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RATINGS: 204   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.


jhamp9's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1184) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Murky reddish brown with a thin off white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is sweet and sour cherry, apple, wood, and faint vinegar. Taste is very tart cherry, lactic, wood, and some funk. Very dry palate. Really nice sour.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2486) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tasted on 1/24/15 from a capped 750mL bottle at Swilliams’ bonfire, big thanks to Churney for sharing. Pours hazy, very dark auburn with a huge white head that leaves thick sticky lace. The nose is sour dark bread malt with a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is sour and a touch fruity with a bit of caramel bread malt. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long, tart, bready finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2443) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Almost blood red color. Medium sized off white head. Some lacing. Tart cherry, some acetic note. Sweet and sour. Cherries, sour. Nice. Tart finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2166) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by devman171 at the Annapolis tasting, thanks Devin! Blend #4 bottled on December 9, 2013. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit, wine. Tastes of vinegar, dark fruit, raspberries, funk, red wine. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1119) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle gusher, murky red pour, light sour red fruits and vinegar, nice dry sour finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2630) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle: Murky, dark, stained-woody brown color with tepid ruby hints. Completely opaque. Swampy. Soapy, gray-tinted head quickly settles to a skin. Aroma of tart black cherry, sour apple, red grape, light vinousness, a big batch of oak staves, light vinegar, & a touch of cola. Little to no funk, mostly just lacto-esque & fruity sourness. Flavor is the same way, though a bit more vinous. Lots of red grape, oak, & sharp tannins with each sip. Puckering cherry skin, mild acidity. I get a light touch of tomato? Strangely not as off-putting as it sounds. It’s just... kind of "there". Moderate vinegar tartness, stone fruit, oak, & cherry finish. A touch of musk & cork flows into the aftertaste, but still isn’t as barnyardy as many other JK offerings. Crisp, somewhat light mouth feel. Another nice sour ale from these guys.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1304) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
A - pours caramel with no head. S - this smells like a sour brown. Cotton candy, brown sugar, cherries, malty, sweetness. M -lightly tart dry fizzy T - sweet start dry end oaky brown cherries soy sauce vanilla leather tobacco. O - a nice sour brown.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (4174) - Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2014
decent sour brown, good tart flavors, a little thin. THe red wine saves it, best barrel treatment IMO for this style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8881) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Sample at the 2014 Infected Chimipalooza on 11/01/2014. Cloudy reddish-amber color with a medium white head that dissipates to a wispy film. Strings of lacing. Aroma of funky yeast, fruit and spice. Medium body with flavors of tart cherries, oak and herbal yeast. The finish is tart with a funky cherry aftertaste. Above average overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrankaNik (12) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 3, 2014
Very tasty sour beer. A large bottle was given to me by a friend recently and I drank the entire thing by myself, which is a testament to how tasty this beer was. Complex. Extremely flavorful with an assertive sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
750ml bottle. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Caramel, fruity, oak, vanilla, and some lighter funk.


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