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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10598) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10541) - San Diego, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
Hazy amber with a medium off white head. Yeasty aroma with malty and sour apples. Flavour was yeasty with lacto, perfurme, malt and vinious notes. Finished sour.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10306) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot. White head. Nose of basement muskiness, tart passion fruits, white grapes and yeast. Taste is tart passion fruits, woody oak, white grapes and musk. Some yeast. A light buttery taste in the finish, (not diacetyl).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 2, 2013
Botella. Vársmakking hjá hann sjálvur Cecil Kongur. Orange hazy colour, white head. Sour fruity fresh very pleasant aroma. good mouthfeel Sour fruity nice grape flavour. Soo pleasant!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10100) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (10084) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 14, 2011
750ml bottle (ChrisO Pre-GBBF2011 "Donkey Dork Lord" Shindig)
Very lemony aroma. Sharp and crisp palate, nicely refreshing. Winey character negligible, fortunately, it’s mostly turned to real and welcome acidity. Covers 8.3% well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9956) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle @ Brent’s house. 2011 vintage. Pours a rich hazy, golden appearance with a white head. White grape, apricot, light vanilla, a bit oaky, peach aroma. Tangy, Smartees, peach, apricot, lightly tart, fresh, super easy drinking flavor with a bit of lactic on the finish. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9570) - 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.


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