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El Cuatro - The Ale Apothecary

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 42
Gots: 8 | 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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Reviews by writerLJBerg:
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

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

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Alieniloquium

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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

07-04-2013 22:18:51 | More by Alieniloquium
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Smell. Sweet red apples, fresh oak and light funky yeast, yellow grapes, and some light citrus and floral notes.

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Mouthfeel. Medium body, strong but soft carbonation.

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El Cuatro from The Ale Apothecary
92 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.