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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (1769) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml, 2012 project bottle. Aroma is very fruit forward with a lot of cherry, fig, prune, raisin and plum. Some lighter berry notes with hints of citrus. Light toasted bread and caramel notes with a bit of toffee. Some light alcohol spice and a bit of vinegar. Pours a hazy brown with some burnt amber hues and a medium small, moderately thick, tan head that recedes quickly to the edges where it lingers for just a bit. No lacing and moderate length legs. Flavor is fairly acidic, but with a moderate sweetness to balance the acidity. Malt notes with toasted bread, caramel and toffee. Quite a bit of dark fruit with raisin, plum, prune, fig, berries and most of all, cherries. Moderate red wine notes with lighter oak and tannins. Some light alcohol spice. Lingering vinegar, alcohol, dark fruit and red wine. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a decent sour beer but it’s a bit big for my preferences. Lots of dark fruit and red wine notes. A touch of vinegar and too much alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3085) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a Teku. Translucent dark red with small-off white head. Aroma is nice tart cherry, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is cherry, oak, earthy, some wine, and grapes. Expected to like this better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2147) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2016
2013 Bottle brought back from brewery. Poured murky brown res with thin beige head. Aroma red wine oak tart cherries berries. Oddly zero carb med bod. Taste light fruit good barrel tart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6390) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Draught @ Cascade Barrel House, Portland, OR. Pours dark reddish with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of tart berries, wood, oak, port wine, sweetish vinous notes and hints of sourness. Taste is sweet, sticky and sour with loads of vinous berries, port wine, oak, wood and tartish notes. Finish is sweet, heavy with vinous berries, wood, oak and sourish notes. Quite sweet and vinous.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1610) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle at Liquid On tap Seattle-USA. Bottle. Ruby dark bright, adhesive ivory foam. Nose: mist, red wine, cellar. Mouth: fresh water my clean soul, vinous and with a pepper end. Very clean and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (2496) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours a dark reddish brown color with minimal dark ivory almost tan head. Oak, funk, tartness, and red wine notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes tart and dry with plenty of red wine notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Brownish red. Wine and port really come through on the nose. Deep, sweeter flavor with a medium acidity. Very good, not my favorite from the brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirLimpsalot (3680) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
@ Cascade 16-3-9: Lite svårbestämt. Torr och syrlig ton av fat med en tydlig underton av källare.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (7559) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
Reddish/brown with a small head. Vinous with berries, oak, grape and red wine. Elegant and nicely drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bg80 (84) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2016
2012 bottle tasting. Really sour with cherry, red wine, dark fruits flavors. Really potent but you just keep wanting another sip. Perfect dark sour.


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