Eric’s Ale (Lips Of Faith #3)

22 oz bottle from Green’s on Ponce.
Got lucky with this one. Brickstoredave gave a few of us a blind sample and I (like most others) loved it. I then proceeded to miss the very few bottles that came to GA. A week or so later, apparently a small second wave made it back to the state and I stumbled on to one – lucky me, this is a SUPER beer!
Pour gives lovely clarity from the bottle with plenty lively carbonation out of the bottle that subsides quickly to leave a thin film on the surface. Golden orange reminiscent of lucozade.
Nose gives a combination of mild acidity and mild funk but not hint of the peach juice.
Smooth. Smooth. Light funk, and the dry character is perfectly balanced – not too aggressive at all. Light fruit in the back that i would NOT necessarily associate with peaches, but nevertheless has a certain, mild ester note. Lots of typical, Somerset/Devon scrumpy stuff going on which is the way a great Wild Ale should feel IMO. Rustic and authentic. The apple cider notes increase, ad with them a lovely warming, volatile acidity.
As it warms and as one drinks more, it mellows out further and the beer becomes amazingly drinkable.

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06/18/2010
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bottle
ABV: 7.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 5
Total: 4.48
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