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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Awesome beer. Super sour with cherries and a hint of green apple. A little oaky wood in there too. Nice bit of funk. I would love to try this one again with a couple years of aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Shared 750 ml. bottle after sampling #3. Poured to snifters with a deeper, hazed orangy hue, a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and spotty cling to the lacing. The nose was light, but cleaner yeasty funk than #3, so no horse blanket, but more fruitiness, sourness, and vinous/grape qualities. More spritz & effervescence was noticed, and the finish was pleasantly dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
750ml bottle shared by Greg, thanks! Pours an unclear orange with a decent off white head and lacing, the aroma is full of fruit notes that have a strong funky background at the same time, the flavor has a good amount of funk and sourness on the front end with a finish of fruity, really nice bubbly mouthfeel, good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2224) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
What the hell is this? Tastes like apple cider vinegar. Thats all i get is tons of apple cider vinegar and a tiny amount of sweet cherry. Not good at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
A cloudy brown beer with a quickly dissipating beige head. The aroma is wood, vanilla, cherry, and citrus. The flavor is wood and vanilla up front with a very nice tart cherry that intensifies in the finish. Quite sour but also quite delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2113) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle shared at Woodshop 7. Pours dark orange. Boring boozy aroma. Flavor is better, with tangerines and oranges, salty alcohol, light fusel, acetic and leathery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to Adam. Orange amber with white head. Tart acidic lemon aroma. Some dirtiness. Funky musty. Cleans up after a while. A good amount of fruit. 7/3/7/3/15

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (1992) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a ruby murky rusty color with a touch of mocha colored head that dissipate immediately. RIpe dark fruit aromas of rotted fig, wet bark, sour cherry and a mulled vanilla rise from the background. On the palate this is a well made perfectly balanced sour red with great finesse. Good measures of acidity, funk and antiquity come through beautifully. Gonna lay one down for a bit and see what happens...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (1980) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours an orangish red color with white head. Sour, fruit, and vinegar aromas. Sour cherry flavor with white wine notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Opened at the end of year Ottawa tasting. Hazy amber with an off white head. Bourbon seemed muted on this one although there was a decent amount of oak, a nice tartness, caramel malt and doughiness, some brett, alcohol was balanced but present, moderate body and carbonation, nice tartness throughout


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