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RATINGS: 1350   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy copper-orange with a half-finger of frothy off white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sour cherries with some dark grape sweetness, oak, vanilla, Brett funkiness, and just a touch of brown sugar. T - Starts off with some sharply sour cherries with some dark grape sweetness and tannin with some vanilla. Through the middle, oak flavors come through with some more mellowing sweet cherry and grape with some Brett funkiness. The finish is a mix of sour cherries with some Brett funk and tartness, alongside some oak and vanilla. M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Feels smooth with a very sour and dry finish. D - Very drinkable. The sour cherries come through really nicely without being overpowering. The balance is very nice with the barrel flavors adding some great complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyF (106) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2014 Flaska från BottleRock LA. Bärnstensfärgad med lite vitt skum. Lätt syrlig doft. Smaken är torr och syrlig, kunde gärna haft mer sötma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (758) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Sour aroma of grapes and lactic acid, amber colour not much of a head. Dry feel with a sour taste with hints of grapes and a sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2651) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at Russian River. Pours a slight beige head fades with lacing. Brown color with aromas of grapes, raisins, lacto, wood. Taste like aroma with sour finish. very well balanced. medium body and carbonation. Not a big fan of the ageing in Pinot barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2267) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Des cerises pointues dans un enrobage pinot élégant. L’effervescence est brillante et aiguise les saveurs, bonne minéralité et finale sèche, vineuse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Batch 3 was toasty, a bit woody and with just a slight tartness. The fruit was starting to drop out. Batch 4 was fairly clean with the acid, and with balanced fruitiness. Seemed in its prime. Batch 5-2 was fresh, tart, fruity, and stil a little bit yeasty. Batch 5-5 was the weakest of the bunch, malty, not very lively at all. A dud, if you will. Of the 5, the Batch 4 and Batch 5-2 were my favourites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (277) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of Pinot noir, sour Cherri's and apples. Tastes of sour cherries and grapes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrepintado (1541) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at City Beer San Francisco. Dark orange color. Thin head. Medium to high sourness, low sweetness. Aroma is fruit, cheese, grape. Lovely balance!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1039) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
These do not disappoint. Meaning, the RR sours. Sour esters with a hint of wood and grain. A golden brown color with hits of red. Nice foamy head. Full and dry palate. Big flavor of tart fruit, caramel grain and a funky sharp finish. Refined and complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Volunteered poured at GABF...wonderful wild ale funky sour and cherry sour both working together so well. I love the carbonation of theses brews from R.R. so champagne like. I loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1064) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. From memory after having this off the shelf before BeerBro came online. Aroma of spring cherry, slightly spoiled milk, funk. Taste is very big cherry, sour, barnyard.

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