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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gnoff (8473) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
Sampled on June 29, 2015. At the brewpub in Portland.
2013 vintage at 8.2% ABV.
Clear reddish brown color, pink head. Buttery, tart taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Light fruity scent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4670) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap at the barrel house in Portland. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma of berries, some sourness, light oak, more dark fruits, and some malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad at all but sort of weird on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at cascade barrel house. Pours out dark brown ruby highlights. Nose is berries tart and funk. Taste is more of the berries grape notes and plenty of the tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
2013 draught at brewery. Dark brown. Aroma of berry and seed, red grape skin, white pepper, warm spices. Taste is sweet and sour. Palate is crisp, sticky, medium-high carbonation, astringent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (6151) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle at Broadway Dive with Andrew and Brendan. Pours a deep purple with no head or lacing. Light bubbles. Mouthfeel is acidic and thin with notes of vinegar, grape, wine, berries and tart fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Draft @ the source. Notes of dark berries, blackberries, slight spiciness, medium sour, tart, a llittle funky.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
stchloe (848) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Darker pour, and maltier cereal body, light sweet elderflower notes in front going back to some spice and fruit in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle pour at What the Funk 2014. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Blueberry, sour, wildberry, dark grape aromas and flavors. A solid fruity sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Tap at Cascade. Pours brown with red hues and tan head. Aroma of black fruits, figs, sour yeast. Taste is med sour, med carbonation, sweetness on the back. Overall, good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5894) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is berry, oak, funk. Thin mouth, tart berry, strong oak, really enjoyed this one.


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