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RATINGS: 801   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
At Argo0’s: Sour. Sweet. Tart. A nice dark brown. Not really pleasent at first but improved alot. Solid flavor at the front of my mouth. Touch of oak

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4391) - Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle. Bottled in 2005. Mostly lasting medium sized tan head with fine-small sized bubbles, fair lacing, carbonated, and a reddish brown hue. Sweet, cherry, alcohol, sour nose. Sweet, acidic, sour, tart, cherry flavor. Tingly, sour palate. Light-medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adrian910ss (2399) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thick beige head. Aroma is very sour,almost vinegar like, with hints of misty dark rotting wood, cherries and wine. Taste is all SOUR. At first sip, it feels like vinegar. After the flavor sets in the taste buds, hints of cherries and other musky fruits can be detected. Not a fan of these sour ales, as they are more wine like to me than beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2007
Pours reddish brown with little to no carbonation. Taste is oaken barrel, mild sourness, slightly lactic, with some mustiness and horse blanket. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, dry with no carbonation, and only slightly acidic. Enjoyable, and interesting, but I wish it had carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Lightly foggy amber, loose head. Slighlty funky aroma, oak, cherries. Taste is a light tartness, light cherry, some oakiness and vanilla, body is a little flat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3920) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 10, 2008
2005 750ml bottle from iowaherkeye; Nose of light funk and tartness, cherries, and brown sugar; Lightly hazed red with a very small beige head; flavor is lightly sour funkiness, cherries, with a lightly sour finish.Not sour or funky enough for me, but nice and lightly balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Brown bodied with a tan head. Sour aroma, lemons come through, and a note of caramel. The flavor is sour, tart, and lightly bitter toward the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2008
2005 bottle. Crushed with Jakebra. Sourness big time, yes. Flavor isn’t as good as the aroma. Still plenty sour, but the flavor is like a combination of sweat, poop, and awesomeness. Still liked it for some reason.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - FEB 19, 2009
2006 bottle. Dead still reddish-amber body with absolutely no head. Aroma is vinous, cherry, some woodiness. Flavor is mildly tart, some acidity, cherry, raspberry notes, a little oaky depth. A little underwhelming overall. The complete lack of carbonation is a definite minus for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3998) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2009
750 ml, 2005 vintage. Reddish-brown with a lasting head. Nose of cherry, oak and light vinegar. Tastes of sour cherries, raspberry and oak. Medium bodied and acidic-dry.


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