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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Sour red ale aged in oak barrels with cherries


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3246) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle... Pours hazy and burnt-orange with no head. The aroma is a an earthy, fruity marriage of damp oak and sour cherries. Full-bodied with low carbonation. The flavor is both sweet and sour - mainly sour. Cherry SweeTarts come to mind. Also a small splash of red wine vinegar here. Tart, yeasty finish. A very nice Flemish brown or Flanders red - what’s the difference, really?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1087) - Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues and minimal off white head. Aroma is very vinegar, balsamic, vanilla, figs, raisin, touch of cherry. Taste is cherry, wood, a bit sweet, winey, medium bodied, high carbonation. Overall, really nice sour red.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (779) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle from little bro. Pours a cloudy red. Aroma is tart cherry. Taste is lite. Sweet, cherry, not overpowering. I get cherry snd oak, but subtle. Really nice drinker.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (892) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Aroma is fairly cherry forward with some lighter acidity. Light oak notes, but mostly tart cherries. Some berry character. Pours a cloudy, reddish brown with some amber hues and a tan, thin head that recedes fairly quickly to the edges. Light lacing and no legs. Flavor has a nice, tart acidity with quite a bit of cherry flavor. Light malt notes of caramel and toasted bread. Medium light oak notes. Some berry and cassis notes compliment all the cherry character. Light bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a really nice beer. One of the better de Garde beers that i have had. Balanced fruitiness with a lot of acidity and some nice yeast character. Light malt and oak notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2014
At Stephens GABF 2014. Pours brown clear almond with no head. Aroma is musky funk, sour medium acidity. Taste is medium heavy acidity, oak barrel, tart sweet cherries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is slightly hazy amber red with a small tan head and good lacing. Red wine vinegar, oaky, some caramel, light bourbon, light vanilla, punchy and Jammie aroma. Taste is sour cherries, some green apples, light vanilla, caramel, wood, tannic and grapey with a moderately sour finish. Medium body with soft carboantion. Decent stuff but a bit too sour to be high class .

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown tan head. Nose/taste of oak, cherries, sour berries, vinegar tartness. Soft carbonation. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2490) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a white head. Raspberry bouquet. Tart raspberry notes. A bit of caramel malt in the finish. Average body with a good mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (384) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle - pours brownish/red. A sour cherries and slight vinegar aroma. The taste is sour cherries, a little lemon zest, and vinegar.


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