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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (3670) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG, poured a brownish color with aromas of light dark fruit, light wood, some banilla, and a kiss of sour grapes. Flavors are the same, light tartness in the aftertaste, nice beer overall.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1930) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Hazy golden yellow color, whitebhead. Aroma of dusty straw, hay, cotrus. Taste is tart pineapple, lemon.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Hazy brown pour. Sour brown sugar aroma. Sweet/sour brown sugar ending. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4682) - 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
Nice

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, bourbon, vanilla, oak, dates, figs and earthy hops. Flavor is tart and lactic fruits, light malt, hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is clear copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla, green apples, white grapes, and caramel. Flavor is mostly dominated by sour grapes with notes of brown sugar and vanilla in the background.


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