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[BANISHED] Freakcake #1 - Crux Fermentation Project

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[BANISHED] Freakcake #1
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: anteater on 12-04-2013

Brewed to the Oud Bruin style with orange and lemon zest, then aged in Makers Mark barrels where the brewers added classic holiday fruits such as cranberries, figs, dates and raisins. Paying homage to the fruitcakes granny used to make with the only difference being, you won't want to re-gift this one!
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 6
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Bottle opened on 12.23.13
Bottled NOV2613

A - Pours a very dark amber with a fizzy dark tan head that is gone fast. A few ruby highlights are visable.

S - Very sweet ripe fruit, cherry, cranberry, raisins.

T - Sweet cherry, cranberry, raisin.

D - Low carbonation with a medium body.

O - Sweeet, and the Brett is lost. This is meh at best.

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A- Poured a dark reddish brown with no head and no lace.

S- Very astringent nail polish aroma, some booze, and light fruity notes mostly of cherry.

T- Very astringent notes, nail polish, some lactic sourness, some cherry, cranberry, and it finishes with a strange bitterness.

M- Prickly carbonation, fuller bodied, a little boozy.

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[BANISHED] Freakcake #1 from Crux Fermentation Project
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