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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Once upon a time it was the most award winning Pizza Port beer of all time. Now it has found a new home at The Lost Abbey. A massive brown ale base that is made from four fermentable sugars including Malted Barley, Raisins, Candi Sugar and Sour Cherries, this beer is fully fermented before being placed in Bourbon barrels where the beer ages for one year with the Sour Cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast that we inoculate the barrels with. One of the most complex and unique beers we make each year.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1613) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
Beautiful sweet bubblegum and tart cherry aromas. Pours a blood red. Sour wine, vinegar flavors. Effervescent. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillDunn (28) - - MAR 10, 2014
Fresh on tap. Delicious. Not an aggressively tarty sour. Great fruity flavor and a pronounced funk.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1471) - Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2014
12.7 oz bottle- Pours a very dark red with no head but some carbonation bubbles floating to the surface. Aroma is tart cherries, funk, wood, pie crust. The taste is cherry filling, moderately tart, wood. This is extremely delicious but to say itís unlike anything else I think is a little misleading.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (732) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap for Sacramento beer week. Iíve been hunting down sours and finally nailed one. Aroma is sour but has some red malt aroma as well. Flavor is moderately sour with a nice sweet sour malt finish. This is great!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (73) - GREECE - MAR 7, 2014
2012 B Vintage bottle at home. Very dark brown with no head. I tried to create a head but nothing! Sweet fruity, cherry aroma, with wood, some vanilla I think and definitely chocolate. Very nice! Because of this nice and quite complex aroma I didn't expect the sour punch at my tongue! Very sour at the beginning. Vinegar and cherries and some citrus fruits (lemon). This sourness makes you think that there is a lot of carbonation (but there isn't). After this sour punch there is some oaky malty vanilla sense which disappears in a sour cherry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (726) - Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle pours dark reddish-brown with almost no head. Wonderful aroma of sour cherries. Taste cherries, vinous, slight oak, funk, dark fruits, slight malts. Finish prolonged cherries and tartness, slightly dry. Palate full with slight alcohol burn. I didnít pick up any bourbon other than a suggestion of sweetness. Iím not a big sours fan but this is well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Had on tap at Crush and Brew. $7.50 for the 8oz. To short-stemmed tulip, it pours a crimson-tinted mahogany with which a thin, bubbly off-white ringed head barely even a pinky nail in length stood. Aromas of maraschino cherries, cough syrup, blueberry leaves, marshmallow root, black licorice candies, booze, and Belgian yeast. Tastes the same with the addition of sweet and sour sauce, banana peppers, and limeade. Another hyped "meh" sour. Far too much going on. Vinegary and spicy. Not bad, but definitely doesnít live up to the legend.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (499) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
11%. 12.7oz. Pours a murky caramel with no head and slight, cloudy sediments. Lighter than the base beer. Aroma has huge bourbon barrel notes with sour cherries and a hint of vanilla. Really fricking good. Taste is a medium sour with sour cherries and subtle notes of the bourbon barrels. Medium body and carbonation with a big dry finish. Slight alcohol warmth. Overall very nice. Sours arenít my favorite style but still nice. Good drinkablity. Well worth trying.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (213) - - MAR 1, 2014
On draft at Churchills! Near perfect beer! Absolute perfection in a glass! Loads of sour cherries all over!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Warped_Silver (62) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a dark brown/black with thin, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma of oak, cherries, dates, and must. Taste is quite tart with sour cherry, raisin, currant, and finishes with oak. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall decent our but didn't live up to the hype for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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