The Ale Apothecary Faerie Tears

Brewery: The Ale Apothecary
Country: USA
ABV: 8.5%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Volume II. Mixed fermentation ale aged in wine barrels

Brewer Description: (from tag of bottle) Faerie Tears, vol. 2. 100% authentic wistfulness, no faeries were harmed. (* blend of appx 20 different ales. * as part of our beer recover program. * aged on fresh, hand-picked, manzanita flowers, 286 bottles produced. * OR honey + sour wort + our yeast = 100%. * natural carbonation from bottle fermentation.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.09
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle, batch bottled 28th June 2017 (I think, as the last number wasn’t so clear). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark copper orange amber colour with a big two finger off white head that had pretty good retention but eventually settled to a thin but replenishing layer. It left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Oak, vanilla, leather, funk with hints of tart, fruity, apricot and peach.
Taste: Sour, tart, funk, fruity (I’m unsure exactly what fruit, but I want to say apricot…), grape and oak with hints of lemon, vanilla and a vinous touch.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice, easy and relaxing to drink even at 9% abv.

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