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RATINGS: 1457   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gEUS (1713) - Linden, - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 375 ml bottle, sampled at our Californian motorhome tour. Pours clear amber with brown hue. Small white head. Aromas are blended in the most wonderful way and are made of tart cherries, noble Pinot Noir scents (finest Burgundy wines), wood and candy sugar/caramel. Loght body with an excellent balance between sourness and sweetness. Taste is cherries, raisins and gentle red wine vinegar touch. What a beer! One of my all time favourites! Compares to the Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, but a few steps higher on the refinement scale.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DocJitsu (1658) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2016 Tart nose, tart flavor. Seems a lot like a Granny Smith apple lying on the ground. Really don’t get the allure to people who enjoy drinking this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (4419) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2016
20.08.2016, 0,375l bottle (2015 vintage) @ Crowbar:
Nice bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sour-ish dry mineraly, oak, mild vinegar, minerals, weeds, sour cherries, soda powder, grass, bark. Taste is sour-ish dry, soda powder, sorrel, mild vinegar, oak, minerals, berry skin, sour cherries, bark, weeds, grass. Medium bitterness, sour-ish dry mouthfeel. Nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiery_1 (30) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle batch 100815. Cherries filled the air with a loud pop. Cherries and sour nose. Flavor matches but some wood as well. Smooth. Absolutely lovely!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerplace (701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
375ml bottle at Brian’s (thx, Brian!). Bottled on 08-Oct-2015. Sour aroma brings out lots of cherries, wine barrels, funk. Taste is the same character, very smooth. Perfect.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (1912) - - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color. Aroma and taste are cherries, tartness, and a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mortlach (1886) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle shared by ippopotamo36 @King Arthur (Rome), thanks Alberto! Pours reddish with a medium to little white head. Aroma of cherry, pinot noir, barnyard, dust, cellar mold. Flavour is vinous, citric, lactic, lots of red fruits, astringency. High body, medium to light carbonation. Rough and aggressive, but astonishing!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
copestx (75) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at RR. Little head and light carbonation. Thin body for such complex taste. Sour cherry, oak, pinot, strawberry, funk deliciousness. Up there with the best sours in the world.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
islay (2167) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Small pour at a tasting, consumed on 5-7-16. Pours copper, clear with a little haze. Sour, malty aroma features scents of apple cider and purple grape. Really pleasant smell. Tart, sour taste. Lemon juice. Bitter. Metallic. Fresh, kettle-style sour mixed with a substantial, barrel-aged quality. Perfectly executed. Frothy in the palate. Really good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (630) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Bottle from trade. Dark caramel color. Aroma has some cherries along with the wine barrel. Taste is acidic up front with dry wine finish. Not picking up much cherry in the taste. Really well done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TH28 (364) - - MAY 6, 2016
375ml bottle. Bottled 8/25/15. Appearance: Tea colored light brown, with reddish orange tones. Clear with a moderate off white foam head that hangs in pretty well for a sour. Aroma: Cherry is strong upfront, along with lactic acid, light toasted oak, and a distinct vinous note. Taste: Starts with a light sweetness with a touch of cherry, that quickly turns to a funky, earthy, puckering sour. Back end is distinctly vinous and acidic. Mouthfeel: Light body and moderate carbonation Finish: Very dry, with a lingering musty oak and cherry. Tart. Overall: A very unique sour in that the vinous quality of the Pinot noir barrel absolutely dominates the back end of this beer. This beer is puckeringly sour and tart, with a musty, funky quality. Leaves your mouth watering.


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