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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.87%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
GABF 2009: between GABF sessions and Dr. Bill’s tasting, I think I drank more of this beer than any other over the GABF weekend. Pours a muddy reddish brown color with a full, fluffy light brown head. Nose is a nice, sweet, cherry vinious dark complex thing, i must say. Flavors pretty much reiterate that nose...sour cherry, dark malt complexities, clean as can be...tart as fuck and lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009 WTWBA 2009. A very cherry sour aroma with the usual funky notes I’d expect. The port comes through very mildly which was nice - I was worried it might overpower. Very similar flavor profiles. I have a bottle of this coming in trade and can’t wait to spend a little more time with it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 750ml bottle from Todd of all places ... Pours a muddled dark amber caramel brown with a very light beige head... Aroma is very la folie like with tart/sour cherry and wood notes. Light caramel backbone... Flavors are wood, cherry , and wood with lighter caramel notes. Soft and less compelling then say la folie but still self-deserving. Light and creamy mouthfeel. I do like this so i say yes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle from Beerlando. Pours a brownish red with a offwhite head. Nose is acidic, some brett, though mostly fruity acidity. Cherries peak through as well. On taste, it’s definitely sour, but softened by the oak. The cherries come through somewhat. Robust and dry. Pretty exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red coloured with a huge off white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of berries, cherries and cherry stones. Light acidic flavour of berries and varnyard. Tart berryish finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
750 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a deep dark opaque brownish color, some rusty red notes throughout, with a brownish moderate sied head that stays decent sized, laces some. Aromas are a nice Flemish Red type, caramel malts linger benath, as a nice tart cherry, a touch of vinegar, wet wood and dry oak, a touch prickly, with light vanilla but preaching a solid sournes on top. Initial is medium bodied, lighter than expected though, some tart sour cherries and funky brett, wet oak barrel with a touch of vanilla and vingar, caramel and a touch of toffee and nuttiness underneath. This beer will throw some heartburn your way with moderate sourness and tart cherries. A bit of a prickliness and smaller puckering quality, the beer is sour, but doesn’t stick to the palate amazingly for what it is. Bit of lactic sticks to the palate, sourness grows like a wave further in. A solid Flemish Red styled sour. Very good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Deep red with a huge beige head with pinkish glimts. Aroma had lacto, cherries and woody notes. Flavour was sour with sour cherries, lacto, wood and vinious notes. Finished sour. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. An unclear red-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has notes of berries, wine, wood, and brettanomyces. The flavor is sour with notes of sour berries, malt, caramel, wood, and brettanomyces, leading to a lightly sour finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
cloudy carammely brown, small brownish yellowish head. soon dissappears. good lacings. nice fruity aged sour aroma, woody. berries are not fresh, but aroma is very good. flavor is sour, berries, wood. very nice, but not exceptional, a bit too bubbly. perhaps aging will make it even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Murky. Fluffy light brown head. Berries, light sourness, cherries, light wood in the aroma. Flavour is full of cherry, sourness, fruits, wood. Medium to full bodied. Dry. Has a fruity sourness in the end. Very refreshing.

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