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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Marin Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of a very special and very limited brew,"Cuvee Roge." Named after our longtime manager/bartender, Roge, this beer has been several years in the making. Cuvee Roge is an American Sour Ale inspired by the Gueze Lambics produced near Brussels in Belgium. Cuvee Roge is a blend of brews, some 1 year old, & some 3 1/2 years old. Both were aged in the same special Chardonnay barrel with a variety of "bugs" (microorganisms) commonly thought to be beer "spoilers." One month ago we blended & bottled the Cuvee, adding sugar & fresh yeast to create a bottle conditioned product. Only 264 champagne style bottles, 750mL each, were produced which will only be available at Marin Brewing Company, & only for on-premise consumption. Cuvee Roge is a refreshing & moderately sour beer with a complex array of aromas & flavors ranging from citrus to barnyard with wine-like qualities & a dry, nutty finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 23, 2016
Draft: Poured a yellow golden with white head. Aroma is very funky and sour. Taste is sour oak woodsy with a grain balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2016
On tap @ brewpub during RateBeer weekend, January 2016. Clear yellow appearance with a thin white head. Vinegar, oak, and dark berries in the aroma. Tart, lemon, yogurt, acetic acid, and oak in the flavor which is pretty damn tasty. Light body. Not overly sour. Pretty easy to drink. I’d like to have this one again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap @ Sour Sunday 2016. Pale golden colored beer with a white head. There’s a nice blend of peach, white cherry, and lemon going on here. Subtle sweetness of pie crust and vanilla, too. Some light funk of oak and grass. Pretty zesty, crisp, dry finish. Just a hint of yeast to it as well. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/28/16] Draught at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at MaSo at Park Central Hotel in San Francisco. Hazy golden. Aroma is very fruity, sour, lemony, with some oak. Sour flavor, fruity, with wine, wood, lemon. Medium-bodied. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks solid; a slightly hazy golden orange with white lacing. Smells moderately tart with mild notes of biscuit and lemon. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly lactic mouthfeel. Enjoyable, but nothing like geuze (which it’s apparently inspired by).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is funky, lightly cheesy, fruity white wine notes. Taste is tart, light lactic flavor, very light acetic, but very acceptable levels. Palate is med bodied, med carbonation. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Pours rather apricot with a creamy white head. Tart/sour aroma. Flavor is rather tart and mixed fruit. Med body at least. Finish is very tart and somewhat sour. It’s a very tasty and drinkable beer. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1489) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
Hazy golden and quite foamy look. Has a vegetal aroma, vegamite like, and belgian spice box with a malted and cereal backbone. Soured flavours and tropical fruits, woodsy finish and a bit leesy. a super complex brew with layers and structure. very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Hazy golden pour with a nearly white head that’s short lived. Lots of funk, spice, wood and fruit on the nose. Nicely sour all the way through the palate with a real wine note and well defined wood.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Forgetfu with another massive hookup. Bottle pours yellow gold with a white head. Aroma is primarily citrus and oak with an underlying touch of funk. Flavor shows wheat malt base with additional notes of lemon, peach, and hay. Overall body is light to moderate and finishes tart/dry.


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