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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Liquid Sunshine X – Olympia, WA
Reddish brown color, clear very little head. Great sour aroma with lots of cherry. This was a easy sipping sour ale. Great flavor, dry finish this was exquisite to taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this to elnadeau’s tasting today. This is a nicely done sour ale well complemented with cherry flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3539) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Dark burgundy brown with diminishing tannish foam. Nose is lightly funked to start with wonderful unfolding layers of cherry preserves, toffee and port-soaked dates. Juicy medium body with a sparkle. Taste is sweet and tart cherry with hints of red berries. Finishes dry, stony, crisp and minerally. Barrel aging adds nice complexity to the deep fruitiness. Delish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Dark brown pour with a moderately thick off-white head. Nice sharp acetic nose, light spice. Pleasant full taste, nice tartness that lingers through the finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011
In short: A lot of sour cherries and a lot of oak. Simple but highly enjoyable intense fruit sour ale
How: Bottle 750ml. A few times. Fresh, 6 months old, 1 year old
The look: Cloudy dark red body topped by a short-lived beige head
In long: Nose is full of sour cherries with a little flemish sour edge. Taste is sour cherries, some black berries, a spicy sensation, lots of oak, some tannins, some leather. There’s that freshness about the oak character that I really enjoyed, hard to put into words. Carbonation is very active. As the beer warms up the oak tannins become very strong. When I focus I can sense seme sweetness. This is a straightforward but very effective beer. It is very intense but also very drinkable. I’d like to make this my session fruit beer. The $20/bottle might be a turn off to many but to them I say: Money is not everything. There’s also MasterCard and Visa

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2967) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle shared by Sparky27...thanks Eric!!! Have enjoyed everything from this brewery!!! Sedona river water pour with an eggshell head. Tart cherry skin, sour lemon zest, balsamic vinegar, and oak. Not mouth puckering but deliciously drinkable...wish I had a couple of bottle myself!!!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1033) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Pours a rather dark brown and red rust in color, with an off white somewhat red tinted lacing. The aroma is pungent with sour cherries, cola and a very faint note of vinegar. The initial taste is phenomenal, sour with a sweet finish. Extremely slight and barely noticeable medicinal flavor (possibly from the cherries). Very sour, the abv is masked nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Dark red brown. Aroma-sour, musty, grapes. Taste- cherry, super funky sourness. Finishes tangy and dry. Medium body. Lacking some depth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by Sparky27 - Pours a hazy amber color with a minimal off white head. Aroma is tart cherries. Flavor is tart cherries and wood. Medium body. I like this Sour because it’s not too sour compared to many I’ve tried. Thanks Eric.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle shared by Sparky27. Pours a hazy dirty brown almost purple with a small off white head. Aroma is sour cherries, vinegar, oak, port. Flavor is sour cherries, oak, vinegar, port, nice and mouth puckering but not too sour and well integrated. This is a really nice brew, thanks a ton for sharing Eric.


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