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El Cuatro - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%


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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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

750mL from Corvallis. WARNING: This one may blow up on you. My bottle was more than happy to gush over.

A: Darkened orange with a fluffy, lasting white head. Some yeast floating around in this one, which is probably a result of the turbulent opening.

N:Well integrated funk and ample white wine grape, oak, lemon zest. Getting some of the brandy with a nice sweet overture. This smells very inviting.

T: Slightly soured, very oaky, and quite sweet. This has a lot of interplay between those elements with some nice cherry and wine grape to add some fruitiness/citrus. Slightly earthy.

M: Medium bodied/slightly full with a round mouthfeel.

O: Overall a really nice addition to Ale Apothecary’s lineup. While not quite as strong as the regular Sahalie I’ve had, this is still worth seeking out. Though it does have a scary high ABV so be warned.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 15:11:33 | More by writerLJBerg
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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!

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Big huge thank you to Steasy66 for scoring this one for me while in Oregon.

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.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, strong but soft carbonation.

Overall. A very nice nice beer but probably my least fav of the 4 AA beers I've tried.

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A - White foam settles to wisps, a thin collar, and specks of lace. Hazy dark golden body. Could use more foam for the style, but not too bad considering the high ABV.

S - You can definitely smell the brandy. Quite boozy, with spicy oak, and funky brett. Gets a bit rough as it approaches room temperature; barrel seems to have overwhelmed the base beer here.

T - The taste is also quite sweet in a brandy sort of way. Less oak, thought there's a light vinous tartness. Again, brett presents in a funky, musty sort of way, but otherwise the base beer doesn't seem to contribute much depth.

M - Surprisingly high, harsh carbonation, medium body, soft texture, and a bit of alcohol warmth to it.

D - The base beer didn't really stand up to the brandy barrel, and as a result there's a lack of depth here. Unlike the other Ale Apothecary offerings the alcohol also makes an appearance. Definitely my least favorite offering from this brewery, although it's still palatable in small quantities.

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El Cuatro from The Ale Apothecary
91 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.