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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Sour red ale aged in oak barrels with cherries


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
On tap at De Garde, pours an opaque cloudy pinkish red with a large pinkish white head. Aroma brings out loads of medium tart cherries, with medium funk. Flavour is fairly funky, with dry tart cherries, some earthiness, and some barnyard funk. Really cohesive and well-aged. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8104) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Draft - Sweet and mellow berries. Reddish pink with a decent white head. Light Berry, touch of Apple and funk. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7350) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2015
On tap at De Garde. Pours a pinkish red hue with a large white head. A big spicy cherry nose. Light sour wood and sawdust, big sweet spicy cherry pits, deep cherry goodness. Sweet, but a background of sourness. Solid. I love me some kriek.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, cheers once again to our host with the upmost, 27/03/15. Hazed chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is tarte red berries, raspberry jam tang, wodded notes, cherry, spice, funnky wafts. Taste comprises light smoke, tarte red berry, acidic notes, fruit balsams, wooded notes, tangy berry. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, acidic licks and puckerings in the close. Solid sour red.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Thanks to Bruce. Hazy red amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Nice Flemish red sourness livened by a little sherbet. Cherry and mild vinegar. Tangy orange peel, well buried. Little lemon. Light crisp finish. Tart but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3500) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Bruce! 8.4%. Cloudy red brown, small tan head, lightly sparkling. Aroma is apple cider vinegar, sweet resins and oils, sherry, toffee and caramel. Body is medium, foamy, tingly carbonation. Tooth coating sugariness. Taste is tart and earthy, more apple cider, boozey, acidic, lemon, dry tangy finish. A very tart and acidic beer. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Bruce. Pours unclear red-brown with a creamy off-white head. Lots of tangy, jammy cherries in the nose, slight funk. Medium sweet flavor with some chalky berry candies, tart cherries, fairly acetic, some vinegar. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sharp acetic finish, aggressive, cleansing, some further tart cherries, juice. Some lingering tongue-blistering acetic twang to finish. Good, but damn sharp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bruce. It pours hazy deep red with a small off-white head. The nose is sweet, juicy, cherry, jam, vanilla, Bakewell tart, toasted almond and clove. The taste is smooth, crisp, juicy, bitter-sweet, cherry, jammy berry, Granny Smith apple, sherbet, minimal acidity and wood with a dry, fruity finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Crisp, juicy and tart. Really pretty damn tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Red pour, pink head. Sour, cherries, cranberries, raspberry, juicy, yeasty and quite tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours a bright red with a pink head of foam. The aroma has intense cherry skin and fruity funk. The taste is sweet dark cherry skins with a beautiful acidity. Medium body and medium to high carbonation. So good!


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