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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 299   ABV: 9.96%
Ale with Black Currants, Locally Foraged Lemon Leaves, Hibiscus, Cane Sugar and Elderberry Flowers. Designed and brewed in collaboration with Bob Sylvester of Saint Somewhere Brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 Draft at Cigar City with Andrew, Maggi, and Geoff. Pours a murky reddish body with thin lacing and noticeable carbonation. Aroma is sour cherry, dark fruits, wood and tart. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with notes of cherry, plum, sour grapes, and oak. Had this two other times since the actual draft at the brewery and neither time has lived up to the original tasting. Second sampling at RnH during CC Smokes event and then thirdly from a bottle. Going to have to lower this guy a little.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Rating #1900. 750 mL bottle from the brewery. Pours dark cola brown with a thin off-white head. Nose is almost everything the bottle promises: brown base with some currants, I get the standard St. Somewhere elderberry flowers, lemon leaves, vinegar, tart fruit, and that funky mutant ninja yeast. Flavor is similar- reminds me of a very spicy Seabass. Vinegar, elderberry flowers, lemon leaves, and sweet spicy sourness. A great contradiction to enjoy. Medium bodied sour lingering with tartness, spice, and a hint of background sweetness. This is a fun one to ponder while enjoying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
750ml bottle. Dark brown pour with a light brown bubbly head. Oily lacing, a little spotty, but looks really good. The aroma is super sour and almost a little acidic. I got hints of cherries and lemon zest with that sour funk to it. Flavor is very funky as well, maybe a little too over the top. Id like to see how this one ages and mellows out over time. But still a good sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at the brew pub with James, Maggi, and Geoff. Served in a snifter. Pours very dark brown, purple hint. Taste is sweet notes of cherry, plum, sweet sugar cane. A lot like ommegang rouge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3006) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Reddish brown pour with a thin tan head. Tart sour apple aroma herbal notes with a touch of roasted grain. Tart fruity taste, very sour with a nice malt body. Just a little too sour for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2011
on tap-pours a tan head with black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-black licorice/anise, rye/grainy, some sour. Taste is vinuous-medium/dark fruit, sood, roasty-dark malt, earthy/spice hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2011
on tap at fermentation lounge. mud brown color with finger tan head and a sheet of lacing. Aroma is vinegar, grapes, cherry, acidic. Tastes are tart sour funky berries and floral. Lemon-lime sugar sweetness comes in later. Lingering acidic sour bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
draft @ redlight redlight. Tart raspberries on the nose, reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru, funky with traces of vinegar. Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Tart and funky upfront, a sharp souress, with tart raspberry and wild strawberry flavors, with floral hibiscus coming through and traces of caramel with a mild acetic finish. For almost 10% is very drinkable! Great job!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2011
On tap at Fermentation Lounge, great sour aroma, a bit of a soy sauce flavor. Not quite as sour as expected. A bit more sour than Sea Bass, but nothing too interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7233) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Dark brown, slightly murky pour with a creamy off-white head. Fresh, pungent aroma of sour cherries, and a faint medicinal-like alcohol presence (but not in a bad way somehow). Flavor is pleasantly sour with lots of sour cherries, some sour tart pucker notes, and just a hint of chocolate. As with most sours hard to pin a proper descriptive on the sourness - but I like it. Mouthfeel has a nice spritziness to it. Very good collaboration.

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