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RATINGS: 826   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle from Sprikle. Ok, I like sours alot and this is a great beer for that. Nice acidic aftertaste. Great woodsy and sour apples. Very light mouthfeel with tons of carbination. I have been wanting to try this for a long time and i finally did. well worth it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 25, 2011
bottiglia all’Open. Buonissima, sour ale leggera come una carezza, da berne e riberne a non finire.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy amber/brown. Aroma is Shiraz wine. Earthy, wood, dark berries, port wine, prunes. Oily in the mouth. Everything from the aroma follows in the flavour. Almost cranberry juice/shiraz tannic quality. Bready and sour but not overwhelming. No unnecessary sweetness added for the faint of heart. I opened this December 2011 bottle as soon as I bought it, and its delightfully balanced. If THIS is sour ale, I’m a convert.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle, 2006 edition. Pours reddish brown with practically no head. Aroma of cherries , apple peel, wine and wood. More cherries and wood in the taste, nice sour characteristic, not overpowering. Slightly acidic and not much carbonation, pretty smooth. Nice fruity taste, this is enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Pours red with small wisp of head. Sour funkiness hits you from the start with hints of raspberry/cherry. Very tart from start to finish almost hiding some of the complexity of this ale, but as it warms you pick up more vinuous characteristics. Finishes very dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dpaquet (418) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a hazy reddish-brown nice head and little lacing. Fruity aroma of sour cherries with pleasant sourness, a tiny bit of oak. Taste is fruity, cherries, abit of berries, some lacto, little caramel sweetness (really just a bit), oak, vinious presence. Medium-low mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very surprised by this one. I might buy a few more next time i go to ontario.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2008
A mild sour ale with subtle flavors of vinegar, sweet fruit, and oak. Thin and watery. There are more flavorful offerings out there, and this one did not live up to its price tag (15$).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2005
LCRBM.Nose is of a classical good Flemish sour ale. Woody, sour, cherrylike, vinous. Sour taste, woody, dry finish. I liked the nose more than the aste, still a more than decent Flemish sour ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2006 Sour and oaky. This is more sour than what I can enjoy, personally. I tasted this right after Southampton Biere de Mars (which I did enjoy), and I found them to be quite similar, but this much more sour. I wasn’t exactly shocked by the sourness, but it wasn’t what I’d call pleasant. I can’t knock it too hard though, because I know that’s what they were going for. -- I’d like to try this again sometime.(9/06)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (393) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
It pours murky chestnut with red and golden yellow highlights; the head is mousse-like and off-white. The aroma has notes of: fermenting apple cores, barnyard funk, sour cherries, slight leather, and apricots. The taste is high sour and medium acid, it finishes with a malty drier note; there are notes of: sour cherries, dry cider, slight raspberry, straw, and a malty aftertaste. The palate is medium-light bodied with a long sour finish; light carbonation; sticky. Overall, it’s a little unbalanced but very appetizing.


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