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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Brown bodied with a tan head. Sour aroma, lemons come through, and a note of caramel. The flavor is sour, tart, and lightly bitter toward the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2007
750ml bottle. 2005. Aroma: Oak comes through first with some toasted woodiness and a bit of coconut. Vinegar and dried cherries. Vinous. Some light chocolate as it warms. Appearance: Reddish brown and amber in color and hazy. Light tan head was small and fleeting. Not much lacing. Flavor: Cherries, currants, and some light orange flavors. Wood comes through well, again with some toasty and nutty notes. Tartness offers a nice little pucker. Finishes medium dry. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Overall: This one seems to have peaked. Flavors and tartness are nice, but lacked the punch I was hoping for. Carbonation was low. Still a good beer, but I’m sad I didn’t drink this sooner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
Italy! Wow! This is bottled like wine and retains some chracteristics of it in the woodsiness and the complexity... but the similarities end there. The smell is like lemon coated hockey gear. the Red tint and slathering head leave all comers to beware this brew. Not for the faint of heart. But surprisingly enough the Palate and taste is baked breadsy Malts, cherry, dark berry, and brie! Delicious disovery. Will be back to Volo for more!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Small head no lacing. Cloudy multivariagated appearance. Strong sour aroma. Sour cherry taste, quite a kick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (616) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2011
(bottle) A chestnut body riddled with bubbles, and a big tan head. A sour aroma with notes of wood, grape, berries, and wine. Medium body, soft with carbonation. Flavor is wonderfully sour, and also starts out sweet before drying up quickly. Some cherry flavor, and I cannot seem to dismiss a little grape soda feeling, but I don’t mean that negatively. Finish is quite dry. Complex but delicate. And tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Dark deep brown with heavy orange colors and a large creamy tight tan head that is built with great activity and and produces elegant lace. Wonderful sour aroma. Sour and tart aromas along with a plesant sweet berry presence. Has the smell of fresh picked berries rather than some beers that have an obvious puree presence. Earthy, peppery, woody and with a tobacco aroma as well. Very complex beer. Sour and tart to great depths. Fruityness in the form of cherry and vinegar. Thre is a mild woody character and no realy alcohol presence. The sourness makes the palate beg for more and produces a great experience. Not a style that I am very experienced with, but it is begining to grow on me. Great clean finish, even while sour. I like that a sour beer can be so fresh and good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Pours hazy reddish brown with very little head. Aroma of oak, sour cherry, slightly sweet brown malt, brown sugar. Flavor is a changing blend of sour cherries, sweet cherriesm sweet maltiness, and a very mild chlorine.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JRock72 (605) - - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle. The bottle was really well carbed as I barely touched the cap and you could hear the gas escaping. Pours slightly hazy dark brown with little head that fades quickly. Very floral with acetic notes in the aroma. Not as sour as you would expect which hides the alcohol perfectly. I’m glad I bought more than one bottle because this beer was fantastic.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown with a neglitiable head. Scents of vinegar and wood on the nose. Although sour to taste, it tastes like an oaked port that has had acidity introduced. Very disappointing for the result as well as the amount wasted on the cost of the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2010
aroma is deep woody sweet and sour--mix of citrus-sour and vinegar-sour. it pours light brown and is almost clear, with a foamy yellowish head. flavor is also sweet and sour, mild but with a nice tart finish. very drinkable, alcohol is barely discernible, with medium slick body and low carbonation.


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