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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7488) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Draft. Rich amber beer with low head. Tart and light sour aroma. Sour and light barrel flavor with light acetic notes and light dark fruit. Medium bodied. Sour and light acetic notes linger with light oak.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4211) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2015
$13 10 oz draught at Luluís on 3/28/15
Copper-auburn with some cola tints. Medium-high clarity with a smattering of small off-white head that recedes to a ring.
Lovely mix of acetic acid and tart fruits in the nose. Almost smells like there are berries in here (there arent). Strawberries, balsamic vinegar, light marmalade and a touch of cellar mustiness. No hops or alcohol, no flaws apparent. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma.
Tart and acetic, though I like that itís not a mouthful of vinegar. To match the relatively light acetic notes, the beer is quite dry, with a glassy, almost hard texture from the malts that is broken up somewhat by the carbonation but still reveals only a medium body at best (which is fine). Berries, citrus rind, cherryskin, and very light biscuity malt notes all are in balance. Nothing flashy here and I like the (relatively) lower alcohol content. This is not an oud bruin (not that itís trying to be) but more of a lighthearted American sour red ale. But for the insane price tag, would drink again very readily. A bit of iron/metal noted on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/15/15] Draught at Noc Noc in San Francisco. Rather clear copper. Sour aroma with vinegar, cherries and funk. Sour and slightly sweetish flavor with vinegar, fruit and cookies. Medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3944) - 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 (53) - 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 (7655) - 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 (9323) - 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 (3266) - 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 (321) - 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


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