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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Base Burgundy Sour aged in Oak Barrels. Our Hommage to the history of barrel-aging and those who have influenced us along the way.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle, shared by myself, in the library... just now!
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a big head right off the bat that fades reasonably quickly into a small head with minimal lacing on the glass.

The aroma is really something, oaky with tart cherries and some nice earthy funkiness. Very low on acetic aroma with some plum and pear.

The flavor is really quite sour, I mean within the boundaries of acceptable sourness, but on the high end of that scale. Lots of tart cherry flavor, plenty of oakiness, and a huge lemony component with a hint of balsamic vinegar. Gracious the lemon flavor is happening here. It’s very dry and very low on bitterness.

good stuff, not something I’d like a whole lot of but very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Pours dark unclear amber like Hennessy. Aroma brings darker malts combine with the sour yeast and some of the burgundy grape. Flavor brings tart plum like flavors and the burgundy barrel creeping in and taking over.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (385) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours ruby red with fizzy white head dissipating to a persistent ring. Smell of brett, bread, cherry candy, red grapes, purple grapes, red wine. Sparkling carb. Taste of grape soda, lemon. Just right tartness. Great mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (596) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2016
I love all things funky and sour, and this didn’t disappoint. There are some cherry and tart apple flavors from the malt and the yeast, and it’s a little oily with a long finish and lively carbonation. However, the funk to sour ratio leans heavily towards the sour, and it hits you hard with some vinegary puckering. Solid sour -- just bring some Tums.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy dark brown in colour with a very thin white head. It has a sour red fruity and spicy, zesty tart fruit flavour followed by an oak, vanilla sour cherry finish. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
37.5 bottle from The Bottle Shop, Bermondsey. It pours a clean ruby copper color with minimal beige head that disappears immediately. Aroma is tangy lactic zesty acidic with notes of lemon juice and tart red berries. Lightly vinous. Taste is also tart acidic with more lemon and vinous notes. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, tasty sour

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (2158) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2016
Amber with off white head - Malt aroma with some sourness and hints of berries - Malt body with a good sourness that has some berry flavours - The sourness goes into a long finish - This was real good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5943) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2016
375ml bottle. Clear chestnut colour with ruby red glimmer and small to average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Mildly vinous, oaky aroma, hints of blue grapes, red and dark berries. Taste is tart, fruity, dry oaky, tangy, notes of grapes, red and dark berries, corresponding vinegar; slightly biting sourness, reinforced by carbonation with "subtle liveliness", lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Draught@CBC2015. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, mildly floral and brett like funkiness. Flavour is wood, some sourness, tart berries as well as some sweet maltiness to it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1095) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
37cl bottle. Gusher. Pours a deep burgundy red, with visible carbonation and a beige head with no retention. Smells of red grapes and wine, dark fruit, prunes, raisins, caramel and quite a bit of oak. Sour and very rich in flavour, with notes of unripe grapes, red currant, gooseberries and a very feint but perfectly integrated caramel background. Very nice.


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