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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to me! Pours deep, cloudy amber with beige, somewhat fizzy head. Aroma is very nice, notes of some funk, acidic, cherry with light hints of bourbon and extremely subtle wood. Flavor is fairly complex, much the same as aroma and sour. Light-medium body with a light but yet fizzy carbonation. Overall, for $20 I better like this!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a reddish color with no head. Notes of malt vinegar, burnt hair, leather, and funk. Very sour, long finish. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 750ml bottle. Fruity and tart aroma, with notes of oak, vanilla, red grape, cherry and faint background sweetness. Cloudy red-orange in color, head is slight and fading. Flavor profile is predominantly fruity, also woody and earthy, plenty more red/berryish fruitiness here along with faint hints of vanilla, citrus and balsamic. Finishes very tart and dry, nary a trace of the alcohol to be found. Low in effervescence, moderate level of acidity here. Not a bad example of a Flanders Red style sour, would be nicer if it came in smaller bottles and at a lower price. Thanks to Eugene!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2595) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Hazy caramel colored with a small dirty off white head. Aroma of cherries, leather, funk, and wine. Taste is really tart and funky. Very dry, medium bodied, and below average carbonation. Very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2579) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
750 ml. Tart, metallic. Cherries lemons and berries. Bit of oxidation. Thinking this one was past its prime.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2568) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Good bit of sour funk in this one. Nice balance between the fruit characteristics and the tartness. Easily drinkable and the ABV is masked extremely well. Very good sour!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Same table as the others and this was the bomb. Tasty brew liked the mild sour funkiness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, 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 (2110) - 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


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