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RATINGS: 129   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (7868) - 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 (4060) - 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 (3864) - 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 (4111) - 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 (2621) - 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 (9980) - The Hague, 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 (1800) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - 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 (12678) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2016
750 cc from Whole Foods PM and Wegmans. Pours hazy ruby with fizzy, white head. Nose is earthy cherry, mild oak, spice. Tastes of cherry, oak, mild spice, and a tart finish. Delicious.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mep3222 (1190) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Lactic sour, cherry, oaky Woody, dry tannic aroma. Very clean, not funky. Taste has all the same with some slight bourbon flavors in the finish, but they are subdued. All the flavors work so well together and are so balanced. Sour maybe 6 or 7 of 10, not overly sour (but still pretty sour), perfectly balanced. Get a little more Woody bourbon vanilla flavors as I drink more, but still slight bourbon. Dry fermented cherry, not sweet. So good. One of the top cascade sours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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