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The Bruery "Tart of Darkness"
The Bruery - Placentia, California USA
Wild Ale (ABV 5.6%)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 9/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a very dark brown with a ruby hue making it look almost dark purple, and had an average (1-2 finger) light tan fizzy head that dissipated in seconds and left behind virtually no lacing.

The aroma was rather tart right up front along with some chocolate malts and a musty sour Brett yeast with notes of dark chocolate, berries, a slight red wine odor and a bit of cask.

The taste was very tart from the get go with a slightly sweet roasty taste and a hint of chocolate that almost went unnoticed, and then became very sour and extremely fruity which lasted pretty much throughout with a mild woody taste at the very end. The flavor hung around for an average duration following the swallow, with a fruity roasty tartness fading away at a slow steady pace.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a mildly soft carbonation.

Overall this is a brew that is not for everyone, but if you enjoy a good Sour Ale with a really dark side this one is for you. I found it to be exceptionally tasty and quite sour with a really smooth drinkability. I am definitely getting more of this before I no longer can....

Sampled: 12/17/2012
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