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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
This beer sat quietly, aging in our barrel room for over a year before we decided it was time - time to blend in some beautiful ripe red grapes, Brettanomyces, freshly emptied wine barrels and time, this beer is infinitely complex and a challenge to the perception of what beer can be. This beer is re-fermented in the bottle and will age for years to come. Straight from the Captain’s cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (5514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Thanks to JoeMcPhee for sending this bottle my way - I was going to wait to try this beer, but I just couldn’t - pours a murky red, with a nearly non-existent head - she’s got a lovely aroma - cherry and grape skin tannins, potent oak, mild acetic character, vinegar, moderate earthy funk, light acidity, red wine, and just a hint of fruity sweetness underneath - the flavor is dry and immensely oaky, with loads of tannic, red wine flavor - some mild acetic notes, and an acidic kick that both compliment the dryness - a bit briny/salty through the middle, with a good amount of cheesy, earthy funk - finishes with some kriek-ish cherry character and lingering red wine vinegar, oak and acetone - I prefer the Castleton, but this is still a mighty fine sour ale from Scott.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Draft @ BCTC, Ommegang Brewery. August, 8, 2015. Dirty red, muddy brown color. Aroma is a vinegar bomb! Maybe I can get around this aroma and try to be subjective here…

Flavor is acetone, funky red grapes, funky oak with a sharp vinegar that turns into cherries and other random berries. Steady tartness. For a style I completely hate this turned out more drinkable then I was guessing but I sure the hell wouldn’t stand in line for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours cloudy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of tart red and dark fruits, light funk, vinous notes, caramel and oak. Flavour is light moderate sweet and over moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1180) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy brown-ish. Aroma is fruity, grapes, red fruits, tart, wood and zest. Taste is moderate sour and light sweet. Medium bodied. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle shared at THT May 2015. Courtesy of me, traded with a good friend in New York. No head. very hazy amber pour. Quite tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Thanks to jrob21 for holding onto this and sharing it. Lots of dark red berries, vinous, oak, sour, acidic, medium complexity. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2015
Batch 4. Beautiful color. Reddish brown. Thick syrupy aroma. Flavor is a little more tart. Full bodied and intense. Finish is a little fruity and tart. Could have a little more depth but really nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle: Batch 4. Murky, red-tinted & chestnut brown body with a beige foam that quickly settles to a small ring. Aroma of cherry skin, sharp tannin, vinous & slightly boozy wood, moderately musty funk, red grape, some cobweb. Flavor has a nice vinous tartness with lots of grape & vinousness as it warms like a red wine. Faint notes of tobacco, vinegar, under-ripe tart cherry, & a hint of wood. Finishes with a touch of booze. Mild acidity on the way down. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Poured a pale rust red color with aromas of cranberry, oak, light raspberries and some sour jam qualities. Flavors match the aromas with some nice sour and tartness solid overall could drink a lot if this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2793) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours a rusty crimson color with a finger plus of eggshell foam. Nose is bright, vinous and sharp in a focused way. Raspberry, cranberry, moss, wet wood. Palate follows with nice tannic structure, very vinous, funky pinot noir acidity and a soft fuzzy carbonation ! Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berntholer (1488) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
beige head collapses quickly. redbrown colour. aroma is lactic acid, glue, solvent, cherries, wood, almonds, vinous. taste is citric acid, vinegar, almonds, cherries, vinous, yoghurt dry mouthfeel. medium body and carbonation. an awesome balance, comes real close to rodenbach grand cru and vintage. one of the best sours i’ve had from the usa .. by far!! bottle 35.5cl / batch #4

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