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RATINGS: 127   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2421) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwhiz (3) - Anthony, Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2013 does not count
Nice funky sour, very pucker worthy, can taste the oak. Even after a year pours beautiful dark amber.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1727) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle, copper pour, small white head. Little retention/lace. Aroma of dark fruit, cherry, lemon, acetic acid, funk, light barrel. Taste is tart, lactic, cherry, lemon, acetic, vinegar. Palate is soft, slick, tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle: Poured an orangey/amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and almost no lacing. Aroma consists of sour tart notes are quite dominant with light subtle notes of bourbon also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by tart and sour notes with light acidic notes with a finish that is closer to Chardonnay then bourbon actually. Body is about average with medium carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Enjoyable and well brewed top style without rewriting the rule book.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2985) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Brown bottle, 750 ml, lot 2012-1, best before 03-2014, from Stephen Morris, savoured on December 13 2013; eye: bronze, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: sour, light woody, wild yeasts; mouth: sour, light woody, wild yeasts, sour finale with light presence of wild yeasts, medium body, good carbonation, refreshing; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 750 ml, lot 2012-1, meilleure avant 03-2104, de Stephen Morris, savourée le 13 décembre 2013; œil : bronze, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : aigre, léger boisé, levures sauvages; bouche : aigre, léger boisé, levures sauvages, finale aigre avec légère présence de levures sauvages, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, rafraîchissante; en résumé : bien

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2086) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma: Cherry, Leather, Mildly Earthy Appearance: Brownish/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, No Head, Almost No Light Taste: Tart Cherry, Red Plums, Mild Cranberry Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Tart

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2012
tulip. beige color kind of cloudy tall head may be about three fingers but die very quick. Earthy aromas, cilantro, cranberries, and biscuit dough. Taste is very heavy sour up front, a lot of dark fruit syndromes, with infestations of yeast and some mint hints. Dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Steve_0. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is plum, grape, and cherries, biscuit and cereal malt, and spicy earthy hops. Flavor is tart lactic grapes, plums, cherries, light malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4356) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy orangish pour, with off white head. Grain, cherry, sourness, a bit of cheese, leather, and oak. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle @ THE Sour and Saison Tasting. Cheers to Leighton for the pour! The pour’s a deep reddish amber color with a medium head. The nose is herbal hop, garden patch, some ketchup and sea salt. The taste is mild balsamic reduction, bramble, some raspberry bakery tart. Mild sugary cookie. Medium acetic tartness on the long finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Overall, pretty solid work.


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