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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
(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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (560) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Perhaps I had an "off" bottle, but this beer was far to astrigent for the style. No sourness, what a bummer given all of the hype. Perhaps a second try is in order.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 Drank in memory of Luciano Pavarotti, October 12, 1935 - September 6, 2007 - and what better beer to do it with than the #1 rated beer from Italy. Pours chestnut brown with ruby highlights, large tan head. Tartness in the nose hits you as soon as the bottle is opened. Once poured, cherry, oak, and vanilla emerge as well. This one has a perfect sourness and acidity for my tastes, it’s just sour enough to still allow a touch of malt sweetness to emerge. Sours cherries and grapes, along with a subtle woodsiness in the finish. I polished of the whole 750ml bottle and was still left wanting more. A phenomenal brew. Finally, a sour in my top ten!

   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 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 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 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 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.

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