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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Pours ruby red with a small pink head. The smeel is very yeasty, not much fruit but there is hints of cherry and grape with some hay. The taste is sweet with a great tart balance. The mouthfeel is soft and delicate, medium body and a long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2013
A friend of mine picked this up at the brewery. Thanks bud. Pours a very pretty sharp clean ruby red with a thin and short lived fizzy pink head. The nose walks a thin line between bourbon/kriek and sweaty feet/cheese. There are definitely some raw funky aromatics coming through and some of those arenít super desirable. Flavor is nice enough, donít taste what I smell necessarily. A lively acidity that borders on puckering and notes of pie cherry and a hint of spice come through. Light bodied and crisp, an interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a translucent red with a large head of pink foam. Aroma is vinegar and cherries with an odd footy note. Taste is thankfully much more pleasant as the cherries and tartness come through nicely. A nice, puckering kriek.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with a light pink head. The aroma is a little odd to me with notes of swiss cheese and cherry. Not the most appealling note but here goes. Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Cherry flavors upfront mixed with the aforementioned cheese notes. Minimal barrel. Different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a clear ruby color with a minimal to average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart cherry aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sour finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6367) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 750ml bottle, shared by b3shine. Clear red color, minimal white / pink head. Couple dots of lace. Yeah, kind of a funky bleu cheese nose.. In a cherry jam sauce. Light / medium body, light carbonation. Tart taste. Interesting, cheesy aroma. Strange, but pretty nice. Iím actually digging that funky cheesiness. 7 / 4 / 7 / 3 / 13

Re-rate, 3/10/13: 750 ml bottle, shared by brew3crew. Funky light blue-cheesiness. Cherry. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Good tart taste. Very cool to enjoy on a nice warm late-winter afternoon outside.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a clear reddish amber color with some sparse bubbles. Nose is a big dose of stinky cheese that was not very pleasing and dominated the vinous and tart fruit that was trying to peak through. The flavor had some of the tart fruit, vinous, wood that I would have expected with some of the stinky cheese. It was hard to get through my taste; not for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
bottle thanks beau. pours cranberry red with quick fading head. aroma of blue cheese and cherries. taste is tangy and tart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bomber to snifter. Looks good; a semi-transparent cherry with white lacing. Smells of cherry juice and cheese. Tastes like it smells with some red wine notes. Nice on the palate. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Thanks Adam for sending this. Enjoyed at 55F on my GFís birthday in a wine glass.

A - Ruby red in the glass, 2 finger head that faded to nothing. No sediment or cloudiness.

S - Smells like cough medicine with cherry flavoring added

T - Tart almost jolly rancher taste up front. Middle is astringent medicine like Robitussin and the finish is semi-sweet melon and cranberry taste with a hint of cherries.

M - Medium body and medium carbonation

O - Alpine is great and I was hoping this beer would be great but itís not. Itís drinkable but not what I was expecting.



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