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Cauldron

July, 2017
Judges Rating: 
90
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
37 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
8 / 10
Overall Impression: 
18 / 20

This beer was reviewed as a BJCP 28C, Wild Specialty Ale. This smells like a rich, moist, dark tart cherry cake with some figs and dates, spice, and a hint of wet horse blanket and oak. It is a lightly red tinted brown in the glass under a moderate light tan cap with fair retention. The beer has a mild cherry tartness seasoned with vanilla, a faint hint of butter, dark dried fruit, a range of spices, and oak. The fruit and sour are more prominent than the malt. The oak balance is outrageously good with tart and tannin matching perfectly.The beer stands out because of its feel. It starts medium light with medium high carbonation and a very mousse-like creamy feel and then the oak hits with a drying astringency. A truly superlative beer.

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