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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brown Ale aged in Stainless on fresh Montmorency Cherries for 2 years.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3898) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Sampled at the mekong beers gone wild tasting. Pretty much what you would expect. Tart aroma and flavor and just a pleasant blend of cherry. Not fake. Not merichino. Just wonderfully balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On draft at Monk’s Cafe. The pour was orange-ruby colored (much lighter than anything brown) with a nice initial head that thinned quickly. The aroma was tart cherries, some bret. The flavor followed, tart was tame but present, finishing each sip with a little zing. Dusty aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light, moderate carbonation. A nice sour if you like the drinkable ones vs. those that give you the: puckerup and pretend you enjoy the whole glass even though the hair stands up all over your body for up to an hour afterwards.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2012
On draft at Barcade. Pours a cloudy reddish amber. Aroma is sour cherries with a little wild yeast funk. Taste is tart cherries, sweet malt, with a little funk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Beautiful copper color and a thin white head. Nice cherry/funk aroma and that perfect sour hit to the palate. Pair this with mussels (or cook the mussels in the beer)... Perfection. Once again, Allagash nails a sour ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
12 oz. bottle

Appearance: Pours a bright copper with absolutely no head.

Aroma: Classic kriek. Cherry pie, funk. Swimming pool.

Taste: Sharp cheesy yeast, tart cherry, ever so slightky toasted malt. Alcohol well masked.

Mouthfeel: Thin side of medium. High carbonation. Puckering.

Overall: This was tasty, and not alcoholic at all for being 8%. I think I liked this better than the two cherry Coolships.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle from hbmason...thanks Tim! - Pours rosy amber with lots of cascading bubbles up to a thin foamy light tan head. Nice tart cherry nose, SweetTarts, metal, light dry malt, funky Bretty yeast with just a hint of plastic. Taste has a bit more plastic, with a dry, bitter tart malt, muted dry cherries, a bit of mineral, and a long bitter finish. Lots of carbonation, and really puckering. A little too bitter for my tastes, but this was still worth a drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2012
On draft at App Vintner. Cloudy orange. Nice sour, tart flavor without being overly so. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2324) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
sweet and lightly sour cherries muddled a litlle with mushroom. some alcohol and a touch of turpentine in malt. hop bitterness more pepper like in the mouthfeel. sweetens out after some time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4002) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Tap at Sam’s in Durham. I ordered a glass for $7 and didn’t realize they were going to pour me a huge ass glass. I was trying to go in and out of the store. oh well. This was pretty good. Dark reddish, black cherry color, with a large foamy off-white head. Notes of sour black cherry, earthy, yeasty funk. A little muddled and watery when compared to the big boys.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2444) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 10, 2012
On draft at Novare Res for Gasharoo... Pours a ruby copper color with a three finger fluffy head that laces out fairly quickly. Aromas are very earthy, fresh compost, black tea and a hint of sour cherries. The flavors are very similar with a lot of earthy dusty, mushroom flavors that are brightened up with a touch of the sour cherry acidity and a hint of bitter sweetness on the finish.


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