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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sour characteristics come to the fore in this release, foreshadowed by the tart, winey aroma. Notes of cherry, chocolate, olive brine, and leather give way to a subtle hint of funk and a dry, clean finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth fruity and mild citric. Fruity, citric and smooth fruity. Light citric and tart finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2012
19th October 2012
THE Sour and Saison tasting. Hazy amber beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate, a little dry and soft. Cherry vinegar sourness and a little lemon acid. Not too severe but could not drink much of this!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle courtesy of RobertDale, thank you sir! Hazy caramel color, large tan head that settles quickly. Aroma of sour plums, grapes. Taste is peaches in white wine, apricot. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle at THE Sour and Saison Tasting, London. Pours hazy, brown-gold with a light, white foam head. Some sweet, bready malts in the nose, light tang. Medium sweet flavor with some vinegar character, light leather and ripe berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately dry to finish with light warmth, some more leather, brown bread, light vinegar, berries. Good, biting tartness in here, with some lovely nuance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Hazy amber in color with a tall off-white head and high carbonation. An interesting nose. Raspberry, lemon, grass, and leather. A bit of oak and red wine vinegar, maybe some alcohol. The flavor is somewhat acetic and extremely dry. Lots of leather and oak, a bit of grass/straw, and some red wine vinegar. Lightly fruity with some lemon zest and berry notes. As with the nose, a little bit of alcohol heat. Just okay in my book.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
750mL bottle, pours a hazy orangey amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of sour red fruits, a little vinegar, wood tannins and fairly prominent bourbon barrel presence. Flavour brings out a bizarre combination of sour and bourbon qualities- don’t think I’ve ever had a bourbon barrel aged sour- with notes of vinegar, soured fruits, light acidity, and then the bourbon shows face. Not the best combination of flavours, as I don’t think the bourbon complements the sour qualities. Quite boozy and difficult to drink very quickly. Decent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, citrus, barnyard funk, bourbon, oak and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of carmel, citrus, barnyard funk, bourbon, oak and light vanilla with a crisp dry tart lingering funky bourbon finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
A murky amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with light oaked notes, floral hops, vanilla, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with oaked character, Brett, nice acidity Flemish sour like, cherries, very nice. Xmas Ottawa gathering Dec 14 2013.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours an orangish brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, yogurt, wet wood, plum, cherries, leather, and light horse blanket. Flavor of caramel, lacto, vanilla, wood, brett, bourbon, and some earthiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to Leighton at THE sours & saisons tasting (part 1). It pours deep cloudy red, with a thin off-white head. The nose is jammy fruits, cherry, vinous, wood, earth, fresh coconut and almond. The taste is cherry jam, lemon, pithy grapefruit, pomello, mouth-puckering tartness, some alcohol heat, vinous aspect, faint vanilla, leather and wood, with a dry, pleasantly tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly heavy mouth-feel. Pretty well integrated. Enjoyable stuff.


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