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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
sampled at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival Nov 2008, an event shared with what seemed liked hundreds of ratebeerians and enjoyed mostly through a straw, since my face was a bloody mess of scabs and stitches. this came from the RB table full of bottles. redish with a very sour fruity aroma and flavor. This was a slightly differnet sour than i was used too, more along the lines of rodenbach grand cru. very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (546) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2007
2005. pours a dark cloudy copper with a huge two finger fluffy off white head. aroma is wood, sour cherry, and sour apple. there is also some musty funk and a little alcohol. has a medium body with good lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma but just a bit stronger. it is good but i would stick with the rodenbach grand cru. this beer also has a dry aftertaste like a dry wine. has some sediment in the glass as well. i think the cognac barrel is a little too much for me on the palate compared to the rodenbach oak barrel. but again not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Mild vinegar, barnyard wet hay funkiness, caramel, and light fruit in the aroma. Hazy reddish brown, almost no head. Moderate acidity in the flavor, not nearly as sweet as others in the style, funky and earthy, I even get a little hop flavor in the finish. Medium body, the biggest flaw in this beer is the low carbonation level, dry finish. Complex and highly drinkable, although just a small notch below Rodenbach Grand Cru.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Poured red with a fluffy off white head. Aroma of sour apples. Sweet malt to start which slowly mellowed into a sour fruit finish. Crisp.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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..

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