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Make Believe | Hudson Valley Brewery

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4.4/5
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28 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hudson Valley Brewery
New York, United States
hudsonvalleybrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour farmhouse aged in oak wine barrels & dry hopped citra & galaxy.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
28
pDev:
4.09%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Ristaccia
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.18/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluecrow
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-bright, cheery yellow tap pour with some haze and a cm+ of fluff. Brett funk and lemon in the nose. Flavor is tart with citrus and some wine. Each sip calls for another. This very enjoyable brew finishes clean.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Medium gold, a bit foggy. Bubbly white head.

Lactic barnyard, clean citrus, white peach, cape gooseberry. The wine barrel aging really sets everything off.

Very effervescent, light-medium body.

Passionfruit dominates followed by a grapefruit mist, woodsy orange and a delicate peach.

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Photo of dleiner
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alphakitty
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L: light bronze. A touch hazy. Little to no head.

A: lactic acid and stone fruit. Very little funk coming through.

T: apricots, sour peach, sour candy, and dunk overlaying it all. So good.

F: lactic pucker in the best way. Full bodied and creamy.

O: this beer is just absolutely bonkers. Another total winner from Hudson.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Meyers1023
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Malt & Mold. Poured an opagua straw color with tons of bubbles and foamy white head. Good aroma full of funk, lemon zest, and grass. Great flavor, balanced tartness with sweetness and subtly complex. The feel is medium, very effervescent as the look would suggest. This is outstanding! I've heard nothing but great things about the brewery so I had to try it when I saw it. Do the same.

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Photo of dar482
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdfb79
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TomMorris
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of junaman
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WeisGuy
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cavedave
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, almost turbid dark straw color with a slow to relax finger of white foam.

Med./full strangth aroma full of earthy and spicy funk, floral, citrus, rounded tart, sharp sour, very light barnyard, and hints of rotten peaches. Exceptionally enticing.

A well balanced, full flavored presentation of all the flavors of the aroma in a bright and clean presentation that is just staggeringly delicious.

Full bodied, low carb., no resin buildup, killer finish, intersting, complex, and refreshing.

Highest recommendation, one of the finest wild ales this reviewer has tried. Get some if you see it, won't disappoint.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Make Believe from Hudson Valley Brewery
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 28 ratings