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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This NW style sour ale is the Cerise Nouveau of cherry beers. It’s a blend of red ales aged in oak barrels for up to eight months, then aged on fresh Bing cherries for an additional three months. This beer is best served immediately, and as such, will only be sold at Barrel House and Raccoon Lodge.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. Thanks again to Bruce for pulling out another scarce one. Slight haze on this dark red beer, residual apricot coloured head! Palate is light, semi dry and crispy. Nice Duchesse Du Bourgogne vibe here - with added tangy cherry! All right!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle at The Others Tasting, London - big thanks to Bruce for bringing this back from his travels. Pours dark, blood red with a fine, pink foam head - looks rather fetching. Sweaty cherry nose, good and funky. Medium sweet flavor with bitter cherry pits, good funk, some jammy berries, highly acetic. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tangy finish, funky and acetic, more tart cherry and bitter pits. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Blood red pour with a white head. Big cherry aroma of fruit flesh and skins. Sweet fruits, a touch of grass, and a light lactic tartness. Maybe a hint of vinegar. The flavor has a good fruit/cherry sweetness and lots of cherry skin character. Some oak, a bit of grass, and a bit of lemon juice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
On tap at Cascade, pours a dark purplish red with a small light brown head. Aroma of sour cherries, complex oak barrels and more tart cherries. Flavour is huge on the tart cherries, accentuated well by the oak barrels, some moderate tannins and wood. Big tartness, but in no way undrinkable. High complexity – the oak barrels expertly bring out the tart cherry complexity. Excellent stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
750 c&c shared by Marcus. Pours like a nice cab or zin. A very deep inhale produces a near-homicidal burst of astringent cherry. Med body or better. Flavor is like a very good red wine, except it’s cherry and a tad tart. Woody oak fits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13088) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of pinkish amber foam. Aromas of cherry, barnyard funk and toffee. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of cherry, toffee, light barnyard and light earthiness with a crisp dry tart lingering cherry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a deep reddish brown body with a small pinkish beige head. Aroma of cherry, yogurt, oak, and grass. Flavor of cherry, vinous, lacto, raspberries, pedio, pomegranate, and oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12422) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Draft - Sour cherry and a bit of anise. Cloudy maroon with a thin pink head. Sour cherry, a bit of oak and some nice tartness. Reminds me of a Flemish red. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at THE others tasting, big thanks to Bruce. It pours very dark red/purple with a small light pink head. The nose is dark cherry, faint jam, wood, vanilla and toasted coconut. The taste is rich, ripe cherry, tart lemon, moderate acidity, wood, some jam, pithy citrus and light alcohol warmth with a dry, lightly tart finish. Medium body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Not particularly complex, but smooth and very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a reddish/brownish color with a small sized head. Cherries, lighter woodiness, caramel, some vanilla, and some funk. Lighter vinegar.


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