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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This NW style sour ale was made with various red ales that were aged in oak with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, then blended with red ales that were aged in Port and Pinot Noir barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (1290) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Reddish brown with off white head. Sour apples, berries, unripe fruit, sour grapes, stables and oak. Dry, medium carbonation and medium to high sourness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (6139) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG -15 Dark brown with a tan head. Sour and sweetish aroma with wood. Really acidic flavour. Oak and red, sour fruits. Green grapes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (14173) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Hazy dark amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Sourish grapefruit and vinegar aroma, funky, raisins, vinous, raisins, caramel, some cherries. Sourish vinous flavor, vinegar, grapefruit, sour cherries, some figs. Quite nice.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
yourilevesque (465) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Dégustée au RBBSG 2015. Cheers all! Brune, aigre, acide, vinaigrée, forte en alcool, cette bière est le portrait parfait de la tentative américaine de faire du sour ou une imitation de Rouge des Flandres. Je ne comprends pas l’entêtement à produire la bière la plus acide possible. J’ai eu l’impression de boire du vinaigre balsamique à même un boyau d’arrosage. Tout est saturé et poussé ridiculement loin: le goût de bois et l’acidité (ai-je dit que c’était acide?). Pourquoi, mais pourquoi?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5499) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Thanks to ElManana + 1! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. Dark brown, little off-white head. Nose is big vinegar, light glue, vinegary red wine, red currant, strongly sour,… Taste is big vinegar, lightly fizzy, glue, tad varnish, strongly sour red wine mixed with some jammy malt body, puckering red currant,… Fizzy, light glue body,… Way too sour with the sourness taking on a glue aspect,… This is some real sourness overkill. Not too much else, there is a jammy base but the sourness distracts from it & covers it.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (1143) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing Myself. Acid sour, fruity, oak, acid sour all the way. Truly horrible, typical beer Americans like since it’s stupidly sour. Balance is totally gone though.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (10391) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG 2015. Red-brown color, small off-white head. Smell and taste sour, red fruits, too sour. Too sour for me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1354) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours dark red-brown with a thin tan head with some lacing. Aroma is of red wine, sour fruits, prunes, dark fruits, light funk, and light vinager. Taste is red wine, sour fruits, dark fruits, tart cherries, oak, light wet hay, light toasted malts, light leather, and light tobacco. Has a medium body with a pretty sour, dry, long, lingering. Overall, an excellent, world class sour brown.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (889) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours a beautiful red color, otherwise a nice red ale, light roasted malt notes, mostly though it straight up tastes like wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1238) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Pours a burnt amber brown color with a khaki head. Tart, cherry, grape, funk, oak and wine aroma and flavors. Medium light body and lively carbonation. Tart, fruit and oak finish.


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