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RATINGS: 1326   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndresTM (306) - Vienna, - APR 4, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Batch 009. Endless layers of berries and tart fruits in the aroma. The vapors emanating out of the bottle tell beautiful fables of times past, featuring funky Brettanomyces; barnyard; old wood; dried manure; overripe cherries; dust; molten candi sugar; plump, ripe strawberries; a whisper of old leather; and lime. It is magical and it reminds me a lot of my dad’s farm back when I was a child. But it doesn’t stop there: pour it into your glass and you’ll get fresher esters suggesting something like a sort of local cherry cola, not the multinational kind, but something you’d drink out of a clear-glass bottle. I’d call it artificial, but I know it’s only part of the picture. It pours a beautiful, very deep amber. The head, off-tan in color, is fizzy and gets out of your way pretty quickly, with no remnant of it sticking around. The taste is tart and sweet, like ripe berries bathed in lime juice, with accompanying bitterness that feels old and funky. It goes down and greets the stomach with burning sourness. The mouthfeel is medium, somewhat sticky and with carbonation that feels natural and lively. The aftertaste is a bit funky and barnyard-like, but mostly it is fruity, red, and tart. It’s hard to get over how good it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2523) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Fad: Taster på brewpub. Rødlig gul uklar øl med fint skumhoved. Fantastisk sur duft hvor rødvinsfadlagringen tydeligt kan duftes. Dejlig sur og frisk smag hvor jeg glæder mig til at drikke de to flasker jeg har med hjem. Dejlig øl.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daafisch (30) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Slight sour aroma, dark cherries. Light red color with minimal head. Taste is sour with dark cherries. Finishes dry with a huge oak flavor. Delicious beer. Thanks Muthacack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (78) - GREECE - JUL 24, 2014
375 ml bottle at home. Dark copper color with nice off-white head. Aroma is mostly funky and "sour" at the beginning, cherry, bretty, a little bit vinous. When it gets warmer there are malty and wood senses. Taste is like aroma but more intense. Sour and funky at the beginning with tart cherries, later there are sweet malty notes. Great very long dry sour salty woody aftertaste. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (1713) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at the RR brewpub in Santa Rosa: July 2014. A: deep orange-amber; clear; Large creamy bone-colored head is fairly furable and leaves some lacing. Aroma: about as good as this style gets (for me). Flavor: excellent very tart and fruity flaovr. Rather subtle effects from the pinot noir barrel aging, especially in terms of woodiness. Excellent lingering, midly tart aftertaste. FeeL; smooth; medium-light body; good low carbonation; near puckering tartness. O: excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (638) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Old rating…but remembering that this was perhaps the best balanced sour I ever had. Cherry, wine barrel, brett, earth, funk, lemon. Wonderful mouthfeel as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (260) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle - Pours a murky brown. The nose is sour, vinegar, and cherries. The taste is tart and cherries up front and tails off at the end. Pretty good!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Lectvay, thanks again! Copper pour with a small white head. Slightly acidic aromas of cherries and some wine notes. Oak and funk are also there. Flavor is an awesome combination of them all. The wine and cherry qualities compliment the oak and tannins so well. Perfect level of sourness. Just a very impressive beer. It’s reputation is well-deserved.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2315) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Shared 12.68 oz./375 ml. bottle, poured to snifters displaying a hazed, amber/copper hue, with soft white head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was tart cherry, not necessarily wild, but under control, yeasty funk, woodiness, light tannic astringency, and mild vinous hints. The taste continued with a nicely balanced play on sweet & tart, and a pleasantly dry & fruity finish. Very nice! Thanks for donating to the cause, Bob S..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (329) - South Gate, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
P: Dark amber/red and a one finger head that goes away in a flash. S: Dark cherries, oak, earthy, some orange peel, grapes and wine. T: Very nice oak, cherries, grapes, with light yogurt tartness in the end. M: Light and puckery. O: My first supplication in a long time, and did not disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1324) - - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Hazy apple juice like appearance with a thin off white head. Aroma is vinous with tart cherry and musty funk. Taste follows pretty close. Excellent balance. Medium thick mouthfeel. Absolutely outstanding.

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