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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 02-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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57
Ratings:
187
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
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Photo of brotherloco
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter.

Pours a hazy copper brown with a bit of a beige head that disappears very quickly to a small ring. No lacing.

Aroma of vinous tartness, sour fruits, oak, and some basement sulphuric notes in the background. Some obvious alcohol.

Flavor is a sweet and sour blend with a lemony bitterness that lingers well into the aftertaste. Some nice citrus from the guava, not sure I'm getting the dates. A decent amount of malt sits under that and helps to balance things out with some sweetness. Alcohol mostly buried.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Vinous quality to the feel. Could stand a touch more carb, but drinkable.

I don't like this as much as Marrón Acidifié, but it's interesting to taste a variation.

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Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly clear, brownish maroon color with a very small off-white head. Scent is immediately funky with some nice oak characteristics. Dark fruits with some red wine vinegar. Not really picking up any guava. A hint of chocolate though. Taste at first is quite similar to a dry red wine, although it is very acidic. Some definite red wine vinegar with dark chocolate and dark fruit notes. Oak and slight alcohol flavor come through with some nice tartness. The dark fruits mesh with a leather-like flavor that makes this beer quite tasty. The guava pulls through on the back of the tongue in the end. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated, a little on the fizzy side. Drinkability is very high. It's been a while since I've had Maron Acidifie, but if I remember correctly...I like that one just a little bit more than this. This is for sure a tasty beer though.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to StayWhatYouAre2 for sharing this one before he got married. Poured a golden yellow orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, tart, sour, and very subtle funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, tart, sour, and subtle wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The aroma on this one was the best part of this one for me. It was really well balanced and quite enjoyable. There was no sign of the alcohol at all in this one which was a good thing. Definitely could get in trouble with this one if you aren't careful.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a clear brown with a tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing is present on this one. Smell is of sour fruits, vinegar, and some funky aromas. Taste is also of sour fruit and vinegar with a very nice funky presence. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good sour with some nice aromas and flavors.

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Photo of kscaldef
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Epic Bruery sour/wild tasting, 3/4/2012

Pour out red-brown, looking very flat, no head. Earthy, leathery aromas. In the taste, I'm getting guava, strawberry, and blueberry. Medium carbonation and linger. Definitely an improvement over Marron Acidife.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1104th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
750 ml

Purchased at the Bruery for cellar reserve sale

Shared w/Retsinis

App- A weird looking color. Had a caramel brown note with a little gold and a little purple. No head to it, no cling either. A couple bubbles on top, about it.

Smell- It smells nice and less vinegar than I was anticipating which was nice. Seemed to be a one sided sour note without bringing the oak or guavas or dates in. A little bit of citrus but hard to pick out what fruit it is (Wasn't guava)

Taste- The flavor profile on this was very nice. A good layering of flavors with a subtle oaky flavor 1st, then the date flavors come in bring a small subtle astringent note and finally the guava. Each flavor isn't over the top but well balanced. It was a good beer but wasnt better than Marron or Zuurman.

Mouth- A light medium bodied beer with a lighter medium carbonation. Some bubbles on the residual flavors but not much. Leaves more of a date flavor with some sour.

Drink- Was the price worth it today? I think so. I didnt have to trade for it and it was on the way home. I love the Bruery. This was a good beer with some nice flavors.

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Photo of IKR
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy light to medium brown color with a reddish purple tint. Thin light beige head head that subsided fairly quickly.

Smell: Sour citrus fruit aromas, tart cherries. and a hint of the guavas come through.

Taste: Sour citrus fruits, with the guava fruit coming through more than in the nose. Some very mild leather notes with the oak from the bal-aging coming through in a fairly dry finish. More tart than sour.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light bodied with a fairly low level of carbonation. It works but I can't help but wonder if a little more carbonation would help the nose sparkle a bit more.

Overall: The guava and date additions definitely distinguish this from the regular Marron Acidifie with a more tropical fruit nature. Sampled well after the hype at the initial release, I feel this is a very solid Wild Ale, which I wouldn't mind seeing released again.

