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Bruery Terreux Sans Pagaie

Brewery: Bruery Terreux
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: 2017 vintage. Our kriek-inspired sour is made with Montmorency and Balaton cherries

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour Blonde Ale aged in oak barrels with cherries. Tart – piquant – up a kriek.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.25
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml bottle, 2017 vintage. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A nice cloudy ruby red colour with a just over one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, oak and vanilla.
Taste: Like the aroma, sour, tart, cherry, oak and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, refreshing acidity with great aromas and taste.

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De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva 2015

Brewery: De Dolle Brouwers
Country: Belgium
ABV: 13%
Style: Belgian Flanders Oud Bruin

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Aged in oak barrels, refermented in bottle.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.1
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml bottle, brewed in 2015 and bottled in April 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A dark brownish red colour with a two finger tanned head that had pretty good retention and left some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Tart, sour, cherry, vinous, red wine, vinegar and oak with hints of almond/marzipan at times.
Taste: Sweet and sour, tart, vinous, red wine, cherry, fig, vinegar and oak.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice complexity, aroma and taste. Quite surprised that it’s supposed to be 13% ABV as you certainly don’t feel it while drinking.

Almanac Valley Of The Heart’s Delight

Brewery: Almanac Beer Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 7%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Farm to barrel

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Sour blonde ale aged in wine barrels with apricots & strawberries

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.28
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 375ml bottle, released in February 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden yellow orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass that lingers and left some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Oak, strawberry, apricot, peach, tart mixed berries, with some funk, leather, straw and white wine.
Taste: Tart and tangy lemon, apricot and strawberry, followed by a touch of oak, vanilla, funk and leather.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate prickly carbonation.
Overall: It was very tasty and complex. I’m not usually too fond of wine barrel aging, but the addition of apricots and strawberries matched it well, and probably took it up a notch. Very enjoyable.

Against The Grain x Montseny Jorge Castaña

Brewery: Against The Grain Brewery x Cervesa del Montseny Artesana
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: American Brown Ale
Other Notes: Imperial Brown Ale with roasted chestnuts. A beer about nothing. It’s not a lie, if you believe it

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The world’s are colliding. We did this for no reason. So under no circumstance are you to expect anything. Except, a rich chocolaty and nutty, barrel aged brown ale. Jorge pours dark and roasty, so don’t be alarmed when you ask for another. Its not you, its Jorge.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.96
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 750ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A dark brown colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly and left sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, raisin, caramel, vanilla and oak with a light nut roastiness.
Taste: Quite similar to the aroma as its sweet with raisin, caramel, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, nuts, whiskey and oak with some booze and alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice aroma and flavours but perhaps a bit too sweet. This sweetness and the booziness make it a sipper for me, even though it is only 8% ABV.

Against The Grain Jackyale

Brewery: Against The Grain Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 9.5%
Style: American Brown Ale
Other Notes: 35 IBUs. Stave It For Later Barrel Series. Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Brown Ale

Brewer Description: (from website) Double brown ale aged in bourbon barrels in honor of the greatest rock and roll band on this or any other time: JACKYL. Drinking this fine beer will make you feel like the sun is shining down on you, and the heat of love’s flames, down on you. You’ll love the thought of me coming… down on you. This is only weird if you make it that way. PS. We won’t make any beers about pussy rock ballads, I promise!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date that I could see. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: A clear dark brown colour with a half finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly but settled to a ring around the glass. There is only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Coffee beans, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and oak with only a hint of bourbon.
Taste: Sweet and roasty. Caramel, molasses, vanilla, oak and bourbon with hints of milk chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate prickly carbonation.
Overall: Perhaps a little bit too sweet for me, but the nice bourbon and oak flavours do make up for that minor flaw.