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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Bottle at Papsø 23-Apr-2010 - Thanks. Cloudy golden - white head. Grapes, fruity, high fruity, sportsvand, oakey, barnyard, lacto, high dryness. Fantastic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13248) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle at Phil Lowry’s house. Cheers Phil. It definitely had some white wine grape character. It had decent sourness as well. Maybe a bit boozy, but the white wine grape character was very good and it did have some decent sourness to it as well. A beer that definitely stood out during a beer drinking day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12428) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Draught@Cascade Barrel House, Portland (ABV 7.75%, vintage 2010)
Clear golden color, small white head. Fruity, white wine aroma. Tart, white grapes flavor with hints of leather. Like drinking dry vinho verde. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a spare ring of white bubbles. Aroma of apricot, some sweaty socks, eucalyptus, white grapes, apple, and perfume. Flavor of lychee, kiwi, apple, grass, white grapes, and some rough (peppery) herbs. Unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11127) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. [thanks after4ever]
Pours clear orange amber with a small, creamy beige film head. Aroma has oranges, apricot, apples, tartness, soft metallic. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light mouthfeel - especially considering the ABV. Flavour is tart, citrussy, light malty sweet and lots of apple zest. Sticks to my teeth. Sweetish finish with some plum notes. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 750ml bottle @Pauls Gathering -pours an off white ring for a head and hazy gold color. Aroma is sour/tart, light/medium malt. Taste is sour/tart, light/medium malt, spice/wood. *************** @CBC 3.8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11025) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle from Bu11zeye, through Dedollewaitor. Thanks a lot! Cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Intense aroma of black currant and other berries, with some wood. Sweet, but tart flavour with berries and wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: July 09, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big sweet grape aroma, light floral character
Flavor: sweet grape flavor, nice tartness, light grape skin character
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours hazy woody amber with 3-fingers of fluffy off-white head. Strong vinous aroma. Aspects of sour. Medium body and frothy carbonation. Flavor is grapey, whiteish grapey, sour. Very nice, subtle sour. Goes very well with Mt Tam cheese. Finishes deliciously and smoothly sour. It’s very nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10702) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
cloudy orange, practically no head. nice mild sour base to some interesting aroma notes. citrus, bitterness (brett), flavor is sour, citrussy, brett, faint berries, wood. tastes really good, nice fresh winey notes from the grapes mixes very well with the sour notes, the sweeter notes balance.


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