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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
750 ml. bottle. Pours more red than brown with a decent pinkish head. Aroma of tart fruit, grapes, funk, and wood. Taste is tart cherry, grapes, spice, oak, funk, and a bit of vinegar. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (1343) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Draft pour at the barrel house. Pours a dark reddish color with a sour grape, red wine like aroma. Berry flavor, with sour red grapes and cherry. Dark fruit super tart finish. These guys continue to impress me. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10510) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
750 mL bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy amber with a large creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of stone fruit, scuppernong, citrus, lime jello, spice. The taste is tart tropical fruits, lime zest, pale malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Sour and tart with red fruits, vinegar and some sour patch kids.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap at Cascade. Pours brown with red hues, light tan head. Aroma is sour, very winey, cherry. Taste is rich wine, lots if cherry, great fruitiness, sweet fruits with a nice tartness. Overall, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2168) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2014
on tap at the barrel house. light brown, muddy. some dark pitted fruits, mostly raisin and cherry, white wine, oak, booze burn. yowzah, moderate boost.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (828) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium brown color with ruby highlights and a tan head. Aroma is oak, tart cherries, red wine. Flavor much or the same. Strong sour lingering the finish with darker fruits, syrup. Delicious.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled from a bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Murky amber pour. Tart dark fruit. Grape and wine. A little woodiness. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6581) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2014
750 ml bottle to snifter (2012 Project; shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a cloudy dark amberish brown with very light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; vinous, oaky, and mildly funky. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel that would be good but for a bit of discernible vinegar. Still, good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
75cl bottle at home, thx to Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear dark red brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: sour, wood, little sweet, cherries, red fruits. TASTE: very sour, decent, cherries, red fruits, wood nice!


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