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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
This live barrel of NW style sour red ale was initially aged for six months in French oak wine barrels, then additionally aged on elderberries. Sharp wine, dark raisins, red grapes and cereal notes greet you on the nose. Tart dark fruit and grapes on the palate lead to a sparkling crisp dry finish with hints of fresh elderberries and grape skins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (3716) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Pours a murky copper from the bomber with bubbly tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of funky sour earth, hint of barrel and spicy floral notes. Taste is mostly the lactic sour, like eating a war head, no elderberry there at all. Really good, but not what I thought it would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a deep dark red w/ quick dissipating pink head. Aromas of big berry, vinous, and a little funk. Flavors of sour berry, vinegar notes...funky sour greatness!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2835) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle bottle corked and capped poured into a tulip. Dark Crimson with small beige head. Aroma is elderberry & oak, medium body, little lacing, and a little lacing. Taste is oak, sour, and some elderberry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2223) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
One of the better cascade sours, this one is perfectly tart and fruity. Will get again one day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (5665) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2016
750 ml bottle. Thanks to Tim G. Color is a murkey deep brown. Aroma is a variety of berries, blackberry, elderberry, mixed berry jam.

The flavor got very intensely sour as it warmed. Acidic notes that give a sharp pucker in the taste buds. It does show a good amount of berries with a jam-like character. It also has some tannic oak hints.

I never turn down a brew that is offered to me but this is not the kind of brew I would openly buy or order. My review reflects my enjoyment level of this. For me just way to sour.

Personal note: Rating number 100 for the state of Oregon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Sample at Hoof Hearted during the Dragonsaddle Triple IPA Can Release on 11/15/2015. Dark brown pour with some ruby around the edges, and a medium thin pinkish white head that evaporates quickly to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of berries, oak and yeast. Medium body with flavors of tart berries, yeast, oak and biscuit malt. The finish is moderately tart with a berry and fig aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Tap at the barrel house. Deep mahogany pour with a white head. I’m not sure what an elderberry is, but I get something like a cross between a blueberry and blackberry. And I dig it. Sour bite on the tongue, soft finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1578) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Taster at the brewery. Cola color with an beige head and modest lace. Aromas of dark berry jam and funk. Sour taste featuring dark fruits, what I guess are elderberries. Medium body, gentle carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Sour acetic acid aroma. Almost butiric some elderberries, but mostly sour. May be over time may mellow, more lambic like not bad just not balanced like the other awesome beers from here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5080) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle at the DC Local Gathering on 8/1/2015. 2013 project. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, berries, light tart notes, salt. Tastes of berries, tart acidic notes, funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

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