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RATINGS: 419   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
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This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV

2009 Project: 8.33% ABV
2011 Project: 9.73% ABV
2012 Project: 8.85% ABV
2013 Project: 9.30% ABV


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 750mL Bottle. Aroma is wow, wow, wow. Tart, citric, and rich with fresh squeezed white wine grapes. A bit of Welch’s white grape juice and some really fresh juicy jellied white grape seeds. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange, with a soapy whitish rim. Flavor is somewhat less exciting than the aroma. Starts with a dry bread, champagne, and grape juice seltzer presentation, then gives off a little fermented fruit pulp, wet arugula leaves, and a snap of acid. It leaves a distinct grape skin tannins on my teeth as it departs. I kind of enjoy that for balance with the sugars in the beer. Slides out on light rainier cherry character. Nice, but not line up at the door at 9am good. I like the rather fresh leaf in the back. Complex and white grape heavy, if that’s what you’re looking for. I want more funk and cotton.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3895) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
sample at BBF, poured light hazy deep golden with a white head. nose of light grains, oak, lactic tannis notes, white grapes, alcoholic wine, alcohol heat, tannis. dry harsh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5427) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2016
Has a strong, funky sour aroma. The flavour has elements of Granny Smith apple. Tart and funky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (3426) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
van tap @Borefts 2016, wazig gouden met witte kraag, aroma en smaken van witte wijn, citrus, druiven, mout, eikenhout, funky, zachte en lage co2, medium body. aardig

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (1307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Keg @Borefts 2016. Pours yellow. Nose is grape juice, wine. Taste is sharp lemon, tart, wine, lip smacking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11038) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Draft at Borefts 2016, Day 2. Very hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is funky with tart grapes and vinous notes. Flavour is light sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [24-09-2016]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
klm1 (990) - - SEP 27, 2016
On tap@borefest: Poured dark copper with almost no head. Aroma and flavor: tart, grapes, vinegar, crisp, toffee, oak, wine...some spices, citruses. Finish is sour, astringent. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation is low.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Tap. Pours hazy gold. Aroma and flavor are pale malts, white grapes, lactic funk and acidity, and faint citrus. Light/medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4149) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2016
At Borefts 2016. Aroma of tart, sourness and wheat. Taste is really sour, with oak, citrus and then some more sourness. Effective, but somewhat simple.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8104) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2016
Thank you for sharing BE RB Crew! Sampled draft @ Borefts 2016. Day 1. Hazy orange peach, little white head. Nose is weird soapy sour, nose is bit muted, lightly dull. Taste is mildly dull upfront, some malt, puckering bit too soapy, vinegar, dull cereal. Finnish is acidic, puckering, vinegar, body is the same. Lesser Cascade for sure but still good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4580) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
24.09.2016, tap (2015 vintage) @ Borefts:
Tiny bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish grainy, soda powder, unripe berries, grain, minerals, oak, grass, hints of popcorn. Taste is slightly sweet sour-ish grassy, weeds, minerals, oak, grain, sour fruits, fruit stones, grass, hay, unripe berries, bark, mild vinegar. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough, too fresh I guess.


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