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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Sour brown ale aged in oak barrels with cherries and raspberries.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (1998) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to alexsdad ! Pours a rusty brown color with a finger of eggshell foam. Lots going on in this beer... big sour cherry notes in the nose mingle with vinous acidity and layers of caramel, earthy compost and some funky wet wood. The raspberry starts coming through in the palate midway through and pairs nicely of the cherry notes adding a layer of earth ripe raspberry and tartness to enhance the sour cherry flavors. Long complex finish with great barrel character !

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
hazy sepia, thin white ring. Dusty wood and brown malt nose, thinned by light acetic, faint vegetal and plum. Heavy sugar in the front, light wood in the acetic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (995) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting, thanks Travlr! Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of tart dark fruit, vinegar, funk. Tastes of dark fruit, vinegar, funk, tart fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3020) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Travlr! Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Smoky nose. Flavors of tart cherries and raspberries with hints of smoky oak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Big thanks to travlr! Fittingly, mahogany colored pour, small rim of head. Nose and flavor bring surprisingly little adjunct fruit, with hints of cherry and raspberry overpowered by big barrel tannin, vanilla, vinous tartness. Good sour bite. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2014
First really nice beer I had today. Pours maroon with good head and lacing. Sour plum and citrus. Bretta and grapefruit. Finishes tart. Nice! Bottle at epic sour tasting.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Vintage 2013 Bottle 59/400 Thanks Mark! Pours a brown coffee color with a solid quilt of tans. Smells of oak, cherry, touch of chocolate, maybe some raspberry musk. Decent nose. Flavor is richly cherry, some more dark chocolate, some more musk. There’s oak, some tannins and a nice tartness. A bit of umami in the flavor that gives depth to all the components. Medium on thin with moderately reserved carb and a dry finish. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2013 bottle. Big thanks to DrSilverworm for this. Bottle 212/400, shared at Jeff’s. Clear mahogany color (very appropriate) with almost no head. Love the aroma. Raspberry jam, sour funk and barnyard, lemons, and wood. Taste brings out the cherries more to go with the raspberries. A touch of sweetness helps to counter the rather strong sourness. Just the perfect amount of barnyard in the finish. Cool beer and my kinda sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Jason! Bottle #212 of 400. Deep mahogany body, true to its namesake with a slight, beige collar that forms slowly on top. Aroma has lots of jammy, sweet raspberry & puréed cherries with timid vinous notes of oak & grapes popping in & out. Underlying tactic tartness coming hand-in-hand with the fruit. Aroma has more raspberry than cherry, but the flavor flip-flops & cherry becomes the most prominent flavor. SOUR cherry notes, lighter tart raspberries with some mildly lactic lemon, wet oak, & a unique combo of silky smoothness & sharp snapping acidity in the finish, ending quite dry. This is a very nice sour from Jackie O’s... Too bad the bottle is so limited!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4606) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Courtesy of umich03jm

Bottle: The aroma consists of raspberry, light roast, lemon, and coffee. It pours a dark brown with some orange transparency. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a very thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick to of sour raspberry. There’s a touch of chocolate and roasted in the background. The finish has moderate sour lemon with a touch of roast. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.


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