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Sahalien - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
86
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 22
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale orange. Big white head. Fractal pattern of surface lace. Medium collar.

Smell - A light funk, some lemony citrus. Pale malt. White wine. And an intense acetic aroma.

Taste - Lemony. Some yeasty funk. White wine. A little herbal. Pale malt in the middle and then WHAM. Acetic sourness dominates. Really sour and intense.

Mouthfeel - Extremely sour and difficult to drink. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I really wanted to like this. Ale Apothecary usually puts out really nice stuff, but this is too sour.

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Bottle opened on 12.23.13
Batch July '13

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a fizzy white head that is gone fast.

S - Strong citrus, orange, lemon, some oak, funky - earthy and dirty socks.

T - Wine, funky, again more dirty socks, citrus fruit, oak.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Earthy and unique. Wine barrel influence is strong with some odd funkiness and some nice citrus. Truly a different experience with this one.

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Sahalien from The Ale Apothecary
86 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.