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Brewed by:
Epic Ales
Washington, United States
epicales.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by distantmantra on 07-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
9.75%
 
 
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5
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The last bottle opened at tonight's tasting... Thanks Jeremy... tannish head atop a slightly hazed deep amber.

Slightly acetic with good cherry fruitiness... a bit phenolic with some good pepper... a bit vinous.

Flavor is nice... slight roasty element with sour cherry and grape skin... interesting, but still pretty one dimensional ... pepper builds with warmth..

I actually dig this one... Jeremy and Sammy dogged it pretty hard, but I think it is a good jumping off point for sours.

All 3.5's ... Thanks Jeremy.

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Photo of bschinelli
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this shipped from a trip to the PNW, Poured coppery brown into a Belgian ale glass, foaming up a couple of inches, but quickly dissipating. It did leave a little lacing. For an aroma, I could get caramel, some grass, and a lot of pepper. The initial taste started malty, overwhelmingly so, then sourness, finally a lot of pepper. Overall, not a bad experiment. I liked it, but wouldn't feel the need to buy it again.

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Photo of Sky2625
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to an 8 oz tulip at Epic Ales tasting room (this review from my notes taken on 7/02/11).

Brewer noted the use of peppercorns, Vienna and Pale malts, as well as a chopped-up Cab Franc barrel.

A - Poured a clear dark red/orange with a 2-finger medium bubble tan head, that slowly dissipated to a small off-white head.

S - Rosy and floral scent, but mixed with a bit of tanginess/sourness, ending with a peppery finish.

T - Initiall spicy, the flavor transitions to a sour ale bite. Subtly briny.

M - Low carbonation, and smooth. Light to medium body.

D - An interesting dark brown and peppery sour ale. Probably great for pairing with food and slowly savored, but not to be used as a refreshing thirst-quencher.

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Photo of distantmantra
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into 8 oz. tulip at the Epic Ale's taproom. July 2nd, 2011.

30% Vienna Malt, 70% Pale. According to the brewer, the plan was to age the beer in a Cab Franc barrel, but the beer instead has been aged with a chopped up Cab France barrel in it.

A: Dark brown ruby red. Thing tan head of foam.

S: Smoky champagne aroma.

T: Sour champagne with some caramel malt.

M: Sweet, low carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable sour. I purchased a bottle that day, so expect more thoughts on this beer in the future.

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Tom from Epic Ales
3.59 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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