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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.85%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12707) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 21, 2015
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at kerenmk’s place. Hazy golden. Big vinous grapes aroma with wood, some lacto, and funk, a bit farty. Sour flavor with grapes, wine, wood, lacto, and an alcoholic touch. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11939) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11609) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11602) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11423) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
A nice elegant beer, medium to high sourness. Nice nice notes form both the oak and the grapes.

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