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RATINGS: 1434   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Mint up front followed by dominant bubblegum dominate the aroma. Slight sourness in aroma if you search but it all comes back to a fruity sweetness that resembles bubblegum. Murky red orange brown that has consistent bubbles that form a slight white that leaves occasional lacing. Tannic sourness gives way to an elegant softness that has teasing sweetness and subtle notes of the aforementioned bubble gum. Really aggressive carbonation that stings slightly. Aroma just flickered a bit of cherry wood. Just hits a whole other level for me withe the soft intricacies. Woof.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kirunavinter (28) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle Batch 041514. Pours a hazy red/mercy color with no head. Big aroma of red wine, sour cherries, oak and tart apples. Body is medium with decent carb. Taste is up there with some of the belgian sour red/browns, fruity, oaky, vinous and some sweetness. Really good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Hazed dark orange / onion skin coloured pour with lasting fine off white head. Aroma is semi sweet plum jam, spicy funk hint of citrus, toffee, onion. Flavour is composed of tangy plum and apricot jam, some toffee, mellow sour, spicy. Palate is medium full, highish carbonation, spicy, dry finish. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (942) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Slightly reddish, not much foam, just a thin film. Aroma is quite intense sour, berries still intact, bit of barnyard and funk but also sharp vinegar which I like. Taste has berries and also some wooden oak that is blending nicely. Flavours are clean and somewhat distinct. Bitterness is also there, blended with sour. Just great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jensgam (159) - , DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
2010 bottle, aroma is tart, sour, cherries. Flavour is complex with sour cherries, and a tart and acidic finish. Excellent beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (462) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
BYO @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Nice dry layered sour. Subtle, elegant. Aging works well, for a change...

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Definitely is what it states. High sour vinegar scent with some tart bitters. Orange red color with a touch of hazy. Taste is harsh sour. Tart cherries and woodsy/mossy. The cherries are like pink/yellow ones that aren’t ripe. Palate makes your mouth pucker for sure. Tap

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2783) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2015
From the corked, caged bottle with a bottling date of 011615. Received in trade from jcwattsrugger. Thanks much jc. I have always wanted to try this one. It is a nice looking light amber-orange pour with a modest head. The aroma brings out wine, cherries, grapes, wild yeast and a touch of spice. Definitely has sour, wild ale all over the nose with that fruity addition. Medium and smooth body. The taste has a nice tart and sour cherry flavor but it does not make me pucker-up like so many sours can. Also an under current of toasted biscuit and Belgian spice with a dry finish.A hint of pepper. Just superb.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueshockey24 (182) - Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours Amber. Aroma of cherries and barrel. Taste is sour cherry with a wine dry finish. I like it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Hazy copper color, white head. Aroma has sour notes, apples, fruits. Nice sour taste, apples, some malty notes, citrus. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyzr (1247) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Amber pour with hint of a head. Sour fruit aroma. Flavor is a touch of sweetness with just a perfect match of sourness.


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