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Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium brown in color, hazy, and has a thin might brown head that deposits ok lacing

A very sour note with just a hint of guavas. The oak barrel adds a driness to the aroma. Hard to pick up on the dates as the sourness is more prominent

Tastes dry and the oak is more pronounced. The guavas add a subtle sweetness and dates are still hard to pick up on. Finishes with a dry flavor of wood and fermented fruit

Medium to light body with lots of carbonation. Finishes dry on the palate and the woody aftertaste doesn't last long

Overall its a great wild ale but the dryness takes over and doesn't let the ingredients that ccb is known for to shine. Glad I got to try but this one has is more hype

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a brown and almost purple like color, thin beige head to it, less than 1/4" thick. Aroma was all kinds of sour and off the beaten path fruit. What is that pink agave, pear and cedar wood? Works nicely.

Really got to feel the difference between this and the marron acidifie in the taste, whereas marron had more of the brown ale, vinegar and wet wood vibe going, this one leads fully with the fruit mouthfeel, it just takes a lighter and fruitier and better sour vibe, with tartness. Might be some cranberry as well to this. Its that kind of tartness, i.e., not much sugar, high pucker.

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Photo of Sideswipe
3.47/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At The Bruery barrel tasting event

Pours a murky, amber to orange color with a minimal head of off-white foam. No lacing to speak of. Wood, red fruit and acidic qualities in the nose. Taste opens with big notes of oak followed by sour red fruit. There is a warming quality to the beer mid-palate. Some booze is detectable on the back end and the finish is semi-dry with a lingering sour fruit aftertaste. Medium body with a low level of carbonation. This is quite good. Not as sour as Oude Tart, which I prefer, but a nice take on a wild ale. Great sour fruit flavors and well masked ABV. Recommended.

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Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at a recent tasting thanks to hoppymcgee.

Pours a hazy copper color with a finger or two of off-white head. Lighter than I expected, compared to what I remember from Marron Acidife.

Aromas just ike with Marron Acidifie, begin with plenty of red fruits and particularly lots of red vinuous grapiness. Nice oak and some nice figs and sour grapes. The added/aged fruits (guava and dates) aren't really coming through for me.

The tastes begin with a light caramel sweetness to it with just a hint of figs and dates. Red wine grapes, red wine vinegar and some tart white grapes meld well with the oakiness adding a tannic quality, some leathery funk in the background.

The mouthfeel is medium in body with a medium carbonation.

Overall to be honest I think I liked Marron Acidife a little better and it is/was much easier to "track down" even though I didn't have to do so here. Based on the inflated secondary market due to the rarity of this beer, I can't say it something I need to or ever will revisit. It was a really high quality beer don't get me wrong, but Marron Acidife is just as good if not better in my opinion.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A vigorous pour produces a quarter-finger thick, lightly brown tinged, dark tan colored head that fades away fairly quickly. The beer is a dark, brown color that has perhaps a touch of concentrated red color in it; when held up to the light the beer shows a deeply red stained, amber tinged color. There is a definite acidity to the aroma, it is a bit spicy like vinegar, though not overly so. The acidity is backed by a rich cherry like character as well as a rich dark fruitiness. Then a woody, musty, slightly spicy, oak and funkiness kicks in; the wood is quite noticeable, while the funkiness plays a little bit more of a lesser role here in the nose. There is a funky tart and fruit note here that reminds me of Cigar City’s Guava Grove Saison, so I wonder if this is from the Guava. As the beer warms up an aged malt character starts to contribute a nice nutty note that combines with the fruit to almost remind me of amaretto.

Slightly fizzy feeling and a bit more light bodied than I was expecting, it still has some heft and texture to it, but body wise it does not seem that much bigger than many a Oude Bruin; I bet the fruit has dried / lightened this up by quite bit. There is a woodiness to the finish that combines with a hint of an almost roasted, sort of cocoa like note; the woodiness has an astringency to it that is also sort of spicy. The beer does not have much sweetness to it, which makes it taste less fruity than the flavor did. There is a nice acidity to this beer, though it is certainly not an aggressive, or even biting sourness. The acidity seems to be most noticeably acetic, but in reality the acetic character is quite soft & I would guess that there is more lactic acid to this beer (the former just tends to be way more noticeable than the latter). Bitter malt notes combine with aged tobacco flavors, some oxidized, fairly nutty, almost sherry like malt notes and even some whole grain brown bread like notes; now that I have noticed it the aged / oxidized malt character is actually fairly noticeable. As the beer warms up more of the fruitiness comes out with notes cherry, touches of date and a sort of raisin like flavor. At times the alcohol is a bit noticeable with some heat, but it never becomes overly intrusive.

