El Cuatro - The Ale Apothecary
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Reviews by writerLJBerg:
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
More User Reviews:
4.75/5 rDev +12.8%
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".
07-30-2014 03:45:03 | More by MitchB2
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
British Columbia (Canada)
3.8/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
10-26-2013 01:45:23 | More by Rutager
4.29/5 rDev +1.9%
Bottle opened on 10.29.13
Batch: MAR 23 2013
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!
12-16-2013 06:28:38 | More by HuskyinPDX
El Cuatro from The Ale Apothecary
92 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.