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El Cuatro - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

60 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 42
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  11.12% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Alieniloquium on 07-04-2013)
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Went to Bend to mtb and drink liquid perfection during the central oregon beer fest.

AA had a tasting night at Crows Feet Commons.

We had the free samples of La Tache and Sahali.

They also had El Cuatro for sale.

$6 for a sample.

What the hell, we're on vacation.

I sipped the El Cuatro. The first thing that popped into my brain was:
"This is the best beer I have ever had"

I said nothing.

I slid it over to my GF.

She sipped it.

She said, with no hesitation whatsover, "This is the best beer I have ever had".

Enough said.

MitchB2, Jul 30, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled March 23, 2013.

Appearance - Slight haze to the orange body. Nice white head, with discrete bubbles. Settles to a collar and a few wisps.

Smell - Fascinating aroma. Pale malt. Sweetness. A bit of oak. Some acids. Fruity apples and grape.

Taste - Apply acids. Like a granny Smith. Sweet pale malts. Oak and light bitterness. Some yeasty esters. A hint of that brandy in the back. Booze lingers.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and a bottle sweet. Well carbonated.

Overall - Always a fascinating beer from Ale Apothecary. No exception here. The Brandy barrel keeps this interesting,.even if it's subtle.

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Appearance. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a finger of bubbly white head that quickly settles to a skim.

Smell. Sweet red apples, fresh oak and light funky yeast, yellow grapes, and some light citrus and floral notes.

Taste. Sweet white grapes, oaky white wine and brandy, some citrus fruit and red apples. Fairly sweet and quite fruity with a dry finish.

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Bottle opened on 10.29.13
Batch: MAR 23 2013
11.12 ABV

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a fizzy and foamy off-white head with great retention.

S - Funky, then sweet fruit, peach, apricot, wine grapes.

T - Like the nose, but much more subtle and soft.

D - Tons of carbonation with a light and soft body.

O - Smells great, tast is subtle and soft. Greet beer. I wish I had more!

HuskyinPDX, Dec 16, 2013
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El Cuatro from The Ale Apothecary
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.