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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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NOTE: Released at the Summer 2008 Michigan Brewers Guild fest as "Cherry Popping Danny’s 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


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of dmschefke. Pours mahogany/copper with a thin white head. Smells of residual sugar, cherries, oak. Tastes of tarte cherries, some dry oak, some elements of a Belgian tripel. Nice tarte funky finish. Excellent beer and very lambic-like!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
(12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours a ruby red grapefruit color with some bubbles. Nose is sour cherry, vinegar, slightly floral and some spices. Quite complex. Taste is more one dimensional but superb, rainier cherries, spices and has a delicious finish. This is a fantastic tasting beer, I loved it and want more as soon as possible.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Thanks to Azurelimits for sharing this at a recent tasting. A: Pours a bright off-pink with a nice head. Great color with this one. S: Tart, sour cherries alongside some citrus, a bit of funk, and some lactic sourness. T: The cherries are in perfect balance between the sweet and sour aspects of the taste spectrum. A nice dryness coming in there as well along with some watermelon Jolly Rancher characteristics. M: Thin and pretty dry. Good carbonation. D: Very nice and drinkable. I’ll definitely be making a stop at Big Rock when I’m up in Michigan Memorial Day weekend. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-03-2010

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3178) - 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. I’ve 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!

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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
12oz bottle. Beautiful pour, orange-ish pink with a small off pink head. Nice nose of semi tart cherries, and some Belgian yeast. Nice sweet and semi tart cherry flavors with some faint citrus. Medium dense on the palate, damn tasty!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2489) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Another awesome bottle shared by Sean at 3F. Cloudy light brown pour with a white head. Sour cherry aromas. Outstanding with sour cherry , vanilla, and oak notes. Wow, what a freaking good fruit beer......

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!!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009 Big thanks to ogglethorp. Pours a hazy, almost glowing ruby orange with a thin white head, leaving spots and streaks of a white lacing. First whiff is a really pleasant wave of sour funk, but the aroma fades rapidly. Flavor begins with a lot of tart fruit, cherry, green apple, and a little grapefruit. This sourness lasts through the whole tasting, but midway through, the earth, wood, sweet vanilla, and creamy funk from the barrel and wild yeast set in. Definitely one of the funkier beers I’ve tasted. Lingering funk and cherries. Thin to medium body, pleasantly effervescent, lingering creamy sensation that goes along with the funk.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle from EDA, shared with some folks, thanks Mike. Darkish orange red pour with a small, fizzy head. Tart cherry and sweaty malts dominate the aroma, some menthol, some wheat. Vanilla, oat, bubblegum... this actually smells great, very complex, the more I smell it the more I get out of it. Flavor is funky up front, sour cherry in the middle, with a nice maltiness lurking in the finish. Sweetish and rich, tons of vanilla oak, really quite delicious especially as it warms.


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