This is actually fairly nice; this didn’t wow me, but I wasn’t really expecting it to, but it is a nice beer to spend an evening with. I do like the mix of aged malt, fruit, light sourness and oak character that makes up the bulk of this beer. The fruit (meaning the dates and the guava), end up being very subtle here; if I wasn’t told about them I wouldn’t have guessed either of these fruits were in this beer, which I think is probably a good thing.

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Photo of Koufax21
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my SN tulip. It poured a deep dark brown with a fizzy white head the quickly disappeared. Smelled of dark fruits and vinegar notes. Tasted of figs, dates, raisins and other dark fruits. The oak flavors were not as prevalent as I’d hoped but came through late nonetheless. Well carbonated for the style. I’m not a huge sour fan but this was one of the better ones I’ve had.

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Photo of oline73
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at a tasting hosted by finewinemike. Thank you so much to Arenbeer for bringing this bottle. I never thought I would get to try this one. Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish dark amber color. There is a layer of off white head and decent retention.

Smell: Fruity with sweet malt and mild vinegar notes. Acidic and mildly sweet.

Taste: Super tart and a bit fruity. There are some woody notes as well as fruit. The malt balances out the sourness very well. The finish is a bit spicy and sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very tingly carbonation and a finish that is a bit spicy.

Overall: The barrel did good things to this beer. I thought this was a real treat to get to try.

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Photo of ptykozoon
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy light brown. Sedimenty. Lacing on the rim.

Sour and sweet. Cherry, caramel, grape peel.

Complex. Cherries, raisin, maple, brown sugar, light vanilla. Sweet dark fruits basically with the element of mid sour levels.

Sticky sweet finish. Light.

Damn tasty.

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Photo of largadeer
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sandstone. Thanks, Rog.

Pretty much copying my Marron Acidifie review here because the beers are so damn similar. Dark reddish-brown topped by a thin head. Carbonation is low and the body is cloudy and opaque. Tart raspberry/blackberry aroma, very vinous, reminiscent of red wine vinegar. Hay-like funk, reserved acetic sourness with a little brown malt beneath. Guava has a faint presence on the nose, lending a tropical fruit undertone that's pleasant. I can't say that the dates come through much at all. Sharply sour on the tongue, exhibiting a nice balance of acetic and lactic sourness with a lean toward the acetic side. Blackberry fruitiness, subtle guava, integrated oak and some nice vinous dryness in the finish. Very enjoyable, but it's not particularly different than Marron; the fruit adds a very mild layer of flavor.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.57/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Murky copper colored beer with a litle bit of reddish on the sides. Bit of a beige head, some spots left on the sides.

S - Smells a lot like Marron Acidifie but it's not as potent. Some vanilla, dark fruit, a bit of tartness. Nothing real special here.

T - Actually a bit disappointed. I liked Marron Acidifie more, but supposedly they are close to the same beer. Might be because I had that one on tap. Some dark fruit, maybe some guava, little bit of sourness. The flavor is very mild and falls kind of flat.

M - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, could have used some more to liven it up.

O - Just not blown away by this beer. Not tart enough, flavors not distinctive enough, just kind of muddled together and lacking in carbonation.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GregSVT for sharing this bottle at the Flying Saucer Beer Tasting.

The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of dark fruit, with a lot of cherries, cranberries and blackberries. I also get a nice dose of brown sugar and some light tartness.

The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of tart cherries and other dark fruit, as well as some nice oaked notes. I get a little bit of toffee as well as some light sweetness and brown sugar notes. The sweet and sour components go very well together.

The mouthfeel is relatively thin and the carbonation is pretty low. A very nice sour beer.

