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RATINGS: 374   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
2010 version: A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, light horseblanket, white wine, perfumey and nice. In mouth, a smooth lactic sour chery taste, refreshing and smooth, a bit of white grapeskin, quite nice. On tap at brewpub July 31 2011.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9940) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of apple, straw, apricot, light grape and light oak. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, apple, white grapes, light oak and a hint of vanilla with a crisp dry tart lingering oak finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9405) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9247) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9214) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9142) - 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
Theydon_Bois (9054) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
2012 Vintage - 8.85% ABV at Cascade Barrel House, PDX, 22/05/13. Very lightly hazed blonde with a thin white head. Nose is sour grapes, musty, MkI rad piss, woody tones, lactose. Taste comprises tarte citrus notes, light vinegar, lemon rind, soured apple skin, musty damp bark, soured pears, subtle burnt notes. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation. Decent enough sour but not a show stopper for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9008) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , 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).


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