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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We’ve taught an old brown new tricks. The brunette hue is derived from roasted Belgian aromatic malts, and fruity esters are augmented by lemon and orange zest. For a further twist, Brettanomyces induced secondary fermentation flecked with sour cherries, raisins, cranberries, and figs for a mildly acidic ale. Enjoy this gift now, or for even freakier, age it somewhere dark for the ultimate re-gift.


sitzds' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 23, 2014
375ml bottle shared during #bottlecherwednesday at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Poured into tulip. Beer is clear dark amber with a tall khaki head that quickly collapses to nothing. Aroma is citrus, oak, spice, dried fruit, and brett funk. Taste is tart/sweet citrus and dried fruit, woody/nutty bitterness, and just a touch of bourbon heat. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a long drying, warming finish.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 19, 2015
Aroma: Medium sour, cherries, brandy-soaked christmas cake. Light chocolate, licorice Appearance: Clear, dark red body. Thin, light-brown head. Fair retention. Flavour: Medium-light cherries, medium-light sourness. Light vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, cloves, brandy-soaked christmas cake. Medium dry finish with lingering cherries, tart. Mouthfeel: Full body, Medium-low carbonation, creamy. Overall: Amazing! Amazingly complex. Great beer! 375 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Wimpie and Amanda! 17C. Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (375) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle (375ml $12): Clear brown with 1 finger head. Cork was really hard to get out. Belgian aroma and taste. Toasted malt as a brown but with sourness as advertised. Tasted cherries and grapes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2865) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2015
On Tap at the Bend Brewery Clear deep rich redish borwn with a thin scant ring. terrific sweet prune and ripe fruit aroma Malty slighly tart flavors with a woody slightly funky trailer. Very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
37.5 cl. Vintage 2014. Bouteille bue à la campagne avec ma femme. La robe fait le style et la mousse fait un spectacle. Un bouchon de liège sous une capsule prise dans la cire. Au nez, douceur de caramel, agrumes en sauce balsamique, bourbon et noix de coco. Les parfums sont assez spéciaux. Au goût, fruits et bourbon boisé dans une avancée maltée un peu gluante. Les saveurs sont assez spéciales. En bouche, un liquide un peu lourdaud qui a tendance à devenir collant. En finale, une force boisée, un alcool non-identifiable, des fruits comme un écho insaisissable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with a thick, foamy brown head that dissipates quickly leaving a tiny ring of beige. Aromas of cherries, raisins, caramel, wood, yeast and light spice. Flavors of sour cherry, cranberry, lemon, raisin, fig, wood, light yeast, caramel, and spice. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, acidic end. Sour is rather mild, 6/10.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wchesser (1474) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Most annoying packaging ever...multiple waxing and then a freaking cork under the cap. Murky brown with red tones. Light carb. Nose of oak, dark fruits, some spicy yeast esters. Super astringent oak tannins, burnt malts and heavy toast oak barrel, some tart dried fruits. This thing is a mess. Gross. And given that wood tannins don’t soften with time I imagine this is only going to get worse with age. Less is more, boys, less is more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
On tap @ Tin Bucket, RBSG. Medium copper colour. Caramel and mandarin, lightly spicy, cherries and plums, caramel, moderately sour and malty. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2015. Pours a deep cola brown with a thin tan head. Acetone on the nose, nutty malt. Medium bodied, acetone, big and sweet. Too sweet for me, fruity with long acid and fruit. Not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle @ home. Cola colored beer with a fizzy layer of tan foam. Smells like sour red fruits such as cherry, grape, and berry. Certainly acetic but also somewhat sweet and sugary. Lots of caramel, charred wood, and Dr. Pepper. The flavor is a little bit hot, actually. Some sourness of vinegar and fruits, but more caramel, toffee, and vanilla than expected. A hint of coffee and some green apple. Light citrus oil.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (869) - - MAY 31, 2015
375ml waxed, capped and corked bottle. Sour cherry aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, dark fruit and sour funk. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue, a thin tan head that burns off quickly and no lacing. Starts sweet with dark fruit and cherry sweetness to go with the lively, high carbonated mouthfeel. Finishes quite smooth with spicy Belgian notes before finally giving way to the sour cherry punch that lingers on the palate. Pretty nice sour.


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