Minotaur | The Ale Apothecary

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15 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Ale Apothecary
Oregon, United States
thealeapothecary.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.67%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild Ale Aged in Wine and Bourbon Barrels with Blackberries.

Added by rudzud on 10-09-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
15
Reviews:
2
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
12.08%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of taospowder
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of riles4riles
4.79/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.9/5  rDev -30%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerBucks
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at the Culmination Festival, August 20, 2016.

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Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of John_M
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured at the 16 tons/Eugene beer week event yesterday.

The beer pours an attractive reddish brown color, with good head retention and lacing. Both on the nose and palate, this beer is extremely vinous and complex, with underlying notes of chocolate brownie, light vanilla, light bourbon, brown sugar, blackberries and light molasses. There's definitely a lot going on in this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the finish is fairly tart (but not overly so). Alcohol is very well integrated into this beer, but even so, it was slow going with this beer (it's definitely a sipper).

A very interesting beer, but probably not something I'd want to order all that often.

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Photo of Sir_Whats-his-face
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at an event.

An extremely complex sour that smells incredible. The flavor is very bold, with the bourbon and wine characteristics blending very nicely. I don't know the ABV, but it tasted big- not boozy, mind you, but big all the same. That said this beer would had to have been otherworldly to justify its $45 price tag. If it were half the price, I'd recommend it more highly, though it would still be in stiff competition with less expensive but no less renown sours from breweries like De Garde. Though I will say it was definitely worth the $8 I spent on a glass.

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Minotaur from The Ale Apothecary
4.14 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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