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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A Belgian Lambic aged in red wine barrels. Generous amounts of the tart montmorency cherry were added after 12 months of aging. Sour from lactic and acetic acids produced from special wild yeasts. A delicious tart, sour treat.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Bottle shared by pepsican. Many thanks. Poured a clear pinkish orange color. The head consisted a of pinkish white ring. Smelled of cherry, oak, and light red wine vinegar. Highly acidic up front, but mellows toward the end giving way to some some sweet malty cereal grain and honey. I also tasted cherry and a bit of white wine. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Thanks for sharing, pepsican. The body was orange bronze with a bright white head. The aroma was strong lemons with some flowers and ginger. The taste was tart lemons with some bread dough. There was also some lemon cookies. A nice clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2008
Courtesy SoLan, sampled @ redlight. Hazy copper color with a broken white head. Tartness on aroma yields a bit of cherry, but really was more acetic in general. No defined oak character on aroma. Aggressive sourness at first, smoothes out a bit as it warms. Again, a bit of cherry here, but not enough kriek characters here. Interesting but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DietPepsican (1526) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Pours pink with a thin white head. Very tart aroma with cherries underneath as well as butterscotch. Flavor was more tart cherries, butterscotch, and just the slightest bit of funk. Finished very acidic and refreshing. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle shared at Toncatcherís awesome tasting. Pours a pinkish color with a small off-white head. The aroma is funky and tart, with a light nose of sour cherries. The flavor is also overtly sour and tart, with sour grapes in the forefront along with some oak, but the cherry character in the flavor never really gets off the ground. The palate was just a bit thin and the carbonation was lively. The finish was long and tart. Overall: Since I rather like sour, I liked this offering. We tasted the 2005 Cantillion Blabar later in the tasting and I noted many similarities between these two, I think this lambic would fare well at an all sour lambic tasting.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
5-2-08 bottle
Red orange semi clear pour. Smell is cat urine and sour tart funk. Yes, this is tart. However, there is really no flavor. The first drink - you get tart and then the more I really try and break down the flavors - there is nothing there. The palate is really thin and the body is very watery - there is nothing there really aside from the tartness that isnít amazingly bold. There is a rubbing alcohol effect present in the finish. The big smell doesnít match the lame flavor which doesnt match the thin palate. Overall, not harmonious.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Pours a thin reddish, almost rosy pink color. Smell is lightly creamy butterscotch and sour cherry. Taste is thin and tart cherries. Definitely shows sign of tartness, but still feels overly simplistic, like thin juice, and doesnít have any funky complexity or anything. A certain amount of acidity and dryness in the finish as well, but also has a faint buttery finish to it, perhaps from the diacetyl, too. While this wasnít bad, I didnít enjoy it as much as Iíd hope considering the price.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (866) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Ruby brown barrel aged cherry sour beauty with so much intrigue and loveliness and balance that I oh so much need to try it again la de da.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle purchased at the brewery and shared with some other guy. Awesome attempt of a sour ale. Good going Alpine. Keep it up. You are just scratching the surface of a style that needs more representation in the US market. Loved it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 Non infected re-rate a bottle from Chris, thanks for giving me the oppurtunity to do this justice. 8th rating of this brew, shared with bikesanbeer to congratulate him on grad school stuff. Pours surprisingly ilght pink with a bright white head. It looks a little like fruit punch. Sour tart nose with big punches of dyacetal, that nasty nose of gross buttered popcorn. Thankfully it is only on the back end in the taste. Nice big cherry tartness on the front end and some nice other characteristics. Some of the oakness comes through as well, and each sip leaves less present diacetal in my mouth but when the beer leaves my mouth its all thats left. The good parts of this beer are exciting the bad parts are severely disappointing. Without the diacetal it would probably really shine, with it there are some clouds obscuring a bright sun. I hope that Alpine doesnít take this as their only shot at this style and goes for broke on more endeavors.


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