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RATINGS: 192   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Hazy reddish brown with a thin, foamy beige head. Aromas of sour plums and cherries, some yeast and some funk. Flavor is sour cherrry, wood, funk, and earthy notes of the end. Medium bodied, slightly acidic and dry.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle split at Leightons, from an IP with a Texan dude, 02/09/14. Opaque reddish amber with a well appointed light beige covering. Nose is fruit balsams, sour mash, tangy citric tinged woodlings, red grapes, tannins, dank wood, dirty red berries, acidic tunes. Taste comprises soured red berries, spice, earthy tones, dank wood must, funk, fruit balsams, acetic tones, bitter orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an acidic rinse. Decent sour red, excellent balance, chugged quite a bit of this in a quick space of time!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Artistdave (26) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Reddish brown amber slightly cloudy thin white head. Caramel and sour works in tandem, slight floral nose. Very nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours cloudy deep red-brown with a small white head. The nose is if vanilla, toasty coconut, wood, juicy red berry and barnyard. The taste is crisp, tart, bitter-sweet, red berry, vinous, sherbet, wood, plum skin and red berry with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great balance. Very drinkable indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle shared on the bus during RBWG 2013 - Jacksonville. Pours cloudy red with a filmy beige head. Massively tart, acetic berry aroma. Big sour flavor, medium sweet, with notes of vinegar and berries. Light bodied with average carbonation. Further strong tartness on the finish with leathery fruits, mostly berries. Pretty decent though certainly punchy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2986) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9.4 ounces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on August 22 2014; eye: brown with a mahogany hue, hazy, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: sourness, acidity, green apple, light wild yeasts, slight musk, cherry; mouth: sourness, acidity, green apple, wild yeasts, light musk, cherry, salt, lactic, sour finale with presence of cherry, medium-light body, rather carbonated, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 22 août 2014; œil : brune avec une teinte acajou, trouble, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : aigreur, acidité, pomme verte, léger levures sauvages, très léger musc, cerise; bouche : aigreur, acidité, pomme verte, levures sauvages, léger musc, cerise, sel, lactique, finale en aigreur avec légère présence de cerise, corps moyen-léger, plutôt carbonatée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3117) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, red session. 03/05/2014. Clouded red / amber coloured pour with an off white thin head. Aroma is acid, funk, lacto, oak and light vanilla. Flavour is acid, tart grape, tanin, oak and light cherry fruit. Palate is puckering, sharp and light acid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2599) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Blend #3 maroon and dark red blood color. 3 finger head fades fast like sprite. Smells like cherry pie and cinnon graham cracker. Plastic finish. Cherry and raisin at the start with a mild tartness. Hearty amber malt backbone can’t get the after taste out of my mouth

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours dark reddish brown with a small white wisp. Aroma is tart cherry, oak and light vanilla. Taste is a mild oaky, tart cherry sourness with some oak dryness and vanilla sweetness. Real nice sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeLuke23 (76) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Nice tart not super sour. Very balanced oak vanilla cherry skin. Very good take on the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1310) - 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.


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