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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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NOTE: Released at the Summer 2008 Michigan Brewers Guild fest as "Cherry Popping Dannyís Sour Fruit Beer"

This is our Tripel recipe re-fermented with tart cherries from Michigan then aged in an oak barrel with a wild yeast strain for a complex flavor that complements the cherries. 8.5% ABV


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2008
From a 12oz Bottle. Courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Mostly transparent, pale pink color with a thin ring of wispy white head. Mildly acetic nose with hints of cherry sweetness and a drier, skin tannin character. Some sweeter apricot and apple fruit notes also come through. Some acetone character noted, but not dominant. Light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a moderate acidity. Flavors of tart cherries up front on the palate, along with some chewy skin tannins. The cherry flavors are could be a bit stronger, but their restrained presence allows the raw sour characters to show through nicely. The flavors seem much less acetic than the nose suggests, with only a mild acetone presence working its way into the finish. Certainly more tart than vinegary. Finishes a bit thin, with some husky, cereal grain flavors lingering in the final smack. Overall, a very respectable sour cherry beer. I especially like the initial flavor, but could do with a bit less huskiness in the finish. Thanks for the rare treat, Tom!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2008 MiBGF (Cherry Popping Danny’s): Coppery hue with reddish tones and a minimal lace. The aroma has notes of tart cherries, lacto funk, vinegar, oak, and dusty yeast vapours. The taste starts with a nice sour bite and fruity tone followed by some barnyard tones. Biscuity and wheat notes all about the palate. Oaky and nutty towards the finish. The mouth feel is sprite and very refreshing. Very very nice brew, my 3rd best of day 1.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at MBG summer fest 08’. Poured a dark pink color. Aroma is nice tart cherries, tart and funky. Flavor is more funk, vanilla, tart cherries, nice wood with a great finish that lasted and made you want to drink more. This was another huge surprise from Big Rock, who seems to be putting together a great sour program. This was one of my top few at the fest.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at MIBGSF 08. Pours a rose like color with a small white head. Aroma is funk, tart cherries, oak. Flavor is again funk, tart cherries, oak, hints of vanilla, green apple. Palate is medium to light, medium carbonation, finished refreshingly tart and acidic. This was fantastic and probably my biggest surprise of the fest!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 9, 2008
12oz Bottle. Nice krieked sour ale aroma, rich brett cherry pie, and creamy wildness. Great funk and cherry. Great! Pours a clearish rose colored, with water-colored fringe. Not much head. Flavor is nuts. Iíve never seen cherry this complex. An amazing run of cherry juice, deep pie crust, and an intense rich almond I would never have imagined that I would seen in the beer. Subdued sweetness and light funk. Finishes on this incredible, distinct white chocolate flavor. A touch of oak. Amazing mix of fruit, malt, barrel and alcohol. Intense! Brett funk melds so well. Carbonation works well. Vanilla makes an incredible fruit flavor. Tremendous balance, great barrel, great fruit, awesome flavor and the right level of funk. Soft and not harsh, which makes it amazing. Woo hoo! Thanks Sean!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle at the pre-DLD hotel tasting thanks to artusory! Poured translucent pinky-amber with a light ring of white head. The aroma had a nice sour appeal with cherry skins, vinegar, and some grassy notes.. the back picked up some green apple and a hit of oak. The flavor found dry, dusty cherry skins with some grains and green apples.. mostly sour with nice balance, but not much traditional tripel character (Iíd classify it more along the lines of sour ale).. reminded me of New Glarus Unplugged Belgian Quad. Tart and puckering on the palate, but not to the extent of Cantillon or Russian River.. overall dry and refreshing with the alcohol coming through later. Solid stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
12oz bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a hazy, dark watermelon color; minimal head formation. Cherry / red fruit juice, a touch of tartness, and plenty of fruitiness in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: chewy, sugary cherry / watermelon juice, some fruity tartness with a touch of citrus and basic sugar; drinkable, mildly tart fruit beer. Medium finish, showing sugar, fruit juice, and cherries.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2008
Aroma is acedic, sweet cherry, with some malt backbone. Taste is sweet cherry, some pine, more cherry. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4414) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2007
On tap: The aroma is rather strange for a Tripel. It consists of cherry and faint apple, but also a piney quality to it that seems out of place. Itís a reddish-orange with a small white ring for a head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cherries that quickly fades to sour cherry. The finish has some mild pineyness and moderate alcohol.


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