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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10025) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2009
2005 bottle from Secret Santa. Amber color, cloudy. Raspberry, tobacco, lemon and oak in the aroma. Apple sour flavor with oak, cedar wood, lemon, yeast, sewer, dust. Uncompromizing sourness. Sewer, oak and tobacco in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10009) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Dark reddish amber with a sweet sour aroma. Full bodied, malty and complex. In the style of Rodenbach, but with slightly less body. Might age well, worth a try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Hazy red brownish ale with thin off-white head. Light sour cherries in aroma, with barnyard notes, and grapes. Sourness abounds in mouth, pleasing and definitely flemish. Wonderful ground cherries with light lactic notes, vinegar, balanced horseblanket. Rich and smooth. Mmmmm...to style 100%

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2006
750 ml bottle 2005 vintage poured a cloudy dark garnet with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of sour cherries, dirty socks, oak, a bit of vinegar, and cork. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of sour fruit[mild cherry character], oak, some vinegar notes, and cork with a sour, dry finish. A VERY tasty beer!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2005
750 mL bottle from ClarkVV. Pours crisp and clean dark nut (hazel) brown with ruby highlights as you turn it in the light and a few tiny tightly packed bubbles clinging to the glass. A light brown foamy head sits atop the sour goodness and exhibits a creamy tiny bubbled lined lacing that lazily falls back to its perch on the brew. Lightly musty aged oak shortly greets your nose but is quickly replaced by tart cherry/berry malted aromas with faint caramel notes. As soon as the tart acidic sour cherry mouthful hits your tongue, the saliva glands kick into high gear. Nice tartness that is enough to overpower the alcohol content which remains unnoticeable throughout the bottle. The flavor ends moderately acidic with musty aged oak notes and of course, tart cherry. Medium bodied, almost full bodied, palate with an excellent balanced mouthfeel that is somewhat dry except for the saliva kicked up because of the tartness. Excellent brew to accompany an acidic Italian dish, to replace the traditional red wine.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9424) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 750 ml bottle - reddish-brown colour, big creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, nice lacing, prodigiously complex aroma: wood, hazelnuts, touch of vinegar, olive and bread; high carbonation, robust malt body, strong and rich acidity, the finish is dry and sour showing some more woody and dark fruity notes - thanks to fiulijn for this mind blowing beer !

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9259) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2014
750ml bottle (Alvinne Webshop)
Slightly vegetal, artichokey, dusty and nutty - chestnutty, hint of mint spearmint, but dust too dominant. Gentle carbonation, a bit watery. Yup, chalky mint. Simple red ale body, very little sourness. Very disappointing. More herbal and again minty later. Does cover the 8% well, but that’s about as positive as I can be.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
From the Bottle at Dr Bill’s Tasting Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 10/10/2008 Sour fruit aroma. Dark coloured and strong in alcohol with a sour fruit flavour. Crisp dry and slightly bitter lasting finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. Cloudy brown pour. Small whitish head. I smell some funky sour notes with cherries and some yeast and malt. Flavor is sweet/tart with a pleasant dryness. Finishes pretty tart with enough sweetness to taste the actual beer. Interesting and for a sour not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9038) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2008 Bottle... This beer rocks!... Dark, ruby ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is earthy with notes of malt vinegar, wood, blue cheese, must, tobacco and a touch of chocolate. Malty, earthy, woodsy flavor. Sour as hell... not geueze sour, but close. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes sour and bone dry. I didn’t pick up any brandy in the aroma or flavor, but what a great brew. World class! Thanks go out to egajdzis for letting me know I could pick up a bottle of this gem in Baltimore... just a hop, skip and a jump from home.


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