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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 340   ABV: 11.32%
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Manhattan NW, a NW style sour ale that was, until recently, a secret. It’s a blend of Blond Quad aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels on 150 pounds of sour pie cherries for five months before additionally aging on apricot noyaux for three months. Aromas of cherries, Bourbon, sweet candy and hints of spice are noticed up front. Tart cherry skins and Maraschino cherries on the palate lead to a dance of rich cherry notes that are followed by slight Bourbon sweetness. Much like the process to make fission, the steps involved here are greater than the sum of their parts. What isn’t a secret? At 11.32% ABV, you’re going to need a designated driver


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
750ml corked bottle pours an orange amber color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is cherries with some yeast funk and hints of bourbon. Taste is sour cherries and lemon with a bit of alcohol burn in the finish. OMG, I am starting to get used to these sours and saisons and whatever these brewers are making these days. But, where are all those Imperial stouts, DIPA’s and barley wines I love so much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2016
On Tap at Bier:Thirty, Boise. Hazy red fruit punch color. Some coarse white ring bobbles, lots of sour cherries on the nose. Flavors as well are cherries and some warm soft flavors that round it out nicely. Plenty sour, yes, but full bodied and other soft fruit flavors that mellow everything out. Very good, complex but mellow fruit sour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2016
7/21/16. 750mL bottle from Five Points. For $35 fucking dollars. Seriously, wtf? Red pour, looks about like red Kool-Aid, I had to pour hard to get any semblance of a head, and there was a little, but it sizzled away quick. Not surprising given the acidity and ABV, I suppose. Whiskey is apparent on the aroma, loads of cherries, lots of sourness, some other fruits. Super sour flavor, very sour, tons of sour cherries, undertones of whiskey, tobacco, oak, leather, fruity. Like a super sour cherry sour in the bright ways but also those nice undertones of a complex Flanders or something. Interesting, tasty, very sour, and too damn expensive, but still delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Holy moly, this is an interesting beer. Really solid sour. Lots of cherry character, almost like a liquor. Some vanilla, honey, and sour apple. Tried at the Oedipus international beer festival in 2016 with Dave.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3980) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2016
Draft at Oedipus fest. Aroma of bourbon, cherry, booze, vanilla and tart. Rich flavor of sour cherry, soft vanilla, more sourness and some tart strawberry. Liked it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4204) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2016
2014 edition on tap in June 2016 at the brewpub in Portland. Lovely red-orange body that sparkles with highlights and is covered by a fine white head. High level of tartness that goes well with the boozy (whisky) and fruity Some significant cherries in the aroma elevate the aroma well above an average sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2661) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Tap @ OIBF ’16 with Zlotta & Markoijelena. Hazy pink to red color. Light pinkish head. Aroma’s - from the glass: cherries, almonds - retronasal: sour, cherry, almond. Flavor is sour, cherries. Medium bodied. Finishes sourish, tart.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Oedipus International Beer Festival. Reddish amber with an off white head. Aroma of minerals, tart fruit, red fruit and raspberry. Flavour is above moderate sour. Above light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1907) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2016
Sampled from tap at the Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Clear, pinkish amber with a white head. Sourish-fruity aroma of rhubarb, hibiscus, rose hip and some orange. Moderately sour, fruity taste of rhubarb, hibiscus, rose hip and some orange, followed by a short, slightly tart finish. Thin to medium body, slightly effervescent and a little astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
A reddish pink copper ale with a thick creamy lacing off white head. In aroma, sweet tart maraschino cherry with light Brett, light lactic notes, light Epsom salts, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a beautiful complex mix of sweet maraschino cherry with tart cherry, light Brett notes, light horse blanket, very nice and complex, yet sweet and pleasant. On tap at Phantom Carriage.


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