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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Released from Foeder Number Two, this spontaneously fermented red ale has a tart apricot aroma, toasty malt and wheat flavors balanced by tart acidity, and a pleasantly malty finish.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3331) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Tap at Pine Box, Seattle. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, hints of wood and some sweetness. Very nice American style sour.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Orion1800 (52) - Piedmont, California, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Good sour, dry and crisp. Light bodied and delightful sour finish. Not overly fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6272) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Malty sour ketchup notes. Clear copper with almost no head. Balsamic acidic tartness, cherry and and Lind tart finish. Lots of tartness but refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7792) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
On tap at Apex, pours a cloudy amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out light balsamic, tart red fruits, and a light earthiness. Flavour is very very tart, with sour red fruits, balsamic vinegar and light funk - low acidity but high vinegar. Works really well for what it is. Finishes almost brutally sour.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
biertwit (2) - - FEB 6, 2015 does not count
Pours classic sour red-brown look with minimal head, more like wine or cider. Hints of sour pucker dried fruit aroma. Super satisfying flavor. Intense California style sour, blows other American sours out of the water with just the right amount of malty berry flavors to balance out the tart punch. This is wild west coast yeast at its finest.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Draft at Beer Authority, Seattle. Reddish, warm brown, ring head. Bright flanders red style aroma, big puckering raspberry. Very juicy. Quite tart, perhaps over the top. Quite Nice

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maddmatt639 (310) - Pacifica, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
No retention and no lacing. Smells of sours fruits and sour patch kids. Tastes of tart fruit, sweet tarts and apricot. Sour aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Initially very tart, but flavours melow nicely. Very enjoyable for a session.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (847) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
On tap @ Bear Republic. Pours slightly hazy dark copper with slight reddish tint and no head whatsoever. Aroma is medium caramel malt, overtaken by huge sour notes, then a light earthy funky flavor on the back. Taste is sweet crisp caramel malt, sharply sour pucker that fades mildly. Very potent flavor for a mild abv. Nice sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11796) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark translucent copper with little head. Aroma of sour reddish fruits. Med body or nearly. Flavor is quite tart and to me suggests red berries or cherries. Mouth shrinking. Finishes very dry and very tart/sour.


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