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Halloween Day by Day: Wild Ambition Cadaver Synod


The leaves are falling from the trees in orange flakes as the grey clouds overhead tickle our cheeks with raindrops and the chilly fingers of Autumn's breeze.

Every sensation is being savored as I sit on my balcony, puffing my old style pipe, and enjoying a tip and sip...

The label for Wild Ambition's Cadaver Synod is a simple and elegant as the one for their Blending In brew.  The earthy brown background with it's subtle floral pattern meshes and contrasts beautifully with the cracked and broken skeletal hand reaching across the ground.  Just a wonderful moody, and atmospheric design.  The off white wax used to seal the bottle is easier to remove than most I've had as well- which was nice.

This brew has a deep, dark cherry colour to it that fits perfectly with the colour scheme of the label.  The depths are shadowy and mysterious- almost like a veil only hinting at the unearthly possibilities on the other side.  I was able to lose myself in the shifting shadows and colour for awhile as I contemplated the melancholy deep within the heart of Autumn.

The first sip was a soft and gently tart tickle- almost like the silky whisper of the breeze in the tree on a moonlit night.  I chased that whisper with each sip, lost in the depths of a forest of thought and fields of memory.  But, alas- I wasn't able to catch whisper, as the bottle- like all good things, came to an end.

This is the first time a beer left me surprised that I was finished, and that haunted me for a time afterwards.  I want to hear that gentle whisper again, and to be lured into the soft ghostly world of contemplation and meditation.  I will be seeking out this "Good".


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