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RATINGS: 255   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.


whatsupstairs' rating

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
On tap and in bottle at fire in the cayon snuck in sorry Phil but oh my god this is a beer that I thinks give concercration and supplication a run for there money pours a ruby red haze purplish nose was dryed dates figs Pinot grapes leather taste was still tangy fo the 09 but so on point what beer Swag


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, 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 (5557) - 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 (1979) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1051) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Part of a flight at Harry’s Hofbrau. Red wine dominates with tart dark fruit. Very slightly hazy reddish brown with moderate collar of tan head. To flavor is dry red wine, very tannic. Underlying complexity continues to develop.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"wish list beer, but i didn’t know what i was getting. overtaken by a complex mix of wine grapes (cab) and wine oak barrels (pinot and port) this beer smells of dark fruit, tangy almost to the point of being mouth puckering at first, but mellows to a very pleasant funky oakiness. sweet and sour finish. my favorite thing about this beer (and Consecration, the beer it most resembles) is the abv is irrelevant. this could have been 3% or 13% and it wouldn’t have mattered. Couldn’t tell it was 9%. AWESOME stuff!"

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (781) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
750ml bottle of 2012. Pours a dark brown color with a tinge of red. Medium sourness with some mild raisin flavor. High alcohol well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (874) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Blindprovad. Direkta tanken är US-suring. Ättika och vinäger finns där. Lite bärig i både doft och smak. Svagt inslag av magsaft. Nice. Snygg som fasen.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
regular Sang Royal: Dull med brown, aroma starts with acetic, sweet front, sugar, darker more complex character, with the freshness of an old Rodenbach (ripped that one off from Jackson, but it applies well here).

2010 Project Sang Royal. Burgundy-brown, vibrant colour. Oaky and bourbony up front, with cherry and dark sugars, rich, balancing acidity, bourbon, rich sugars, dark fruits, tart finish, great balance. Wow. 4 9 9 5 18 = 4.5

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (1797) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
75cl bottle shared by oldmanriver@TriState Tasting II, Freiburg. Full-frontal smell of raspberry and cinnamon, balsamic vinegar and both acetic and lactic acid, the metallic miasma of Oskar Matzerath’s Brausepulver ennobled by Pinot Noir oak? Tastes of raspberry, dentist’s rinse fluid, cloved Xmas punch, spiced with more cinnamon balsamic, some Granny Smith apple even. The fizzy carbonation adds to this beer’s merciless enamel & gastric onslaught, once again ennobled by the dryness of some vinous oak. - - Truly an experience, hence no major bodily harm deductions. But maybe once you have been weaned on suaver, balanced Belgian wild brews, that oldfashionedly try and woo their audiences back from a joyful pucker, you are lost to the New World charms of being smacked all over the oral cavity and gastric tract by such a sledgehammer of a blatant "sour"?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dslam (50) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Poured from the tap at the brewery. Reddish brown to the pour with minimal white head. A little too sour for my liking. Good cherry notes. Reminds me too much of red wine, wish I had food to enjoy with it. Leaves a decent film behind.


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