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RATINGS: 202   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to the angrypirate06. RU-55 Drank while listening to RU486. Pours with a deep brown to mahogany hued body with a medium sized off-white head that fades relatively quickly. Aromas are of waxy, sundried and cara cara oranges, brett, wet wood and funk. Medium malt complexity, earthy, vinous, balsamic. Deep and complex. Flavors are of acid, mostly lactic with medium acidic. Deep malt overtones including toast, roast and caramel, massively vinous and strongly lactic. Pencil shaving and iodine. Good acidity. Slightly rustic with a negative connotation. Complex and quite sour, very light butyric acid. Very lively carbonation, dry. Feels bigger than 7.3%. Good, straight forward lacticly sour red. Overall nicely sour, with a slightly awkward but deep woodsy and waxy funk profile.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2018) - 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 (1100) - 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 (2518) - 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 (1285) - 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 (4076) - 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 (8813) - 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 (9270) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3784) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
750 ml. bottle shared. Pours reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, berries, and funk. Taste is tart cherry, sour fruit, funk, and oak. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (5256) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass brownish, small head. Fruity aroma of cherries. Starts mild, fine sourish-fruity, notes of berries. More and more dry, a bit moldy. Dry and sourish finish, bitter aftertaste. Okay.


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