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RATINGS: 798   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrGGen (312) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2009 Colore rosso-ramato molto profondo,con una schiuma quasi avorio che scompare un pò in fretta.Aroma di quercia e malto dolce,il sapore è una miscela di malti,frutti scuri e caramello,acidità ben equilibrata.Ha in finale piacevole di amarena.Come non parlare bene di questa birra.Ottima.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Batch # 10 2008 bottle 1058 Pours dark amber color. Not much head to it. Smell isn’t as strong as I was hopeing. Taste is a little milder than I was hopeing. Overall good beer but not as sour as I would like.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
Incredible. Bitter, wine-like, sour, very enjoyable throughout. You need to be fairly knowledgeable to accept this as a good beer in North America.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pour is a hazy brown light head. Aroma is tart grapey peppery sour. Taste is light tart woody grapey earthy tart peppery. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (301) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Excited for this one. 2011 batch #14. Poured into my Ommegang tulip-esque glass with a mahogany clear pour. The nose I just what I was expecting - old wood, funk, and a touch of basalmic vinegar. The flavor is initially sour, followed a bit of undesirable graininess. The finish is smooth and woody. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2011
(Batch #12 - Bottle #755 - Snifter Glass) Pours a nearly opaque brownish red color. Has a sour aroma notes of sour cherries and sherry vinegar. Medium sweetness, heavy sourness and very little bitterness. Has low to medium amount of carbonation and a pleasant dry sour finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
75cL bottle, thanks Marc, the Alpha King! Brown color, some head but not a bunch. The aroma is really tremendous, sweet and sour like Rodenback, plenty of acetic. The flavor is pretty sour, not too sweet. The oak is pretty pronounced. It does get sweeter as it warms and probably tastes even better. Pretty drinkable actually. Great beer if you are into bacteria! And I definitely am!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2008
bottle 0048, batch #8. Pours a nice foamy red. Nose is of vinegar, cherries, cranberries, and horsebanket as well as a thin metallic note in the background. Flavors of sour cherries and must are very pleasant. Palate is somewhat thin, but smooth and enjoyable. A very pleasant suprise tasted at the hopleaf.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2008
750ml bottles (2 different vintages! this review is for the fresh version) thanks to geuzelover Clearish dark-brown mahogany with bubbly head leaving good lace. Some sweet fruity and bubblegum nose. Tart, brown sugar fruitiness, mild horseblanket, some cherry, apple, grape maybe. More tart than funk, but much more funky than something like Duchesse.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2006
i love this beer browinish red. smells like sour cherry and hints of the cognac barrel. it tastes great perfectly sour with out tasting like vinegar. dry and thirst quenching. very nice.


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