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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rballs01 (278) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 This is a world class Flemish Sour Ale. I first tried Duchess de Bourgeone, then Rodenbach. When i got my hands on this bottle it blew them away. The color alone says it all. The aroma was of unripened cherries and vinegar. The frothy head added a nice creamyness to this sour treat. The oak-aging adds a smoothness which mellows out the tartness. A perfect PUCKER! 100% PERFECT!!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours dishwater brown w/ a golden tinge. A medium sized spattered froth emerges and slowly recedes. Good residual lacing w/ a lasting creamy ring. Aromas of cave sulpher w/ a mellow souring. Medium nectar w/ ample yet mellow residual effers that turn creamy on the palate. Dry as a bone but not offensive. Defined souring w/ balanced acidity. Nuances of tart grapefruit rind, cherry, cassis, wild apple, vanilla, cedar, and sodium. This stuff is remarkable in balance. The finish is slighty parched but only for a minute leaving a moderate tartness to think about taking another sip. This brew rocks. Highly recommended.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrGGen (302) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2005 750 ml bottle. Deep copper red in color with a nice tan head. Sour oak and fruity aroma. Cherries. Earthy. Sour tasting. Pleasant acidic taste. Big malty fruity flavor. Nice and enjoyable beer. Very nice. Dry. Smooth. Drinkable.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Aroma is of sour cherries.Pours brown with a reddish tint.Has a light tan head.Get some dark fruits and a well balanced sourness.Medium mouthfeel with great carbonation.Has a nice sour cherry finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
Absolutely loved this beer. From a 750ml bottles, pours a dark ruby red/black. A soft head which melt to persistent lacings, sweet and sour hit the nose, acidic, yeasty, barrel. Starts very strong and full on the palate and finishes incredibly smooth and clean. Outstanding brew.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2010
Great stuff in an evening of sampling some classic sour ales. This one poured with a nice off white fine head and some lace. Color is a copper amber. Aroma is floral, berry, yeast, malt. Flavor is similar and rich. Body is full and round. Body is outstanding and so is carbonation. Finish is like the flavor. Lots of character yet easy drinking, pleasant. A masterpiece. Perhaps a session for sipping.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jorgenmo (1) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Fantastic and well rounded, sour beer. Great pallet feel and a delicious companion on a warm day.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2005 750 ml bottle - reddish-brown colour, big creamy and slightly brown-tainted head, nice lacing, prodigiously complex aroma: wood, hazelnuts, touch of vinegar, olive and bread; high carbonation, robust malt body, strong and rich acidity, the finish is dry and sour showing some more woody and dark fruity notes - thanks to fiulijn for this mind blowing beer !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2005
07.02.05 750ml bottle picked up fresh off the truck at SuperSaver, thanks for the heads-up, Steve!

Perfect burgundy-brown pour supports a magestic froth the color of beach sand at sunset, rocky as it fades, lasting. Beautiful beer. Aroma is a burst of sour oak, cherries, mulching hay, light touches of brett. Wow, what balance! First sip is a wallop of sour sent shimmering across the palate on sparkles of fine effervescence. Astringency cleanses and beckons, encouraging a subsequent thirsty sip. It’s stylish for a sour, plenty of outlandish complexity but certainly accessible. Plenty of chewy tart cherry, wood, dark raisin, pomegranate, cider vinegar. Whew, this is quite a beer!


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