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Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (3123) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (10577) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (17715) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6026) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2994) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to errl! Aroma is packed with sour cherries with some rich honey, light cinnamon and oak. Tastes sweet at first and quickly turns tart and dry by the finish. Loads of tart and slightly sour cherries. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle.Hazy deep red beer with an small offwhite/pinkish head. Sour fruitystrawberry funky aroma with rubber notes. Sour Cherry funky Woody red berries hay flavour. Really a nice one :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2909) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Murky poured at WTWBA. Nose is rich fruits. Tastes of cherry, chocolate, wood, wine, spices, pepper, drying finish. Deep fruit. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1222) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, bout 2, pour is clear pinkish red with low head. aroma is funky tart cherry.. taste is soft and tart sour with ripe cherry, love this

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1517) - Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep red with pink head. Aroma is strong of sweet cherry, fruit forward, light sour funk coming through. Taste is light bodied, medium carbonation, very fruity. Overall, delicious fruit forward beer.

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