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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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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1073) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
Bouteille 750ml, gracieuseté de Beervana lors du CanBIF Spring 2015, Thanks! Couleur acajou trouble, mousse moka pâle fuyante laissant une dentelle éparse. Arôme de noyau de cerise, boisé, malt, vineux. Goût vineux, boisé, malt, un peu astringent, tannique. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1344) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Hazy copper pour with tiny lacings. Nose has funk, cherries and vanilla. Taste has vinegar, light acidic, cherries and vanilla.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2015
4/VII/15 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG IV - BB: n/a (2015-863) Thanks to Beerlover_Ben for sharing the bottle!

Clear rusty brown to purplish beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very vinous, red wine, funky, sourish. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: very sourish, lots of vinegar, lots of bitter tannins, some chlorine. Aftertaste: very sour, vinegar, bit funky, weird, meh. Another failed attempt to make me like US sours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 cons 2015-07-11 Göteborg AR: sour vineagear, kriek AP: hazy brown, wee head F: sour vineager, kriek, cherry seeds, dry

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (1237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Reddish brown with off white head. Sour apples, berries, unripe fruit, sour grapes, stables and oak. Dry, medium carbonation and medium to high sourness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (6121) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG -15 Dark brown with a tan head. Sour and sweetish aroma with wood. Really acidic flavour. Oak and red, sour fruits. Green grapes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Hazy dark amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Sourish grapefruit and vinegar aroma, funky, raisins, vinous, raisins, caramel, some cherries. Sourish vinous flavor, vinegar, grapefruit, sour cherries, some figs. Quite nice.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
yourilevesque (388) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
Dégustée au RBBSG 2015. Cheers all! Brune, aigre, acide, vinaigrée, forte en alcool, cette bière est le portrait parfait de la tentative américaine de faire du sour ou une imitation de Rouge des Flandres. Je ne comprends pas l’entêtement à produire la bière la plus acide possible. J’ai eu l’impression de boire du vinaigre balsamique à même un boyau d’arrosage. Tout est saturé et poussé ridiculement loin: le goût de bois et l’acidité (ai-je dit que c’était acide?). Pourquoi, mais pourquoi?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2015
Thanks to ElManana + 1! 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Hot & Sweaty RBBSG 2015”. Dark brown, little off-white head. Nose is big vinegar, light glue, vinegary red wine, red currant, strongly sour,… Taste is big vinegar, lightly fizzy, glue, tad varnish, strongly sour red wine mixed with some jammy malt body, puckering red currant,… Fizzy, light glue body,… Way too sour with the sourness taking on a glue aspect,… This is some real sourness overkill. Not too much else, there is a jammy base but the sourness distracts from it & covers it.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle at RBBSG, thanks for sharing Myself. Acid sour, fruity, oak, acid sour all the way. Truly horrible, typical beer Americans like since it’s stupidly sour. Balance is totally gone though.


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