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RATINGS: 1337   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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4.6
   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ester_ (106) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Red-pink color, medium head. Aromas of cherry, sour, crerry stone and wood. Flavours of cherry, sour, wood, cherry stone and wine. Couleur rouge-rose, moyen col de mousse. Arômes de cerise, sur, noyau de cerise et bois. Saveurs de cerise, surette, bois, noyau de cerise et vin.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
htzpah (96) - - SEP 2, 2014
Sour nose, amber appearance. Lighter than the consecration, but harsher aftertaste with some serious sour. Lip-pursing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (52) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Wild fruit and barnyard....cherries and brown malt aroma with a very nice oak vinious balance. Very nicely carbonated with champgne like bubbles, a very special dry finish...A+++++

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (99) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours reddish brown, beautiful. Smells sour cherries and red wine. Very tart with sharp cherry tones. Delicious

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (429) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle pour shared. Thanks T! Pours a reddish orange with a super sour cherry aroma from quite a distance. One of the most sour beers I’ve come across. And I’ve been looking. Sour cherries and berry. Wine like beer, but not a bad thing at all. Loved this beer to say the least.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poech73 (187) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ Quintessence 2014. Bière ambrée surette.
Nez fort acide, boisé accompagné d’un houblon herbacé. En bouche la gorgé manque de générosité : plutôt douce et épicée accompagné de saveurs de levure boisée. Cependant elle offre un bel équilibre avec l’acidité qui ne surpasse pas le maltage boisé et légèrement vineux. Finale surette. Bien

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arondee (563) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours yellow in color with little to no head. Aroma is sour cherries, lacto, and wine. The taste is lightly sour with a little bit of cherries and then the Pinot barrels come through in the finish. Very approachable for non-sour fans IMO. One of the best. Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to my landlord Frank. Poured hazy brown orange with mind head. acidic sour aroma with cherry honey. Med carb and bod. Brown sugar cherry funk sour taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1785) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Draught at West End Tavern. Hazy copper color, white head. Bitter/sour taste with citrus, cherries, yeast, earthy notes, ripe fruits, acidic notes and grapes. Bitter/sour finish with citrus, cherries, grapes and earthy notes. Magnificent sour/wild.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1366) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On draught during Bailey’s Taproom’s Seventh Anniversary Barrel-Aged BeerFest. Dark golden amber color. Aroma is vinegar and basement funk, dark cherry, and Chardonnay. Taste is similar to aroma, but the flavors mesh better and have a woodsy element. Well-balanced sour.


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