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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (11685) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2010
Corekd bottle from Hoppymeal, thanks! Orange color. Oak, vanilla and muscat grapes in the aroma. Sourish flavor with lots of oak, vanilla, ginger and grapes. Some rest sweetness from the grapes, not much. Hints of tangerine peels. Quite interesting and complex beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 16, 2009
GABF 2009. Pours sparkling light yellow with an average, frothy off-white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, grain, meal), light hop (grass), average yeast (earth, musty) with notes of pear, honey, and pepper. Medium bodied, mineral texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Cascade Tasting Room, split with Matts_Property, pours a clear blonde with a white head. Aroma of white wine, grapes and some tartness. Flavour of white wine, lots of grapes and medium tartness that lingers. Nice depth and I like the grapes being most pronounced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11170) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
Bottled. Light amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Sourness, citrus, fruits, spice and oak. Flavour of citrus, sourness, spice, fruits, some lacto and yeast. Medium to full bodied. Dry sour grapy end. Quite refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Bottle shared at CCB. Nice damn beer. Amazing!! Cloudy rich gold pour. White head. Aroma is really nice. Sour, fruity, and delicious. Flavor is sweet/sour with loads of fruit and some light vinous notes. This is really, really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (10704) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours hazy orange-yellow with a thin, bubbly white head. The nose is farmyard, tangy orange and lemon, white grape and mango. The taste is tangy orange, mango, melon, pineapple, lime and sour white grape, with a sweet-sour finish. Nice balance. Refreshing and very drinkable stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
750ml bottle acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!). Poured a medium amberish color with a smaller sized off white head that quickly dissipated. Aromas of grapes, woodiness (that came out as the beer opened up), vanilla, and some funk. Tastes of the same grapes, woodiness, citrus, and the same lighter funkiness. Lighter tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Sample at the Barrel House. Slighly hazed honey-gold color with a thin white head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Vinous aroma with notes of apples and oak. Medium body with flavors of tart funky fruit, oak and earthy yeast. The finish is fruity with a spice and white wine aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10427) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Murky apricot-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Fantastic creamy retention. The nose is totally funkadelic – chardonnay, barnyard, fallen wood, sharp cheese, lemon and fuzzy fruits. Full-bodied and creamy with active carbonation. Moderately sour, bready, lightly bitter and very fruity – apricot, lemon and a whisper of sour cherry. Tart, crisp, mildly woody finish. Totally blown away by this world class brew I picked up in little old Vero Beach, Florida… life is good.


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