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RATINGS: 1378   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 (353) - Houston, Texas, USA - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Tap at Barcade.
Appearance: Reddish body, clear. Short lazy head.
Aroma: Sour cherry juice, hints of sour, light Brett and light perfume.
Taste: Moderately sour, sort of acetoneish. Oak tannins and sour cherry.
Palate: Light-medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Doesn’t wow me like I was expecting. A bit one dimensional.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (823) - USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 24 Apr 2012 -- ’tis ridiculous how much attention this brewery receives, or so I though. I tried this beer, the first of Russian River’s, and I loved it! Great sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3081) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle: Mildly translucent copper color with a slight red hue. Deep orange, too. Off-white head on top that’s gone in a few moments. Aroma is very sour up front, gets the saliva glands pumping. Sour black cherries, red grapes, heavily vinous oak, moderate vinegar, & oak. A little vanilla. Flavor is built off of grapey vinousness & soft acetic acid. Vinegar, grape, oak, vanillin, cherry, red apple, a touch of corky cellar funk near the finish. Dry cherry skin finish, lingers with notes of oak, vinegar, & red wine grapes. Though not my favorite Russian River sour, it’s still very delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (8288) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Slightly cloudy amber colour with a tiny to small white head. Sourness, brett, tartness, yeast and some vinous notes in the aroma. Wow! Sourness, tartness, brett and wine in the flavour. Excellent beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (93) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Wood cherries wild yeast spicy phenolics and wine like in aroma and flavors. The Pinot character is especially evident. Fantastic beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewtalizer (10) - Miami Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2015
Ah supplication.... I love this beer. Beautiful color, great smell of the delicious things to come: The sour cherries is strong on this one, woody, wine and the tartness packs a punch. Carbonation is just perfect, nucleation makes it spicy to the tongue. A well balanced sour. A+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2015
Clear, deep orange with some red colors. Smooth redcurrant and cherry with hints of sweetness. In the mouth it is again fruity with a hint of sweetness but a rich, boozy, tart flavor also comes through. It is very obviously a strong beer, maybe even punches above its weight with the winey character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Livendadream (149) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Btl pours a clear light brown color with some ruby highlights. Big thick soft head lingers leaving no lace. Smells of berrys, wood,my wet dog, and hint of wine. Tastes of sour patch kids,wet hay, wine, and cherries. Medium body, perfect carbination, tart mouthfeel, and a dry finish. I really can’t desribe this adaquately. This is beer is fantastic! It has so many different flavors and aromas we could be here all day. I love it! Mouth puckering, barnyardy,wine barrel wood, dark sweet fruits, everything you could want in a sour and more. It is worth every penny!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jacobrm (24) - - MAR 20, 2015
Batch 092414. So good! The wine shines though in an amazing way! The sourness is slightly more pronounced than consecration in my opinion. Still subtle though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Appearance: Bottled 24/9-2014, cork and cage. Dark brown/red, lots and lots of light tan head.
Aroma: Berries, sour, wood/oak.
Taste: Quite sour, fruit and cherry. Vinous, also sweetness in there. Pearls before swine, unfortunately...
Bought: Trade with Gregory - thank you very much!, 375 ml
Info: 13/3-2015, 59/100


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