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RATINGS: 330   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.


Nena's rating

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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
Rating #2201 - 2015.12.01 - #CraftBeerFantasyLeague Battle: Barrel-Aged Beauties - This finished 2nd of 9 entries. Bottle (2012). Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is berries, wild cherries, sour plum tartness - rich, fruity texture. Palate is well balanced - lots of tart cherry, sweetness from the barrel component, some woody oak components, some vineous Cab notes, and a leathery bitter funk note - lovely sour/bruin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4026) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of port, wine, wood, vanilla notes and caramel. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up being dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Sour indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2340) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 5, 2016
Draft sample at Oedipus International Beer Festival 2016. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 02.07.2016. Pour it dark red color with small white head. Aroma porto, red wine, nice. Taste cherry feel, oak woody, red wine definitely, nice balanced, good cherry after taste as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is funky, vinegar, wood, taste is balsamic, tart, zesty, light sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (3931) - 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 (1830) - 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 (936) - 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 (2263) - 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 (11000) - Where the wild whales are, 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 (6359) - 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.


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