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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
12th May 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and crispy. A Belgian red sort of sourness. Touch of elderberry. Dry finish with a tangy sour linger.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Draft at the source. Dark hazy maroon colo, bright beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of floral sour plums. Taste is robustly sour plums, flowers, dates.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of fish, elderberry, grapes, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, earth, elderberry, raisins, and vinous with a dry oak finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11887) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Bruce. Pours clear, blue-brown with a froth, beige head. Leathery dark berries on the nose, some decent funk, toasted wood. Medium sweet flavor with assertive tart berries, cleansing acidity, light herbs, pepper. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with strong acidic burn, some further ripe berries, a bit of tangy wood, a bit of alcohol warmth. A punchy Cascade sour; or, in other words, a Cascade sour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Reddish in color with small head to it. I don’t get all that much elderberry, but there is some grape and nondescript berry aroma to it. Lightly floral with plenty of wood and acidity. The flavor is lightly acetic, but still maintains a good lactic character as well. Plenty of fruit, some spicy wood, light tannins, and a bit of booze. Really different.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Tap at the Barrel House. Pours ruddy and plummy with an off-white head. Elderberry aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is darkly sour with red/elderberry flavor. The flavor is a bit mixed with fruit and something wood or similar. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
A hazed brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth lactic malt with light raspberry notes, Brett, nice. In mouth, a nice lactic malt with light sour cherries, raspy mouthfeel, nice and smooth. On tap at Portland brewery, Oct. 7 2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle shared at Jack the Sipper tasting, big thanks to Bucey D for the OR hook up, 12/05/14. Dark mahogany brown with moderate light beige spotting. Nose is tangy soured berry fruit, floral rinse, peach, light toffee, candied orange peel. Taste comprises bitter orange marmalade, perfumed notes, dank tropical fruits, floral tones, elderberry twang, sharp gooseberries. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid sour work.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle... Pours murky and brown with no head. The aroma is a purée of caramel, fruity acidity, blueberries (maybe elderberries - I wouldn’t know. Who kicks back and eats a bowlful of elderberries?), oak and a pinch of cocoa. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor is sour, fruity, and malty with lightly-bitter, woody tannins and subtle funkiness. Lengthy, sour finish. Bottle provided by landhoney!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle @ What the Funk, October 2014, Denver. Pours a fairly clear, dark orangish brown appearance with a fizzy off white head. Kind of acetic. Some leather, wood, and tannins to go with blackberry pie. Also, some caramel and toasted malt. Pretty good.


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