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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Tasted 4/26/08. Draft at the Eccentric Cafe. Hazy with a dark amber hue. Trace head. Aromas of Vanilla and cookie dough. Tart with red berry aromas. Touch smokey wood. Medium bodied and tart and sour. Woody character. Long sticky finish. Berry notes. Cranberry black cherry and raspberry. Moderately sour. Tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Apple cider and some oaky stuff here maybe the comingling of vanilla oak and sweetness present a false hint of bourbon. ... not bad... a mild sour jab... not an overwhelming punch

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 30, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2011 Amber/red with a light tan head. First whiffs are strong oak wood with some tart berry fruits. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Spot on sour flavors here with mildly sweet caramel, then tart berry fruits with sweaty oak and a cellar mustiness, fairly complex. A nice lingering finish is only mildly sour. The only beer at the cafeí that i had seconds of, very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
Draft @ Bellís. Pours a hazy, deep peachy orange color; off-white head with glistening, fine-bubbled lacing; gorgeous lacing. Pleasant amounts of tart, pitty red fruits (strawberries, cherries), lemon rinds, red fruit leather, fermented apple juice (pretty dominant), and some funk; interesting little sour beer. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lively carbonation, with tart peaches and cherries and strawberries; fruit leather; a touch of warming oak underneath; intricate, with some pleasantly sharp edges; tasty sour beer. Lengthy finish, showing some breadiness, tart cherries and peaches, and pitty red fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
Was surprised to see something like this at Bells. Red Fruit,almost punch like aroma, little indications that this may have some tarness to it. I had no idea about the style before I tried it. Taste was highlighted by a tart cheery raspberry fruitiness, soon to become more sour then tart,sweetness always around, alcohol is evident in a sweet strong way. A lot like Duchesse,not quite as sweet. Everyone at the table liked it

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Dark amber/brown body with a tiny off-white head. The nose is relatively light - lightly sweet with caramel, light cherry, blackberry and lots of oaky vanilla. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly sour with toffee, grapes, cherry, oak and apple. Medium body is soft with light carbonation and a tart and tannic finish. Nice and interesting coming from Bells.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Draft: Poured at the Eccentric Cafe is this pale/light reddish hued brew. Medium sized, rocky white head, very tingly. Aroma of berries, funk and vinegar. Very tart, sour funk taste with subtle berry notes and some woodsiness coming through as well. This was my second sour ale and I was not displeased whatsoever.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Draft at Eccentric Cafe. Served in a tulip glass. Poured a hazy brown color with a faint reddish hue. The head was foamy and off white with good retention and lacing. It smelled of sour fruits, especially cherry. medium bodied with mouth puckering acidity on the tongue that peaked at about 6-7 out of 10. The flavor was dominated by sour fruit, particularly cherry and a bit of apple. There may have been some oak as well. Malty caramel and molasses peeked through in the middle bringing some delicate sweetness with them. The finish was tart with some lingering light brown sugar. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Poured a reddish brown into a snifter. Smelled nice, juicy and sour, leaving me to wonder what the taste would be. Taste was sour funk, fairly potent but also fairly drinkable, distant fruits, berries soaked in vinegar, maybe a touch of citrus. I thought this was rather nice, fairly sour but nothing to mouth puckering. A little underplayed and one dimensional but a nice effort nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2007
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Murky red-brown body, thin-medium tight off-white head. Bellís didnít mess around with the funk here; the beer is as sour and moldy as one could hope for, featuring wet socks, bile, and stomach acid, but in an oh-so-pleasant way. Also some musky dark fruit notes and molded wet hay. The funk reminds me of New Glarus Sour Brown, but the base beer that lurks beneath the sour yeast notes is pretty basic and could have lent more to the sum. Rather quick, watery finish with lingering wet hay notes. See also Stineís review.


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