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RATINGS: 808   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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 12, 2010 Brown with a small bubbly head that dies out within a minute or so. Fluid looks rather thick and murky. Aroma is sharp oak, vinous and berry like with murky old wood and vanilla. Flavour is rather thin, slightly acidic with notes of vinegar, red wine vinousity, berryes, green apple’ish with a light milky character. Mouthfeel is rather thick with low to zero carbonation. A nice drinkable one (especially for the ABV) which I wished was more widely available.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (517) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2009
Thanks to KnutAlbert for sharing. Pours dark reddish orange, small offwhite head. Aroma is sour, vinegar, tomato, slightly metallic, quite funky. Flavour is equally sour, with the same tomato and vinegar notes coming through, along with wood and berries. Quite a bit going on in this brew. Sparkly carb, medium to light body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle shared at ogglethorps: Aroma here is not surprisingly of cellared lemon, bit musty, bit woody. Pretty bubbly character, taste is sour lemon, slight vinegar, with some citric acidity and everyone’s favorite barnyard funk. Chalky, tart finish that was not too tart. Surprisingly 8% ABV. Very enjoyable sour.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Batch 9 2007 bottle #1437 from jessup plaza . Poured a murkey brown color with a small off white head Aroma of vinegar dark fruit and some oak Taste is very sour and nice. Lots of dark fruit and spice . Very very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (500) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
Flaska 75 cl berggrens källare. Mahognyfärgad med beiget skum. Syrlig och stallig doft av röda bär och jäst. Frisk och syrlig smak med mycket källare, fat, halm, vinäger, vanilj och hö.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
A very dark red, majogony wood color and very clear with a tight-bubbled, tan head. Small bubbles rise continuosly from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is a very pleasant balsamic vinegar and not the nosehair follicle destroying white vinegar and is balanced by a nice sweetness, milk, and toast. There is a great deal of sourness in the flavor. It is almost mouthpuckering at first drink especially when combined with the additional tannic dryness from the wood that almost coats the palate. The kind of vinegar is nice but the soft wood character distracts me and overdominates with its astringent, mouthcoating residue that recedes in intensity as it warms. Overall, a very nice sour red, better than most..

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Pours cloudy mahogany with quickly disapearing grayish head. Aroma of sour dark fruits. Flavor is nicely sour, but not too sour, with a nice yeasty mustiness in the background along with some citrus and berry. Not too sweet, which is also quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly murky copper red with a small lid of big off-white bubbles. The aroma is vinous with notes of tart grapes up front and with hints of grass, strawberries, balsamic vinegar and minerals. Lots barrel character and oak. A mildly acidic and balanced smell. The flavor is mildly sweet with a nice tartness to it. Not very sour. Lots of red wine character with fruit tannins, grape skin and grass. Less barrel character than in the nose. Some notes of balsamic vinegar. The finish is a bit short with a mild grassy bitterness to it, fruit aromas and minerals. Full-bodied and almost with a fat mouthfeel due to the basically total absence of carbonation. Very drinkable and balanced with a surprisingly full character.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Wow - this is one really really fine funky beer. One of my top 5 beers is Ghiridan Geuze - and this has some of the same great characteristics that I like in that beer, but with a dark fruity, cherry like sourness. Sharp, tangy and dry - wonderful balance. I wish I had taken more complete notes when trying it - but sometimes you just gotta enjoy a really fine beer.


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