Jun 14 2013, de Ian Gunard (merci!), savoure le 13 dcembre 2013; il : dore, voile, bonne effervescence, lgre couverture de mousse blanc, pas de dentelle; nez : levures sauvages, fruite, pomme verte, musc, citronne, pices; bouche : levures sauvages, fruite, pomme verte, musc, citronne, pices, acidit, fracheur, finale en pices avec prsence citronne, corps moyen, plutt carbonate, texture coulante; en rsum : trs bon

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3907) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
(Was disturbed during our tasting, will have to re-rate! ;) Pours a hazy yellow with a good white head that leave superior lacing. Aroma of fruits (yellow), hops, brett. Taste is sweet with a good balancing tartness, feeling juicy. Carbonation was good, I believe I downed my glass quite fast (to catch up with the others). Really good altough Im sure I didnt enjoy all the subtleties.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (3889) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2016 750mL shared by dice. Bottled sometime in 2014, the rest of the numbers have been rubbed away. Abv is 9.45. Pours dark golden with medium head. Aroma is strong with spikey esters, some light pear, wild flurries, berries. Flavor is too sweet for the beer, not super sweet but the context for this beer is off. Some light sweet apple juice with light tartness. Cool beer but too sweet. Rerate. October 2015 bottle. Sweet, lightly fecal aroma. Brett and fruitiness messing around, some sweetness, light herbal character. Lots going on. Flavor has some cider, too sweet for style. Mostly cidery and sweet, hiding the funk and brett. Still too sweet and still to appley.


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