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RATINGS: 781   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2005
[bottle at LCRBM] The nose is amazing, fruity, cherrys, woody, with some mustyness, a little balsamic and some wood. full bodied with a sour finish. soo good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YogiBeera (2451) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2006 RERATE - Bottle 2005 - Pivo Bday Treat: Beautiful dark red color, small layer of a head. Nice dark beerries - sour in nose. Also some pine and spruce. Wonderful tart and woddy taste - medium long lasting. Medium carbonated. Wonderfully refreshing. This will always remind me on that wonderful summerday in the garden of Kulminator with the Low Country Meeting 2005! Cheers! At the LCRBM> What a fantastique brew! Medium brown color with a soap foam layer head. Vinegar -balsamico, also woody nose! Earthy, barn, malt, sour cherries and prunes nose and taste. A bit metallic but not unpleasant with a nice dry finish.Quite complex and amazing! 8/4/8/4/17 - 4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Almost a hazy garnet in color. Has the distinct lambicish nose of wet horse blanket, ust not as intese as Cantillion, but good still. Rich and mouthfilling, very complex,tart but balanced with just enough sweet malts. I like this beer alot. Very winey mouthfeel, world class beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2005
At the LCRBM (Kulminator Antwerp). Nice brown reddish coloured beer with a fine creamy beige-yellowish froth. Complex aroma’s of sour slight oxidized apples, wood, hints of acceto balsamico, dried sour fruits, forrest soil, oak bark, sirop de Liège, barnyard accents and the smell of an old cider-press for appels (pressoir en bois). The taste is delicate and has a nice elegance. The sourness is there but there is enough counter-balance to bring the beer in harmony. It has a nice maly sweetness, Like a fresh baked butter cake soaked in a mixture of Colheita port and old lambic. In the afthertaste there is something tannic with rubarbe accents and choucroute that is fermented in a wooden cask. Nice sour fruity, woody and winelike Flemish sour style beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2006 Bottle. Mmmmmmmm. Lovely acidic aroma, cherries, wood, farmyard funk, love the aroma. Palate shows some slightly sweet malts, but quickly turns tart, dry and sour. Beautiful wild character, some people may find this too sour, but i found it perfect for my tastes, i just loved it. Quite balsamic, with the same wood, cherry etc that i found in the aroma. Wonderful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2005
Bottle at LCRBM. aroma: cheesy, barnyard. taste: woody, lactic acid, funky, yeasty and malty. dry, astringent finish. lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2007 No#22. Aroma is sour tartish, berry maybe. Taste is very similar, however i had high hopes for this fellow and he hasnt paid off as i would liked it to have done. Rerateing, bottle thanks to Knut. Georgous complex sour ale, i could drink this all day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Deep, dark brown with red highlights and thick, brown foam. Tart, fruity aroma with sweet malt, oak, cherries, tart apples, a bit of residual malt sweetness, superb acidity and tons of sour. The body is full, with supple, soft bubbles. Great flavors, tons of sour acidity, fruit, a solid malt backbone and a long, sour finish. What a great beer, huh?!?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2005
750 mL capped bottle: pours incredibly dark mahogany with ruby hues and an extraordinarily persistent ivory cream around the edges. Sour black cherry skins with hints of chlorophyll, oak, pine, and vanilla beans. Puckering, sour palate the finishes pretty dry. Acidic flavours with a bit of spicy smoke and deep fruitiness. You know, beers like this one are incredibly difficult to describe, but you must believe they are just great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
LCRBM.Nose is of a classical good Flemish sour ale. Woody, sour, cherrylike, vinous. Sour taste, woody, dry finish. I liked the nose more than the aste, still a more than decent Flemish sour ale.

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