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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Red ale aged in oak barrels with wild yeast and souring bacteria. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bottle-conditioned. This beer is a tribute to our good friend Russ Beadie. Thanks, Russ. Thuss.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1314) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
750 ml. Batch 4. Dark red. It’s pretty sour, but not too much that it isn’t easily drinkable. Probably could have finished the whole bottle myself. Soft lingering sourness. Quite good. Not sure why it isn’t higher than it is. Maybe the first batches were off, but this was great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4436) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Rating from notes. Very sour aroma with yeast and acid. Flavor is very sour with some effervescent fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1206) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Rusty red with an off-white head. Aroma is red currants, cherries, hint of red wine. Medium-full bodied, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, big fruity finish. Flavours are blackberry, strawberry, red currants, pomegranate. Yum!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
Bouteille 75cl de et partagée avec omgrich et Pierre T., thanks for sharing Rich! 75cl, batch#5, brewed 13/03/2014. Ambrée, col blanc cassé. Arôme offre un petit bouquet boisé avec un fruité modéré (baies rouges) et une once de brett. Palais est légèrement aigrelet, pointe fruitée, barrique se note bien. Ce dernier ajoute une fine note de vanille grâce à ce chêne américain. Petite aigreur notamment de brett, malt cara et léger houblonné en fin de bouche. Je note sur la fin un fruité rouge de baies qui se veut plus présent. On arrive péniblement à une Rouge Flamande, mais plus à, comme indiqué, sur l’étiquette à un ajout de Red Ale en fût de chêne.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml Bottle shared by Jason H. 2013 vintage. Let me start by saying I’m not a fan of the style. Yet, JK hits the style of the perfect. Color is a dirty brown with ruby hues, dirty. Aroma is old cherries, sour grain, oak barrel and toffee type malts.

Flavor is a total mirror of the nose. Hints of vinegar that is a turn off for me. Lower carbonation with a thinner body. Lactic sour notes, mild bitterness with a dry mouthfeel. I rate this on a slight curve (leaving out my personal feelings) because they really hit the mark with this brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Reddish brown with white head. Aroma and taste is sour, funk, lemon zest and berries.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Considering I really am not crazy about sour red/brown ales, this was surprisingly good. Pours an orange reddish brown color. Smell is funky yeast and not my favorite. Taste is tart soury malt. Not overly funky at all flavorwise. Some cereal like grain sweetness as it warms. Medium body and light carbonation. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jason for sharing. Cloudy copper pour with a small foamy head that fades quickly to a nice ring. Aroma sour cherry funk, light jam, light brett, and light yogurt. Taste very acidic and sour. Lots of vinegar too. Tart and tannic finish. A little too rough for my sour tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2156) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
At WWBA. pours rusty. nose is ripened fruits. tastes of cherries, oak, leather, leaves, cough drops, red wine vinegar, and red licorice. pretty good offering

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1276) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle, batch 5. Pours a deep red color with a larg white head. Aromas of oak and nondescript yogurt. Taste is off dry, sour, minimal bitterness. Flavors of huge oak, barrel, tart yogurt, gritty, some spice. Caramel. Finishes sour and tannic but not cloying at all. Solid.


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