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Three Floyds Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin

Brewery: Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: Unsure as not on bottle (6.4% on RB and UT, 6.7% on BA)
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: American Sour Ale aged in wine barrels with blueberries

Brewer Description: (from bottle) In order to survive in the 14th century one needed to be a force to be reckoned with. In Brittany, Spain and France this knight proved his mettle in battle after battle. This tart blueberry ale was brewed in one of our 3000 gallon foeders in his honour.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.45
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. blue-ish grey waxed bottle, with no clear bottled on or best before date (although I expect this to have been cellared 5 to 6 years maybe). Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange brown colour with a two fingered off white cream head that dissipated fairly quickly but settled to a thin continually replenishing layer, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, blueberry skin, blueberry, mixed berries, cherry, plum, acetone, oak, with notes of citrus zest.
Taste: Light to moderate sweet and sour, tart, blueberry, cherry, blackcurrant, Ribena, plum, oak, lemon zest, with a sweet jammy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable aroma and flavours that just worked for me. It was aged 5 or 6 years in my cellar, and actually, I can’t help but feel that it was better than I used to remember.

Black Project Gnomon

Brewery: Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales
Country: USA
ABV: Unsure as not on bottle (5% on BA and UT, 6.2% on RB)
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Spontaneous Raw Ale

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Gnomon is a blend of two sister beers, the first is similar to one of our traditional Lambic-inspired recipes, but we replaced the unmalted wheat with malted purple barley from our friends at Troubadour Maltings who acquired a special type of ancient, husk-less barley that has a deep purple color. We also didn’t boil the wort, making it a Raw Ale. It was inoculated via coolship and then fermented and aged the beer in Chardonnay barrels. The second part is also a spontaneous Raw Ale made with 100% malted purple barley. The beer was then fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels. The beers were blended and given a light dry hop prior to being bottled. The end result exhibits a unique, hearty grain character, which is backed by restrained bitterness and a moderate citrusy acidity.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 500ml corked and capped bottled, bottled on 12th February 2018. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A lightly hazy golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sour, fruity, underripe mango, peach, wood, with hints of nail polish.
Taste: Light sour, fruity, apricot, oak, funk, and grapes.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: The light fruitiness was more tropical than expected and was enjoyable.

Kemker Schätzken

Brewery: Kemker Kultuur (Brauerei J. Kemker)
Country: Germany
ABV: 6.3%
Style: Belgian Saison
Other Notes: Dinkelbier edition

Brewer Description: (from bottle in German) Fruchtiges Dinkelbier mit feiner Säuer, in Bordeaux-Fässern gereift.

(translated to English) Fruity spelt beer with fine acidity, aged in Bordeaux barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.74
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 750ml bottle, with a best before date of 1st November 2020. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden dark orange colour with a big three finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of lacing.
Aroma: Sour, lemon peel, honey, bready malt, farmhouse funk, with notes of peach and apricot on the finish.
Taste: Light to moderate sweet and sour, bready, lemon peel and zest, farmhouse notes, with a touch of pepper spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate but spritzy carbonation.
Overall: Not sure I’m getting much of the Bordeaux barrel, but still enjoyable.

Dádiva Brewer’s Cut

Brewery: Cervejaria Dádiva
Country: Brazil
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: American Sour

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Portuguese) Acidez lática. Frutas amarelas. Complexidade de brettanomyces. Turbidez média-alta. Coloração laranja escuro, 10 meses de acidificação em barris de Dark Sour.

(translated to English) Lactic acidity. Yellow fruits. Complexity of brettanomyces. Medium-high turbidity. Dark orange colour, 10 months of acidification in barrels of Dark Sour.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a best before date of July 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with suspended sediment and a half finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Tart, apricot, plum, oak, with a hint of vinegar.
Taste: Sour, tart, plum, apricot, oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An easy to drink, simple sour. Aroma was nice, but I would have preferred more carbonation as it felt flat to me.

Põhjala Cellar Series Pime Öö PX

Brewery: Põhjala
Country: Estonia
ABV: 13.9%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Pedro Ximenez Sherry Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. 60 IBUs. Malts – Pale, Munich, Special B, Crystal 300, Crystal 150, Crystal 200, Carafa type 2 special, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Rye and Oats. Hops – Magnum and Northern Brewer

Brewer Description: (from bottle) An Imperial Stout brewed for the darkest night of the year, aged in Pedro Ximenez sherry barrels.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.9
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 330ml red waxed bottle with a best before date of 10th June 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated quickly while leaving only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Toasted malts, tar, chocolate, brown sugar, sherry, wood, licorice, dark fruit, plum.
Taste: Sweet, sweet malt, light roast, chocolate, sherry, wood, syrupy, dark fruit, raisin, with notes of mixed berries.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: It’s got good complexity, but due to the sweetness, it was definitely a sipper. It was probably too sweet for my taste and it showed as it took a long time for me to finish.