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RATINGS: 160   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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Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Thanks for bringing this guy over Todd, been interested in trying Ale Apothecary fr a little while now. Pours a light orange in color with two fingers worth of bretty, frothy head. Really nice brett forward nose, it’s dry, lemony, apricot, and very saison-like in nature. Flavor has a lot of similarties to the nose, it’s not as dry or tart, it’s a little sweeter, but still very crisp and saison-like. There is a light honey flavor to it, almost like a nice biere de garde. Very clean and lightly tart. Light to moderate mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, no acidity, and a moerate finish. Really, really nice beer. I’v been going back to smelling it a ton, it has a really nice farmhouse character to it reminiscent of Logsdon and HIll Farmstead. Incredibly crushable at 9.3%, this guy can sneak up on you if you’re not careful. Definitely looking forward to what’s to come from Ale Apothecary in the coming months/years.

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BVery (10716) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Ryan - thanks! Hazy gold yellow pour with a white head. Grape, some Brett, lemon - very smooth. Awesome.

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Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
750ml bottle. Pale gold with white foam. Nose is funky, hint of gueuze-like cheese, and has a nice influence from the barrels. Tastes bright, sour, lemon citrussy, honey, again nice wine barrel twang. Hides the 10% well. Lovely classy sour. Really wish I had easy access to their beers.

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ljthiessen (1391) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Sample from bottle. Tastes like a nicely tart saison. Lots of fruit, citrus and more. Very nice.

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wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a 750mL bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours cloudy yellow with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thick lace. The nose is dry sourdough, a touch of lemon peel, and a ton of funky and vinous yeast. The flavor is a bit more tart with gooseberry, lemon, very dry, vinous, and spicy with a touch of lightly sweet Meyer lemon. The body is lactic full with lively but smooth carbonation, and a long tart vinous finish.

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jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2015
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of sourness / tartness, some light malts, some light oak and wine, and a good amount of floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A solid beer.

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jrob21 (3760) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle shared at HMOG and paired with a more recent bottling. The newer bottle has a little more funk in the aroma but the flavor is too similar still for me to tell a difference. Light grape and wine flavors. Medium funkiness. Well rounded and tasty.

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rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle at Ratebeer Kvillebäcken Winter Gathering, 151127. Hazy pale golden beer with a nice and lasting offwhite head. Leather aroma, grassy, woody, earthy, mushrooms, woody, brett, funky, vinous notes, some oak. Vinous flavor, woody, leather, earthy notes, brett, hay, spicy notes. Complex beer, nice body and a balanced finish.

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hackobock (4063) - 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!

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beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Funk, yeast, lemon, peach, apricot, clove and biscuit aroma. Yeast, funk, floral, lemon, peach, apricot, orange, hop, biscuit and clove flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a fruit, funk and tart finish.


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