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RATINGS: 783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2150) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
750ml bottle during poker Friday night. Decided to do a European night which was nice. Pours reddish brown with thin soapy head. tastes of dark cherries, vinegar, tannic, grape skins, oak, and licorice. A touch thin but very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jivy26 (31) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
My first sour and exactly what I expected..decent aroma, golden opaque appearance, tastes not too tart, overall a good first sour experience.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1209) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2013
Murky unfiltered ruby brown with wee bubble trim head. Dip Dab sherbert juicy nose. Really smooth well disguised oxidation before a big upturn unleashing a fresh sour waterfall with touches of cherry. The cognac softness the tartness into a very very quenching finish. So smooth. If you stuck a straw in the bottle and let a non-beer/sour fiend have a sook you’d probably get interesting but very favourable reactions. Balanced at every turn.

Bottle, Deeblo Doesn’t Rate Tasting, from Beer Hive, Edinburgh

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (2224) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle shared with Lupuloadicto. Rubi colour with a good lasting head, off-white colour. Flavor is acidic, wood and slightly apple. Flavor is mild sourish, wooden notes are present. Maybe infected; I must try again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2812) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2013
Red amber colour, white head. Aroma of red wine, red fruits, funk, caramel and redcurrant. Light sweet flavour, light funk, malts, red fruits and some acetic acid. Quite thin body, dry, red wine finish.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VII, Oirschot 2013. Thanks for sharing, ceasar!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5118) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle @ ZZT VII, thx to everyone for sharing their bottles. Typical flemish sour aroma, but not really complex enough. Bit thin on the flavor. Maybe on the fresh side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Caesar, hazy reddish color, virtually no head. Smell and taste sourish, unripe fruits. For me it’s a bit I too I sour, but it’s a nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle @ZZT7 thx to caesar. Ruby colour with a minimal white head. Smells rusty, blood, sour, cherry. Tastes quite sour, cherry, red fruits, fresh. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
Tasted at ZZT 7 thanks to Caesar. Pours hazy amber with a small tan head. Aroma of barnyard, tart red fruits, cherries, light wood. Flavor is light sweet, moderate sour and acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750ml bottle, 2012, Batch #15, Bottle #813. Pours almost opaque reddish brown with a thick, foamy, off-white head. Aroma is tart, bright, woody cherries with noticeable funkiness. Taste is tart cherry skins, oak, wood and tannins and is earthy, citric, vinous and funky. Bright and tart on the palate, fairly sour, really nice carbonation. Great finish. Perfectly balanced; every aspect of this beer is standout. Just terrific.


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