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RATINGS: 783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle, shared with scrizz. Nose is softly sour, odd topnotes of mocha/tootsie roll, sour cherries, toasted coconut. No real carbonation to this beer, rather near to being flat. Palate is again softly sour, quite mild, complex without being intense. Cherries, creamy acidity, gentle oak, vanilla. Similar to Duchesse de Bourgogne but softer, a shade simpler. Very much a West Flanders style, lovely but maybe a shade simple.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6100) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle from Johnny’s Off Licence, Rome. No sourness in the aroma, but the beer i vinous, sour combined with malty sweetness. Fine balance. the sharp sourness cuts through the malt. Some strawberries.
Earlier Rating: 6/18/2007 Total Score: 4.5
0,75 l bottle form the brewery, 2007 vintage. This is one of three version of the same beer, and this is the sourest. As I type this a week after the tasting, the wonderful aroma gets back to me. It is amazing how the brewer has amanged to combine an almost vinegary sourness with a smooth and mellow beer. It balances ann extreme beer with an extremely likeable one! Lively carbonation. There is some fruitiness in this, sour cherries come to mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (704) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2010
09 bottle:pours a deep red brown with a reasonable bubbly head.notes of fermented fruit,dates,cider,ginger.medium mouthfeel and carbonation.the oak barrels add a bit of depth behind the sourness.I’m warming to this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Not what I expected. Funky smell of fermented peaches on the ground in an orchard. When held up to the light, the colour reminds me of old pears. First impression on tasting is of vinegar, soured cherries, and rotted wood. Curious on the palate as it is tingly and spritzy. After the initial shock, I am finding complexity and a pleasant mix of different sours. Somewhat thin on the tongue, but what a dry finish. Thanks Peggy and Mitch for an interesting birthday present.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Never had a beer quite like this one before. Aroma was quite difficult at the outset. The best analogy I can come up with is that the aroma was something similar to something only the ex could conger up from the nether regions. The first sip was rough However, one gets used to the sour grape taste, slaty vinegar and the flavor of a dark, red wine. Overall, an enjoyable beer. Thanks to richlikebeer for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Tom from The Blind Pig (Champaign, IL) brought this to share. Being of Italian heritage, I love most things Italian. Never would have guessed this was from Italy by the name or the style. It poured out a chestnut color, tints of red. The head was a foamy champagne type that lasted a short time. Good lacing decorated the glass. The nose was sour, almost a vinegar essence to it, a little of the oak preesent, tart cherry, malt, a dash of chocolate. Big carbonation and a fizzy, tingly mouthfeel. The flavor was definitely sour, like tart cherries, sour apples. Astringent at points. A very unusual, complex drink .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Again thanks to Crosling for this flemish sour ale, came in a trade along with La Folie. It was nice to compare them within a few days of each other. Pour was murky muddy brown, looked like pond water really. Nose is acidic, with a nice fruity tang, and that barnyardiness? if I can use that word. Flavor is alot less sour than the LaFolie, but still on the sour side. Big cherry flavor tagging alongside the mild alcohol kick and oak. Nice to try, but I’ll take the American made version in LaFolie when consuming a flemish sour ale in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2005
750. Pours a very murky deep brown color with very little to no head, more of a film than anything. Really nice aroma, oaky, tart, some sour cherry. Flavors are muted domewhat from the fairly lifeless body. Literally tons of wood in the flavor, somewhat sour but not much at all, very earthy. Body seems watery, extremely little carbonation, some acidity, raw dryness. Something just seems to missing to give it that good, mouth-puckering zip that you find with something like Rodenbach or Goudenband. Hmpf, I’m a bit disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2006
My notes are spare but my numbers seem correct so I’ll be brief: Deep brown/caramel with a chalky-brown essence. Aroma and flavor are oaken & sour without offence... pleasantly tart.

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