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Natty Greenes Cellar Series American Sour
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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Red wax top, bottle count 240.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
22oz bottle #1/230 shared by jtclockwork, thanks-pours a tan head that slowly foams over after opening and copper color. Aroma is vinuous/acidic, medium malt, tart/barn. Taste is vinuous, medium malt-caramel, medium fruit-raspberry, wood. Finish is acidic/vinegar, which didnít work for me, but front and mid-palate are quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle #1 of 230 shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark red. Tan head. Nose/taste of tart red fruits, oak, minor buttery notes and cherry finish. Taste is very acidic - lots of cherry vinegar in the finish. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2011
750ml shared by SincereNC - thanks, Ian! Pours like a well-aged brune, with a thin crisp layer of bubbles atop a medium brown body. Looks slightly oily, not much heft to it. Acetic vinegar funk aroma, with a faint but lasting oaky note. Body is medium, a bit too puckering on the finish maybe. Taste is well-rendered, even if a bit too sweet at the end (I problem Iíve had with some bottles of Duchesse). Could probably benefit from some age, but I found it enjoyable as is.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Several samples enjoyed at Pre-Sex. Faint oak and tartness in the nose, dry to complement the fizz. Medium amber color, could be midway between a cider and a lambic to look at it. Vibrant flavors, cherry isnít overwhelmingly sour, just well integrated and balanced, with oak and mild lactic quality bringing up the rear. Bottle this!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2011 Dark amber pour with a thin beige head and spotty lace. Aroma is lactic, light vinegar and acetone. Oaky tannins with subtle hints of aceto-bacter. Slightly harsh finish similar to the likes of acetone. Awesome
Earlier Rating: 2/8/2010 Total Score: 3.9
Maroon body with light carbonation. Aroma is cherry skin, balsamic vinegar and oak. Flavor is much of the same. I really enjoyed this brew, hopefully one day it will find its way into bottles. Not super sour but more then tart

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
A reddish amber ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, light sour cherries and vanilla notes. In outh, a rather light interpretation of the style, with light sour lactic notes, epsom salt, overall, light and nice. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2010
Sampled at WBF in Raleigh. Pours light brown with a very short head. Faint tart berry and sour aromas. The flavor is much more prominent: big sour fruit, vinegar, and funk. A very nice, and unexpected, good beer from Natty Greenes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1243) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Thanks to the NC boys for letting me try this one at pre-sex. A: Pours an amber like shade of brown with a small off white head. S: Nice light sour aromas. Tart cherry, vinegar, oak, and a dash of crushed sweet tarts. T: Lightly sour. Tart cherries, lemon zest, and mild vinegar. The oak is there in a mild sort of way as well. Nothing to bold here, nice light flavors that tend to meld really well. M: On the lighter side of medium, nice light carbonation to carry the flavors. D: One I would love to try again. Great little beer from a brewery I had never even heard of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Draft at WBF Durham. Best of the festival, IMHO. Multiple samples. We lived at the end of the tent where this was for 30 minutes, easy, drinking this stuff. Maroon bodied. Aroma is sour fruit, wet wood, and light vinegar. Taste is sour cherries, cherry skins, lemon juice, wet oak, and cat urine notes. Mild sweetness in the back. Body si tart and acidic while being light -medium overall. No real carbonation to speak of though it wasnít really flat. Ends with more sour cherries, light lemon, wet wood, cat urine and berries. Very nice stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3874) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2009
WBF. Man, I was not expecting to see this one. Pours a translucent copper with no head. Nose is fruity, sweet, tart, mildly acidic. Flavor is a tad thin, cherry skins, tart, lacking a bit of complexity. Palate is mildly tart. Didnít get much oak. Good to see the attempt though, definitely glad that someone in NC is doing this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
tap at brewgrass 2009. i came back to this one at multiple points throughout the day.... poured medium transparent reddish amber brown with a thin white head....a little oak and tart cherry in the aroma....flavors maintained a good balance of soft oak, not too sour cherries, and a nice caramel/toffee undertone. not too sweet and too sour.


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