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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Snifter at the brewery. A: Dark cherry red with hints of plum. No head (from barrel). Sticks to glass. N: Bing cherry. Leather,tobacco. Decent sourness level. Vinous with some pinot noir grape. T: Dead ringer for a pinot noir/burgundy. Cherry, leather, dirt, tobacco. Jammy with currants. Dried cranberries.This is really quite accomplished. M: Coating for a heavier body, again reminiscent of the reds. O: Color me shocked. This isn’t one for the lactic crowd, but one for the wine drinker. Good stuff.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1280) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2015
750ml bottle of 2014 Project. Pours a deep red color with a bit if head. Nice cherry aroma. Mild cherry flavor with some oak and medium sourness. Sour cherry after.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (6254) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at What the Funk. Pours a clear ruby with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherry skin, oak, funk. Thin mouth, tart cherry, funky, light oak, nice sourness, really enjoyed this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5652) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Dark red in color with no head. Aroma of sour cherry, funk and peppery yeast. Funky cherry flavor with some lemony sourness before a peppery yeast finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers! APPEARANCE: dark red beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: cherries, fruity, sour, oak. TASTE: cherries, fruity, sour, oak. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5392) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2015
This one poured a Ruby red color with a white head. Aroma was of tart cherries skins, Brett, and mild vinegar. Flavor similar, not overly sour or acitoney.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4951) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at Stone Oakquinox. Deep cherry red/purple pour, with an off white head. Intense cherry juice flavor, tart, wood, white vinegar, and lots of deep red fruit. Nice strong cherry sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1730) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2015
750 shared poured a dark garnet red with no head at all. the initial aroma is a beautiful sour cherry with funk. absolutely delish to the nose. the flavor was a straight up sour cherry funky cherry with some alcohol on the end glass of nectar from the gods. absolutely amazing sour cherry beer. the tartness of the cherries was amazing. love this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 24, 2015
Funny dark purpley red with no head. Nose is cascade all the way. Funky, a chemical touch, that special cascade nastiness, well that's too much, but you know. Cascady is the name of the game. Weird frosting and black cherry koolaid. Sour but not as agro as other cascades. Sweet pretty balanced palate. Taste is cascade profile, black cherry koolaid, tart cherries, lactic acid, lemon juice. Taste is aggressive sour as are all cascades.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (729) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Smells like a chocolate covered cherries. Deep cherry red. Smooth rich cherry that the sour grows out of, along your jaw. Left over tartness sticks around.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5560) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2015
Personal contribution to the “pre-club 54 tasting”. Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson. 2012 Vintage. Very dark red fruit appearance, little in the way of head. Nose is thick dark fruits, lactic, quite puckering, lots of skins, some age,… Taste is dark fruits, puckering wine, very sour, lots of sour cherry skins, some dusty age,… Puckering vinegary body. Pretty good even if I had some higher hopes.


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