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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Pours hazy reddish brown color with tan head. Sour berry, oak, and wine aromas. Sour berry and vinous flavors with some oak. Medium body with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7296) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a hearty dark malt flavor with a very tart elderberry contribution. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1911) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at Monks. 2013 project. Dark hazy brown pour with some lasting tan foam. Very tannic sour brown ale with lots of dark berry flavors. Elderberries. Currents. Blackberries. Concord grapes. Dried blueberries. Some dark caramel truffle malt in the background but otherwise very dark fruit forward. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Not sweet at all. Full-flavored. Wonderful stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (821) - USA - JAN 13, 2015
This beer has a story. I purchased this in Florida for a trade. I packed this up and had it ready to be taken as a checked bag on my flight to ND. Unable to check my 12 bottle Styrofoam shipper and had to leave it with my folks. Out of the goodness of their heart decided to ship it to me. The box was subjected to a lot of sub-freezing weather and this bottle froze and leaked. I received the box this afternoon, and after sitting out in my baasement, it has thawed and so the natural thing to do is drink it, right? Well, drink it I did. Poured into a large teku -- Brownish/Red almost wine-like appearance when pouring, quickly dissipating bubbly white head. Aroma is exciting: tart, sour, and cherry. Flavor starts with pucker on the front of the tongue that meanders to tart elderberry fruit in the middle to back of the tongue and you are left with a slight tingling in the cheeks.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1164) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Draft at the barrel house. 2013 edition. Pours a brownish red color with no head. Sweet blueberry and strawberry aroma. Super sour flavor, with a complimenting sweet blueberry flavor. Finishes s we etc and sour, and the bl7eberry, or I guess maybe elderberry, lingers forever. Great sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2504) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2014
From notes. Tasted on 6/26/13 on draft at the brewpub with Chris after Oregon Pinot Camp. Pours hazy, deep mahogany with an average tan head that leaves messy lace. The nose is malty raisin, fig, and caramel with a nice vinous sourness. The flavor is very sour with the sweeter raisin, fig, and caramel up front, moving to the vinous oak and some nice bitterness. The body is full with lively carbonation and a long sour, dried fruit, and malty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
750ml, caged and corked bottle that I paid way too much $ for (close to $40 USD). 2013 Project. Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Berries, grapes, wood, vinous, dark fruits, and a bit acidic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5316) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2014
From the December 2014 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a black color with orange highlights and a large foamy brown head that lingered and left minimal lacing. The aroma was tart and sour with vague berries and must. The flavor wa start and sour with vague berries, vinegar and must. Long finish. Medium body. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2534) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a deep velvety purple with one finger head. Nose is tart elderberry, spicy wood, and floral. Tastes of sharp vinegar, flowers, elderberry, grapes, plums, wood, and wine residue. Tart palate and juicy finish. Very enjoyable no prob putting down this 750.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6364) - Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (2011 Project, shared by GAbell). Looks decent; a translucent dark plum with light beige head. Smells mildly sweet, fruity, and funky with some tartness as well. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. A touch of raisin as well. Enjoyable.


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