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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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(Editor’s note) Originally this version was available for the American market, while in Europe a version less sour was available; as of today, only this version of Sour is produced, so if you got a recent vintage you had this one.
The Sour has a sticker to differenciate it from the sticker-less Barriquée Mild, which has not been inoculated with lactobacillus bacteria.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boxofrane (2206) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours hazy reddish brown with minimal head. The aroma is tart cherry and vinegar. The taste has a nice tartness cherry, light sweetness, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3533) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
0.75l bottle. A massive fluffy beige top on this one! Really good retention on it as well. The beer itself is blurry and deep dark cognac colored. On the nose I get a nice subtle ripe and sweet fruits with a light vicious vinegar hint in the background. Mhm.. Really enjoying this aroma. It’s actually most sweet, while I was expecting it to be vinegar acidic. Not extreme but definitely nice! The taste has lovely tones of vinous red wine, lots of wood and tannin’s, old dedicated leafs, red berries and brown sugar. Lots of flavor, yet it’s a bit watery. Soft oily on the mouthfeel with a gentle prickling carbonation level. Not even a hint of the alcohol here, but it has hints of Christmas. Pine needles and something almost spicy. This is something I could drink quite a lot of. 24.07.2013

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Light body, dry. Very easy to drink. This is batch 12 bought at Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa, Ca. A very nice, refreshing sour. It is a bit thin but I don’t think it takes away from the flavor or drinkability.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Pours a yellowish brown slightly hazy. Tart cherries and dark fruit. Finish is light and clean with old carbonation. Very nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
[bottle] Sweet and slightly vinegary aroma; pickle juicy lambic. Hazy chestnut appearance under an off white, thin cover. Sour and dry flavour with some paper and goatiness. The dryness is unpleasant as though an infection. Metallic. Light body, high carbonation, sour and goaty finish. [Perhaps not stored properly or too old?]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
750 mL bottle from Once Upon a Vine.Batch #9, 2007, Bottle 923. Pours a clear cranberry color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart lactic notes, wood, dark fruits, earth. The taste is dark fruits, berries, grapes, funky sourness, faint wood. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13946) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. An unclear, golden-brown beer with a small, off-white head. The aroma is lightly vinegar-ish and lemony, with a faint touch of caramel maltyness. Dried fruit notes too. It’ rather tart on the palate, not as tart as expected though, with a pleasant carbonation level. Medium to full body. The flavor has a faint nutty, caramel touch, with lemon, a faint touch of vinegar and some funky notes. Long finish with lemon, caramel and nuts. Sort of disappoints this one, was expecting more sourness, at least judging from what I remember the European version to be. But it’s definitely not a bad beer anyway. 130815

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky amber with an off white head. Aroma of red berries, sour apples, malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and sour with some cherries, lemon, caramel and some funk. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hampton Inn, San Marcos, CA
Pours cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, sour berries, green apples and hint of tart. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with a dry and berry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft to flat

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (501) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2013
dark red appearance with HUGE head. aroma is very light. some brett, apples, oak, fruit. low sour, soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation. small sour finish with some apples, oak and tartness. Overall: Very boring compared to other flemish reds.


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