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RATINGS: 794   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (260) - Ontario, - MAR 16, 2013
Sour, basement aromas come through strong (as soon as the bottle is opened), with a slightly honey-sweetness coming through as well. Very dark brown, hazy and long lasting thick head. Sour comes through on first sip, followed by sweetness that slowly develops into maltyness on the tongue. Not cloying at all. Complex and delicious. Caramel comes through as it warms some more. Thick mouthfeel and quite heavily carbonated. Great.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (3441) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2014
Sauer-holzig. Rote saure Früchte, aber nicht zu tief. Angenehm säuerlich frisch. Nett. 12/12/12/12

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6846) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Sampled via bottle at WTWBA 2014 in Minneapolis. Hazy amber pour. Musty with some sour fruit. Wood. Dry finish. The bottle said this was oak-aged and from 2012.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1828) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
A really nice sour ale. Pours a mahogany color. Aromas are red wine, barrel, earth, sweet cherries. Flavors are mostly sour.. Vinous, oak, musk, lemon, cherry. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clouded red/Brown beer. Small stable head. NOSE: somewhat fruity, little acidic. Balanced. TASTE: some oak, sour, lactic, nice balance in general. Really enjoyed it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Sampled at Where the Wild Beers Are, 6/7/14
I thought this one was a decent sour red, but it wasn’t a favorite in the style for me. Just an okay offering overall.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
20th September 2014
Zwanze Day at the Kernel. Thanks to Paul. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and airy. Mild fine carbonation. Lightly sour dried fruits. Whisper of acid. Mild raw malts. Dry finish. Bit messy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle split at Mother Arch during the 2014 Zwanze Celebrations, big thanks to Scopester, Batch 11 2009 #1548, 20/09/14. Murky chestnut brown with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is nutty, musty wood, mellow dark fruit rinds, oaky tang, vanilla, spice. Taste comprises mellow fruits, light acidic tunes, light funk, booze soaked oak, nutty twang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a subtle acidic wash. Ok mellow sour, not a huge amount of complexity but easy drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
traditional Flemish aged for 3 months in cognac barrels?! nice. just a touch of wood, sweet and pepper from the barreling. otherwise very traditional sweet and sour. very sour when it first hits the mouth, but not so much during or after. i thought this one was quite good and on the back end of the better sours out there. about to have a Red Poppy and Framboise to get some perspective!!!"

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (692) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
Clear brown Amber, cappuccino head quickly fading Sour, malts, cellar, Some chocolate, sourness, very well balanced, oily

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5831) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
750ml bottle from notes. Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a nice sour cherry, oaky, tart/sour acidity with a funky character with a slight medicinal note. The flavor is oaky, tart cherry, slightly medicinal, mild to moderately sour with good amount of acidity, somewhat vinous, acidic, and dry at the finish.


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