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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Lambic critters, French oak barrels. Pinot Noir grapes. Mulling spices. 1000 lbs raw local honey. Cherrywood smoked malt. 9%abv


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1754) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Tart Red Plum, Tart Cherries, Mild Sour Mash T: Tart Red Plum, Sour Mash, Sour Cherries M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sour, Semi Bitter Overall, a nice funky sour wild ale, better thsn the ratings say.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. This is nice sour brew with lots of complex layers of flavor and a good smokey overtone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
A nice aroma. Medium brown with a bubbly head. Wintermint. A nice sour.Good drinkability. tim;s bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soonerchamps (5) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
750ml bottle from a Blind BIF. Pours dark red/brown. Strong fruits, red wine, and oak on the nose. Very sour which I thoroughly enjoyed. This has been done better, but I still really appreciated it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Aroma of cinnamon, allspice, slight band aid funk, and slight honey. Pours red and hazy with lacing. Taste is tart with cinnamon, cherry, cranberry, honey and floral. The spice is a little out of place but I like the honey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Poured from a bomber. Poured with high carbonation. Notes of berries, mint, lemon, firm acidity. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2012
750ml bottle shared by Dallas, thanks bud
Appearance: Clear amber with a big off-white head, spotty lacing
Aroma: Leather, berries and oak
Taste: Tart berries and woody with a dry finish
Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (687) - USA - DEC 22, 2012
Deep orange, hazy, big dissipating tan head. Aroma reminds me of northern brewer hops--rustic, woodsy, minty. Also some berries, earthy horse blanket. Flavor similar but with some prickly acidity. Finishes fairly tart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark reddish color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with some oak and sour cherries notes also noticeable. Taste is close to most Flanders Red with some vinous notes with some oak and tart cherries with limited acidity level. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done and probably a good idea to add some honey to cut down on the acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
In short: A very oaky/tannic, medium fruity and slightly acidic copper ale. Good.
How: Bottle 750ml. Can’t remember when I bought it, probably around 12 months of age
The look: Cloudy red-copper body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Bottle opens with a very loud pop but doesn’t gush. Nose is very oaky, I could smell the tannins (can tannins actually be smelled?), oak, cherry wood, raspberry seeds. Taste is as expected extremely tannic and woody. The dry oak and accompanied tannins sucks your mouth dry. Some acidity, fortunately the acetic acid level is kept under control. The fruitiness is there but it is mostly overwhelmed by the tannins. I got some nice grapes, red berries and even some strawberries. Refreshing tartness despite the strong astringency. Supposed to use smoked malts, didn’t pick up any smoke. Very active carbonation. I would have preferred if it was more fruity and less dry astringent tannic, I usually like to let my high gravity sour/wild ales sit for a while before I drink them but I think this one is probably better fresh. A it intense at first but somehow I found the second half of the bottle easier to drink than the first half. A good beer but not worth the high price-tag, and if you are wondering why I keep buying all the Cisco Woods despite the fact that every time I complain they are overpriced, then that makes two of us.


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