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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle at LS X. Pours a hazed brown and has a moderate beige head on it. Aroma is tart cherry fruitiness. Has a big, slightly wine-like sour cherry flavor with some dry oak woodiness on the finish. This also has a bit of an herbal flavor somewhere along the line. A delicious fruity sour.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3841) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2016
750ml bottle at Bar Gernika. Perfect cap to the evening. The blend works perfectly to bring a multitude of aromas and flavors into the mix. Heady fruity aroma, wine like overtones, velvety smooth. Sip and enjoy!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamnowek (1733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
Now this is everything a sour ought to be. Dark reddish brown colour. Aroma is a bit of red wine and a bit of funk. Taste has some vinegar notes and a slightly tannic finish. Glorious.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MelvinKalksma (867) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016
Aroma:
Heavy aroma of malts, caramel, wood, grapes, berries, wine and acidity.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque red/brown beer with a medium beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood, grapes and berries; ends medium dry and sour with wine and acidity.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. The red ale with added grapes and aged in oak, the red ale aged in port and the red ale aged in pinot noir are perfect together. The wine flavour these three ales create is simply superb and unbeatable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (2208) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
Wonderful beer, really great. The perfect sourness, never artificial. The other flavors of the barrels get through after a while as well. Perfection. At the Oedipus International Beer Festival

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Oedipus International Beer Festival. Clear amber brown with a tan head. Aroma of tart red fruit, malt, caramel, overripe dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Borresteijn (6319) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
On tap at OIBF’16. Hazy dark brown colour, off-white head. Lovely aroma of oak, vanilla, red wine, light funk, acid, balsamic vinegar, wood. Flavour is quite sour upfront, balsamic vinegar, lemon, red wine, wood, sourness fades a bit later on, with more sweetness, vanilla, lots of oak, grapes, tart finish. Medium bodied. Wow, 10% sour red.. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (3329) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
From tap at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Aroma is huge oak, malt, tart red fruits, balsamic vinegar, caramel, wine, sour grapes. Flavour is nicely strong sour and tart with a hint of sweetness. Body is medium. Huge beer yet quite drinkable, like an oak aged Flanders Red/Brown on steroids. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1907) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2016
Sampled from tap at the Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Slightly hazy, brownish red with an off-white head. Sourish-sweetish, fruity aroma of caramel, vinegar, cherries and oak. Moderately sour, sweetish and fruity taste of caramel, vinegar, cherries and oak, followed by a medium long, moderately tart, slightly vinous finish. Medium body, slightly tart mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Really nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3979) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
Draft at Oedipus fest. Aroma of red fruit, tart and oak. Rich taste of red vinous fruit, oak, mild tart and ripe fruit. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1696) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2016
On tap @ Oedipus Int. Beer Festival 2016. Nose is fruity sourish wild yeasty, cherry. Body is clear deep ruby brown, head is very small, beige, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Aroma is sour apple, cherry, bubble gum, red wine. Medium sweet, heavy sour. Finish is medium lasting wineish medium sour. Full body, dry texture, nearly flat carbonation. Quite heavy fruity sour beer, interesting but not my style.


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