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RATINGS: 1422   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 (402) - 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 dadís farm back when I was a child. But it doesnít stop there: pour it into your glass and youíll get fresher esters suggesting something like a sort of local cherry cola, not the multinational kind, but something youíd drink out of a clear-glass bottle. Iíd call it artificial, but I know itís 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. Itís hard to get over how good it is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rorykinnear (5) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2015 does not count
Bottled 1/14, tasted 10/15. Iíve had this beer many times on tap and from bottle and this is just a review of how it ages. I normally rank this among my favorite beers ever, so I bought a few and held on to them. Unfortunately the sourness does not increase much but the Brett does, At 1.5 years old both bottles were dank, musty, and meaty. The Pinot barrel came through stronger on the aroma but the taste was strange. I like Orval so Brett isnít a problem for me, but it clearly kept developing. My numerical rank is based on how much I like this beer normally. But no reason to age it past 6 months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (707) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle to teku. Mostly clear reddish brown with a light tan ring. Oak, wine, more oak, sour cherry, tartness. Nice and tart. Not painfully so. Complex beyond my ability to describe. Hype worthy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willisread (1301) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Thanks Jon! Pours a copper with a small off-white head. Super inviting pinot noir nose with some light cherry and oak notes. Average body with active carbonation. Juicy pinot noir flavors and cherry rush the palate and leave lovely tannins behind like a nice pinot. Quite vinous but still very much a beer. The cherry is there as well as the oak with some light vanilla as it warms. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Lovely stuff. Bottle, thanks Jon. Cherries, very woody aroma. Kriek like, funk, feels very Belgian! Nice carbonation, nice sourness. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (387) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Poured into a wine glass showing dry orange peel with light copper tinges. The nose is very Pinot Noir forward - light bright cherries with good hefty notes of oak that are made shrewd by the tart notes of the beer. The palate is medium bodied and fully carbonated. Big oak flavor in the background and on the linger but in general the cherries and Pinot Noir flavors take the center stage and surge through on the front.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2015
375 ml bottle at home, thanks TimVim! Hazy amber with beige head. Aroma complex, vinous, woody, funk, grapes and faint alcohol. Taste is similar, very complex, woody barrel notes, grapes, bretty funky notes with a complex long finish with woody barrel notes. Intense!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Tap, Aroma is sweet fruits and oak, taste is tart with strawberries and other fruits hints of oak, definitely some wine characteristics. Very good

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
These guys kill it on the representations of beer where I am from. Aroma f light malts and tart fruits. These guys do well with the Vinicius character that most this side of pond lack. Complexity it king here. Wine funk Brett tart and fruity. Try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (264) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a fairly clear red amber color with an off-white head. Aromas of red wine-like qualities, cherry, yeast. Definitely smells like a kriek. Taste is moderately sour with some cherry underneath. Like the balance among the flavors--everything seems in harmony to me. Medium bodied; carbonation is on the soft side of average; tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2015
10 oz pour at Asbury. Clear bright red with a long lasting white head. In the aroma is funk, solid cherry sweetness, sour vinaigrette, oak. The balance is amazing. Full palate and a bouquet of tart fruits, oak, cherry. The alcohol is completely hidden. Supplication was so far ahead of the trend of American sour beers and it still holds up to the best of them.

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