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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
On tap at Borefts 2016, shared. Thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A little sour. Some elderberry.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (3422) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2016
Draught @Borefts 2016 - Dag 1, merci Art. Elderberry fruit acids soon devoured, along with the well-hidden alcohol, by an oaky vinegars so immediate, literal and joyless that it stifled my palate’s sympathy and imagination aka I lost all interest. - Prickly pear berries, to the tongue, to the palate, to the enamel, to the throat. Remnants of sweeter grape and cassis retronasal - not saying there was nothing there to begin with. Very little mouthfeel, bonedry and spaßlos. - In terms of lambiek, geuzes and wild beers, I’d rather prefer my palate not being bludgeoned into submission by "sours", but by an organically balanced wildness and depth of fruit that serves a purpose. And thus lactic acid doth make sourheads of us all... Always willing to taste this side-by-side with a 3F Framboos or Cantillon, just not at this price point for bottled lacto. #OldEuropeWeighinginonSourMania.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12387) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
Tap @ Borefts. Dark brown color. White berries and soft floral notes in the aroma and flavor. Citrus. A light but persistant sourness. Alcohol totally hidden. Good!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5427) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
Dark red, almost brown. Aroma is funky and tart. Flavour is sour with pronounced elderberry notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
van tap @Borefts 2016, donker bruin/amber met zeer fijne en volle kraag. aroma en smaken van hout, zoetig, bessen, wijn, druif, redelijk aan de zure kant, zacht, iets metalig/ijzer, medium body, zachte co2, lange zure afdronk.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11038) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Draft at Borefts 2016, Day 2. Clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark berries and light wood notes. Flavour is above moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [24-09-2016]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Keg @Borefts 2016. Pours dark red/brown. Nose and taste is elderberry, it has a slight wine feel about it but its just huge elderberry sour and its great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (990) - - SEP 27, 2016
On tap@borefest: Pours deep amber, clear, with small tan head. Aroma-flavor: blueberries, edelberries, muscat grapes, oak, toasted toffee, vanilla, tannins, astringent sour finish. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation is medium.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4149) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
At Borefts 2016. Aroma of sour berries and oak. Flavor of lots of sour fruits, oak, wheat and ripe fruit. Nice one.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2016
Thank you for sharing BE RB Crew! Sampled draft @ Borefts 2016. Day 1. Hazy orange, little white head. Nose is massive intense berries, juicy elderberry, peach, cranberry, insane. Taste is rich juicy peach with elderflowers, elderberry, massive fruit of all kinds, fruity wine. Delicious, rich juicy body. Really, really good, damn Cascade.


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