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Photo of craytonic
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly murky ruby-brown with a small off-white head:

Smell: Muddled dark fruits, I mostly get dates and raisins

Taste: Again, this particular offering is a bit muddled for me. I get mosty dates and raisins, the guava is not wowing me. Medium tartness with a touch of oak. Would be nice if it had a bit more funk

Mouthfeel: medium to full, carbonation is slightly low

Overall: I found the flavors to be a bit messy, with some fine-tuning and focus on the guava it could be very tasty I suppose.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by craytonic. Thanks Matt!

The beer is slightly hazy and appears orange to red in color. The aroma offers a strong lactic and acetic presence with some mildly sweet fruit. Smells like a fruity Flanders ale. The flavor is sour and funky, with some lingering notes of cherries. Moderate carbonation with a funky acetic finish. The feel is a bit rough. A good beer, but not great, I would have this again.

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Photo of DaveJanssen
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 split three ways in la choufe tulips. Thanks to footstones. Reviewed 16 April 2011.

Ar: Nice sour, flemish red type sour profile, raspberry, strong tropical fruit, some darker fruit, winy

Ap: Relatively ghastly, mild coarse white head, fair retention, about the color of cooked rhubarb

T: Acetic acid warmth, fruity, tropical fruit, medium sweetness which the acidity helps balance, light saltiness, somewhat of a cascade beer profile but i like this more, mango/papaya, excellent, fruit, very mild alcohol, strawberry, strong dark dried fruit end (dates), ends abruptly, no raspberry in taste, tangy, leathery, strong winy character, difficult to describe

M: Low carbonation, warming acidity, mildly salty, prickly acid and carbonation, medium body, mild alcohol warmth, rough finish

O: Good, want more funk and less acetic acid, good fruit, pleasant and more complex than many other flemish oriented sours i can think of (dissident, rodenbach), makes sense as an imperial oud bruin, had high expectations that weren't met but it is good.

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Photo of gory4d
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent russet, no real head - just a fizz that fades. The smell is wood, fruit, stone, oak. Taste is heavy on the wood, cider vinegar, minerals, faintly fruity. It's a little too oily and very fizzy; thin. Doesn't quite come together, though it drinks well enough.

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Photo of sweemzander
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Thanks to Matt for sharing with us!

(A)- Pours a cloudy tawny brown color. Some tan froth does show up.

(S)- A nice dry oaky profile up front. Bits of tart fruit and funk.

(T)- Similar to the smell, though it definitely has a sweeter; riper fruit note. Heavier on the oak too with a nice sour profile.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Heavy oak, but a good fruit and tart characters. Superb ABV integration; I would not of guessed it was that high.

(D)- A nice beer. An interesting blend compared to Marron. It was really interesting to have each side by side to compare. This one is definitely fruitier, and sweeter, though I think I still like Marron better overall.

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Photo of jcartamdg
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my bruery tulip. Pours a hazy amber brown with decent carbonation and a paper thin head. Aroma is of oak, tropica fruits and red wine. Taste follows the nose, sweet and sour tastes, acidic but not too much, the oak is there but not in your face. I tried this at the 100 bottle release from ccb and the fruit was more present then. This has aged into a sweeter marron acidife Which isn't a bad thing by any means just different from the fresh. Mouth feel is smooth despite the pucker and acidity. Overall this is one amazing sour that I am glad I kept for myself. I would be the first in line if this was ever released again.

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Photo of cjacobsen
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HUGE thanks to Bay01 for bringing this to GBM!

(A) Deep ruby color. Semi clear throughout. No shifting of hues at the edges. Really no head on it at all.

(S) Fruit and vinegar greet the nose. Some berries and cherry and a hint of orange are wrapped in the tart sourness. Reminded me of Marron Acifidifie a bit.

(T) The fruit greets you big up front. The guava comes through and followed by the berries and cherry that you are aware of. This beer had a bit of funk to offset the sourness and round out the taste. Some vinegar present. Slight booziness and not overly sweet.

(M) It's got a great medium body and the hit is sour but not overwhelming. Carbonation is present in the mouthfeel but not the appearance.

(O) This was a lot like Marron but had that extra little 'something'. Very good and glad I had the chance to try it.

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