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Quaff Bros Sour Grapes

Quaff Bros Sour Grapes
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Quaff Bros Sour Grapes Bourbon Barreled Ale is an American Brown Ale (like Brown Chicken Brown Cow) aged in Four Roses barrels, but to our surprise and enthusiastic glee, the beer turned on us and soured naturally. We felt that this new creation needed a touch of fruit. This manipulation occurred in the rarest of forms as the decision was made to insert Sangiovese grape juice hailing from the bottom of the world in Chile. Brewed at Listermann Brewing Co.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10593) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with small tan head. The aroma is grape, currants, vanilla. Medium mouth with tart grape, vanilla, bourbon, light sour finish, very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2014
750ml bottle pours a murky, deep amber with a ring of white head. Nose has an interesting mix of muddled berry, mild whiskey, booze, caramel, a bit jammy, malt base, mild malt vinegar, some lime juice. Flavor has a neat blend of grapes, jammy berries, mild vinegar, a little booze, some wood notes, some cooked greens. Full bodied, tart finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a bottle after the RBWG Grand Tasting at the Downtown Inn tasting. Pours clear dark caramel brown with a thin, spotty beige head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is sour and fruity with plenty of maple and caramel bourbon. The flavor is sour and fruity up front, moving to the sweeter bourbon and malt notes on the back. The body is medium with just lower than average carbonation and a long sour and bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21692) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Hazy golden yellow color, whitebhead. Aroma of dusty straw, hay, cotrus. Taste is tart pineapple, lemon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7070) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Sample @ RBWG Asheville After Party. Brown pour with a small head. Red berry coulis and a bit of lemon funk. I have the taste listed as ‘panties’ in my notes (it had been a long day). Interesting. Some more red berry. Simple, but not unenjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6276) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Thanks Nimbleprop! Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. An intriguing combination of sweet caramel and tart grapes with some oak and vanilla poking through. Tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Hazy brown pour. Sour brown sugar aroma. Sweet/sour brown sugar ending. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of tart grapes with sweet grains and bourbon coming through. Flavor is similar with tart grapes and sweet grain as well as a touch of bourbon in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7073) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG after the GT
Dark amber with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma and flavors of chocolate and toasted malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #166. Bottle shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grapes, mild whiskey and roast. The taste is tart fruits, raisin, citrus, grapes, tart finish. Medium bodied.

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