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RATINGS: 805   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle from Batch 8, 2007. A: The pour is a fairly typical dark amber color with plenty of brown to it. The head is somewhat mild in volume and off-white in color. M: Quite fruity for a Flanders red ale. Lots of cherries, green apples, and a bit of lemon. Plenty of oak, a hint of vinegar, and some light sweetness. D: A bit lighter in flavor than I would have expected. The fruitiness translates well to the flavor, as do the vinegar and oakiness. There is, however, a bit of a metallic flavor at times. M: The body seems a bit thin, but for a sour beer it is a bit more forgivable. Moderate and tinging carbonation. D: Pretty easy beer to drink, but not all that impressive. Maybe a more current vintage would change things a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
(750ml bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a murky reddish-brown body with a spare white head. Nose of cherry and oak. Flavor of oak barrel, sour cherries, and earthiness with a dry finish. The oak over powers rather than complementing this flemish sour, thus weakening the flavor of the wild yeast and bacteria.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
750 mL bottle; bottled in 2006. Interesting lightly sour, vinous, dusty, red wine aromas (a bit of redundancy there, but this is free flow). Reddish amber color (with smallish chunks) and no head. Medium body with virtually no carbonation. Flavor is oak, red wine, perhaps some cherry. This is better than many red wines! The finish is oak, cherry pits, and a very light sour. There is some bitter, but I think it’s the oak. Three fermentations. Good result.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (12031) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Holzig säuerlicher Beginn, in dem deutliche Fehlaromen vorhanden sind. Holzig, geringe Säure, trinkbar. 8/9/8/7/8/8

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11994) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Cloudy red-brown body with tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, some sour, light wood, faint mint. Taste is medium sweet, sour cherry, light lemon, wood. Medium body, light acidity, somewhat watery. Alcohol well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle split at Mother Arch during the 2014 Zwanze Celebrations, big thanks to Scopester, Batch 11 2009 #1548, 20/09/14. Murky chestnut brown with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is nutty, musty wood, mellow dark fruit rinds, oaky tang, vanilla, spice. Taste comprises mellow fruits, light acidic tunes, light funk, booze soaked oak, nutty twang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a subtle acidic wash. Ok mellow sour, not a huge amount of complexity but easy drinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11614) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle 2005. Poured cloudy reddish brown with a large fizzy off-white head htat lasted with good lacing. Heavy complex tart fruit aroma. Medium body. Medium tart fruit flavor with medium bittersweet finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11546) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2010
Cloudy copper with a lasting off-white head. Oaky aroma with coconut and vanilla, plus a hint of popcorn. Dry and tart, with a vineous fruit/berry note. Oak flavour and tannin in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2006
750ml bottle-pours an offwhite head with brown/reddish color. Aroma is fruity, sour. Taste is fruit, vinegar. A nice occasional beer.


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