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RATINGS: 82   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a hazy red color with a large head. Good head retention. Aroma of cherries, citrus, herbal and vegetal notes and a bit of earthiness. The taste is tart cherries, cherry pie filling, herbal notes and faint caramel malts. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3363) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy amber with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, cereal and cookie malt, floral hops, and light oak. Flavor is balanced malt and sour fruit esters with faint hops; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Tap at Samís in Durham. I ordered a glass for $7 and didnít 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10595) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, cherries, wood and tart. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 091112

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10792) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 8% @ FOneFan. Clear amber/orange with no head. Aroma is malt, cherries, tart and a little acetone. Flavour is malt, cherries, little acetone, sour, fruit, medium dry, wood and a little oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 375ml @ fonefan
Pours cloudy golden with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, tart, vinegar, cherries and hint of acetone. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a fruity, dry and sour finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2666) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Draft. Lightly hazed amber body, medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, funk. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some wood, light sourness. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2012
When put up to the nose this one is pretty damn nice. Itís a nice sourness, not over the top, and the cherries come through really nicely. But both the fiance and I agreed that the taste was rather lacking. The really nice sourness and cherries were there but it was just really really light and faded away really fast off the palette. I just kept on drinking and drinking it hoping it would all add up but it didnít. I really just wanted a bit more from this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2012
12.7oz bottle picked up at the brewery in Portland, ME. Bottled in November 2011. Pours a murky, orange-amber colored body with a thin, fizzy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is dry brett and dusty funk with a moderate cherry tartness. The cherries give off just a slight sweetness as well. A very light biscuit malt behind the funk and cherries with some acidity and earth. Flavor is similar. Dry brett, dusty yeast funk, and a slight earthiness up front before some cherries come in with a moderate tartness and a touch of sweetness. Again, a very light biscuity malt backing comes in towards the end with some acidity and a bit of a floral fruitiness. Finishes very dry and bretty with lots of dusty funk and a moderate cherry tartness. Some earthiness as well before leaving a medium length aftertaste and a slight alcohol warmth. Light body and a somewhat fizzy carbonation. Overall, I was expecting more, but this wasnít bad. Not overly complex IMO with more dusty funk and dry brett than cherry tartness. A slight malt note behind everything with a light body and a nice dryness. Glad to have tried.


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