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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 268   ABV: 8.94%
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This NW style sour ale features blonds and triples aged on oak for 18 to 24 months, then additionally aged for 12 months on raspberries and apricot noyaux.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (6453) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
75cl bottle via Beer Gonzo. It pours a clean orange color with a small white head. Aroma is tangy acidic with notes of lemon juice, melon, red berries, barnyard funk. Taste is also acidic and tart with loads of lemon juice notes, apricots, horse blanket, light tart cherries and apricots. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4663) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2014 vintage bottling, 9.29%. Pours slight hazy deep orange/light copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big sour raspberry, peach, apricot, lemon, green apple, white wine, toasted oak, almond, leather, hay, straw, and musty funk; with lighter notes of brown sugar, caramel, oaken vanilla, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour raspberry, peach, apricot, lemon, green apple, white wine, toasted oak, almond, leather, hay, straw, and musty funk; with lighter notes of brown sugar, caramel, oaken vanilla, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/lactic sourness and light yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour raspberry, peach, apricot, lemon, green apple, white wine, toasted oak, almond, leather, hay, straw, musty funk, caramel, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/sourness balance; with zero astringency and minimal puckering after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from acidity/sourness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, acidic, fairly creamy/grainy, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an amazing fruited sour ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, fruit, oak barrel, and moderate malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, despite the big sourness and ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11501) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2016
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured an amber color with a white head. Fruity, wood, berries, apricots, and a nice tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (15277) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle, 9.29%. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, raspberries, oak, wood, funk and brett. Flavour is malt, oak, wood, funk, notes of raspberries, dry, sour, little lemon, vinegar, fruit and a little bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Hazy amber red with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood, raspberries and barnyard. Flavor is quite sweet and very acidic. Dry and very acidic finish. 030916

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours Slightly hazy golden orange with an offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of malt, wood, oak, tart fruit, ripe apricot, raspberries. Flavor is sour, tart fruity, malt, apricot, raspberry, wood, tart oak, wine grapes. Medium body, average to lively carbonation, dry and acidic fruity finish. Alcohol is very well hidden for the ABV, 030916

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16771) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are lactose acid, fruits, berries, malt, brett, hops and has a nice sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (835) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle split with jamesy on 7/16/16. This does so many different things so well. The underlying beer is really complex, with a pretty puckering sourness thatís also balanced by a long time aging in the barrel. But itís the additional raspberry and apricot infusion that really elevates everything. The berries add a straightforward "fruity" flavor and a great reddish tint, and the apricot accentuates the crispness and the dryness of the base beer. Phenomenal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3930) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at Bar Gernika. Thanks Jared. Sour not my favorite, but Cascade always rocks. Berries and pit fruit combine beautifully, ad always a mellow sour vibe. Just gorgeous.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Dougís house for the Epic Peach and Apricot debacle of a tasting that happened on July 9. The pour is a dirty rusty color with a small gray head that falls down with no lace. The aroma is more raspberry up front with a nice apricot and a strong funkiness. There is a little lemon present as well. The flavor is similar. There is a nice funky tart berry and peach combo that offers a little vinousness. The mouth feel is a little heavy for what Iíd like to see in a sour, and itís relatively well carbonated. The aftertaste is all fruit and funk on the back end. This is a pretty interesting way to start the tasting off!


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