Symbiosis
Speciation Artisan Ales

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
7.3%
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Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 2.76%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Speciation Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
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SymbiosisSymbiosis
Notes: Foeder Aged Solera Sour w/ Watermelon, Ancho Chili, Salt, & Lime.
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4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 6/2019. Pours lightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with very poor retention, that reduces to nothing nearly instantly. No lacing, some clinging bubbles and streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy limes, citrus peel/zest, watermelon, cucumber, fruit skin/seed, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of chili pepper, smoke, leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of watermelon, lime, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, salt, moderate pale/wheat malts, and light Ancho chili notes; with big strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy limes, citrus peel/zest, watermelon, cucumber, fruit skin/seed, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of chili pepper, smoke, leathery/musty/lacto funk, white wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; light sourness, zesty bitterness, and chili/Brett/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy limes, citrus peel/zest, watermelon, cucumber, fruit skin/seed, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, oak, sea salt, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light pepper/leathery/musty/lacto funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of watermelon, lime, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, salt, moderate pale/wheat malts, and light Ancho chili flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness, and tangy fruit balance; with minimal puckering flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, and moderately creamy, grainy, acidic, tangy, tannic, saline balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming 7.3% or chili heat after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruited sour/wind ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of watermelon, lime, fruity/funky/acidic yeast, salt, moderate pale/wheat malts, and light Ancho chili flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean to drink with the moderately acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic/salty. Fantastic balance of big juicy fruits, and Brett/bacteria complexity; great oak foeder presence, and nice pale/wheat malts against acidity. Zero residual sweetness with crisp acidic/tangy dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected. Was hoping for more Ancho Chili presence, though.

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4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy gold with a two finger fizzy white head. The recedes quickly leaving a thin a ring. Very little lacing.

S - Aroma is watermelon, lime and salt.

T - The taste is watermelon, lime, lemon, salt, cracker and very light light chilli heat in the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a light crisp finish.

O - Very tasty. The watermelon and lime are an awesome combination with the ancho chilli adding the slightest amount of heat in the finish.

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Symbiosis from Speciation Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4 ratings