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RATINGS: 1334   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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4.3
   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lizardking3 (91) - 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 (373) - 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 (176) - 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 (557) - 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 (1048) - 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 (1758) - 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 (1317) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (209) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2014
On tap at Parry's. A reddish brown body with a thin white head. A small bit of lacing. Smells like a cherry sour. Tastes heavenly! One of the best sours I've ever had! Wonderful balance of fruit, Pinot noir and a bit of malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2603) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daafisch (32) - 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.


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