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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - 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!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1038) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rusty (1545) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to hannont!
Opaque red mahogany, small beige head. Nose lemon and a greenish tart cherry note, sour but not entirely ripe. The barrel wood is strong with this one, also some nice marriage between the cherry and port nose. Flavor is a bit more sour, heavily carbonated which drowns out the lighter malt hints. Still heavy cherry and lemon, some sugar lingers through the decent, coating finish. Too fizzy for the relatively simple profile, but the port-cherry marriage, particularly the nose, is a nice element to find here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Draft from the brewery gave a brown hue with a modest off white head. Deep rich fruit of cherry, raspberry, and plum. Good sour quality and not over powering. Smooth on your palate with medium body. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
GABF ’09.
Holy crap this is good stuff. Pours like muddy water with an aroma of sour cherry wood. Flavor is tart cedar and cherry. Lingering and seductive on the tongue. I would drink this everyday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Deep amber pour with watery bubbly head and lace. Cherries, oak, and sour aroma. Deep cherry, sour flavor with a nice dry finish. A foamy medium bodied beer. Very nice.

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