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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy red brown with brown soapy head. Aroma is cherries, must and oak. Flavor is an instant refreshingly tart cherry taste, oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle at Castleton release. Awesomely delicious. Nice sour cherry and acidic tartness. A bit puckering and overall smooth flavor. A little dry and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle shared by Tertons thanks man! Pours a brown amber body with a cherry off white head. Cherries yest lots of bretty lactic cherry skin and fruit character. Lemon and a tart balsamic cherry finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3052) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle at Cascade Brewing. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Sour and quite fruity. Nice medium tartness. Woody hints. Also aromas of berries. Hints of cherries and vinegar. Dry and sour finish. Fresh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7786) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle shared by bu11zeye. Pours with a tan head over a murky brown body. Aroma is hugely vinous with cherries, lacto and red wine. Taste is sour, lacto, cherries, more cherries, port wine, oak and dryness. Dry mouthfeel with light bubbles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2009
(Draught) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cherries, wood, caramel, and lacto. Flavor of cherries, lacto, wood, vinous, and earthiness. A good flanders red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle provided by Tertons. Poyrs brown with a tan head. Smells of cherries and tarte. Tastes tarte with a residual sugar bite and a sour lactic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Bottle. Aroma big on the fruits with cherries, melon, and apricot with light brett and pretty strong lacto. Lots of brett comes out in the mouth, a bit too much even for my liking, but a strong tartness fortunately cuts through a lot of it. Huge tart cherries remain a staple throughout. Over time the sour bugs do end up dominating over the brett, creating a lovely tart cherry feel right through a lingering finish. Never got overly acidic for me, just delectably tart and superbly drinkable, which is the first time in awhile Iíve felt that way about a sour. Really lovely stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a thick, foamy tan head. Aroma is very sour with some lacto and a light fruitiness (apple skins) that could be cherries but is pretty indistinct. Flavor is super super sour, like sucking on a sour lemon with a tart cherry finish. Tart, sour, and lactic. I would like more cherry. Good beer, a bit tart for me though. 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle sample at Muckfest 2009 Day 1. Opaque brown pour with a thin tan head. Funky aroma with cherry and vinegar. Cherry and vinegar flavor with an acidic finish. Yep, itís a sour. Oh wait, I think I was supposed to say "it is what it is".

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