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RATINGS: 779   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear brown/amber with medium foamy off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, brett, sour and a little vinegar. Flavour is malt, fruit, sour, caramel, little vinegar, little acid, little barnyard, little tart and a little over carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark fruit and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 210513

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Heavy wonderfull sour aroma. Average sour nice flavor. Long moderate bitter ok finish. Oily palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle @ Gallafest tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are lactose acid, fruits, berries, little caramel, malt and hops. Vinous and mild.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1255) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Batch #16, 2012, Bottle #2161. Pours dark purple-brownish red from the bottle. Small bit of cream colored head. aroma of sour cherries, blackberries. Big heavy mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Lots of fruit up front with a good tart punch and dry oak finish. Cheery, blackberries, and grapes. Not sure I like the big body on this and tend to enjoy more effervescent sours. Not bad, but I could do without it as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle @ home from Hallinghansen... Thanks my friend...vintage ´09.. It pours cloudy red brown with a medium head.. the aroma is sour, spicy, fruity and wood... The flavor is fresh, sour, citrus, dusty, woody and fruits! very nice! liked it a lot! ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (585) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
25 ounce bottle from Hot City Pizza from Beer Week; nice sour note. Frothy head.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Awesome. Pours a brownish rust color with a reddish hue and an off-white head. Aroma is sour, apple, oak, and "aged" funk. Taste is sour, apple, raisin, rum, and other beer aroma similar to the ones found in the "brett" varieties. Palate: plenty of carbonation adds to the complexity and bitterness. Finishes dry and aromatic, nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a hazy reddish-brown nice head and little lacing. Fruity aroma of sour cherries with pleasant sourness, a tiny bit of oak. Taste is fruity, cherries, abit of berries, some lacto, little caramel sweetness (really just a bit), oak, vinious presence. Medium-low mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very surprised by this one. I might buy a few more next time i go to ontario.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Just getting into sour beers and I quite enjoyed this one. Lots of vinegar upfront--initially I thought too much vinegar for my tastes, but it smoothed out. Enjoyed the bitterness, the sourness, and the array of fruits underneath the initial bite. A complex beer, for sure, but at 14$ I might only grab it once more (at least for this year)!


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