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Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Refermented with Cherries

Montmorency and Balaton® cherries from Michigan were added to mature, sour, barrel-aged beer, and allowed to referment to dryness. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.

Balaton® is a registered trademark of Michigan State University.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4039) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Another awesome bottle shared by DJ at RBWG. Glad I stayed up late on my last night there to enjoy these with the boys. One of the better American made cherry sours I have had. Reminded me some of 3F Intense Red Kriek. Great balance between cherry flavor and acidity. Really well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2016
500 ml bottle shared by djd07- thanks again, DJ! Bout 2, February 2015. Pours a hazy ruby color with a small pink-tinted ring for a head. Big cherry character, tart and earthy, with rose petal, oak, grapes, mild spices, and apple skins. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a tart, fruity, earthy mouthfeel. Excellent cherry sour.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3853) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Hazy light red liquid with small to medium light pink head. Aroma of cherries, almonds, lemon, light cinnamon and apple skin. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of cherries, cinnamon, light funk, lemon and red apple skin. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3304) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle. Big tart sour cherry nose. Hazy and weirdly bloody red and clear color. Large tart cherry initial, light vinegar, slightly salty with some funk, and a small fruity finish. Thin body, with medium astringency. Smooth as can be.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (8907) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2016
500 ml Italian-style bottle. PRetty pink-red color with lace. Nice tart cherry nose, a bit of yogurt. Flavor is cherry, including a nuttiness from the stones, and yogurt. Not hugely sour like a lambic, but lovely funkiness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3705) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle share courtesy of Rich. Cherries dominate this brew, sweet and tart. Pours out a nice pink hue, with small frothy head. this ones all about the cherries

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5483) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Little sexy bottle thanks to Rich. Pours out a maroon berry color topped with a small pink head. Nose is nice cherries wood barrel notes nice funk tart great. Taste is more of the cherries tartness sweetness funk very nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (12897) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
500mL bottle, pours an opaque dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out lightly tart cherries, some light funk, and wood. Flavour is full of pitted cherries, with subtle tartness and some wood to finish it off. Quite a unique flavour profile to it. Woody, pithy and complex. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (20266) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle sample. Hazy to cloudy reddish color, off white head. Aroma of dusty, funky overripe cherries. Taste is softly sour leathery cherry. Good stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6347) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Courtesy of umich03jm

Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate cherry, more sweet than tart, with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. It’s pours a murky deep pink with a small pink head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cherry. The finish quickly turns heavily tart with tart cherries, lemon, faint vanilla, cinnamon, and oak. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.


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