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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Tap. Brown pour with a tan head. Cherries, coffee, oak, caramel. Medium body. Medium sourness. Nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2014
sample at EBF. this beer has rubytones. Dry and leathery, vinegary and aectic, its ok, dry finish. Light sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2013
On tap at Harpoon tap takeover at Stag’s Head for NYC Craft Beer Week 2013. Pours dark "bruin" with a tan/off white head. Aroma is of sour cherries. The taste is not overly sour: a mix of cherry tartness and caramalized sweetness. There’s some funkiness but very balanced and drinkable. I absolutely enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3179) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On tap at Beervana - Cranston, RI. Quiet, lightly tart aroma. This is immediately reminding me of a middle of the road oud bruin. The flavors are really quiet and understated, but lacking some complexity. I just can’t dig into anything here. The malt base is lacking a little bit and the sour complexity falls short.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. murky brown-reddish with a nice light beige head, good retention. light roastiness, very spicy, bold woody notes along with soft lactic ones. very fruity. light to medium hopping - grassy-citrusy. sweet, almost cloying, medium body - good mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Belgian Beer Fest Boston. Murky brown color, tan head. Aroma of coffee grounds and lemon. Taste is a nice balance between roastiness and soft sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head and a spot or two of lacing on the edges of the glass. The nose is really nice, bringing forward a moderate amount of roast before adding in some sour cherries and other dark fruit. Moderate lactic presence as well as a light touch of woody character. The flavor has some brisk acidity plus cherries and some dark fruits. Slightly vinous. Feel is fairly light with a good acidity leading to a dry acidity. A pretty nice brew and certainly a good early attempt at a sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
In short: A semi-funky and mildly sour caramelized brown ale. Very nice and easy to drink
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Cloudy brown body topped by a medium beige head with good retention
In long: Nose is a bit funky with toasted woody notes. Taste is a fun mix of nutty caramelized cereals, medium funk, notes of berries, mild sourness, almost no acidity. Far from an intense beer (relative to the style) this was an easy to drink Sour/Wild. I really liked this one. Another nice find at Extreme Beer Fest. I’ve killed so many brain cells with beer during that beer week-end that I think I lost 40 IQ points and Oh My God! we totally need a Republican party in Canada too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at EBF. Pours a hazy bruin body with an off white head. Sour bruin notes, a hint acetic, funky brett like tones. Dry leather and very little acidity. Soft and modestly sour. Nice offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Sample at EBF 2011.
Aroma : Tannic sourness with nice fruits and nice light cherries.
Taste : Light tannic with light sourness. Nice cherries. Finish is strong on cherries with light tannins. Quite dry.
Overall : Nice fruit and nice sourness.


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