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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Batch 2. Pour is gold with some slight reddish hues. Foamy off-white head and nice lace. Very tart aroma. Big full bodied beer with loads of tart. Cherry on the finish

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Iíd have to say this is one of the most unique beers Iíd tasted to this point. It had the tangy properties of wine/cider, but the fullness in flavor of beer. With nothing to compare it to, Iím overly satisfied with the experience! Thanks to DTM for hooking it up!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle from Monument Liquors in Concord, CA. Poured a hazy yellow color with a pretty good sized head. WOW!! I could smell the sour right from the bottle. Tasted sour with a hint of fruit flavors. Looking forward to trying some of the other Russian River brews.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 14, 2008
Bottle. Drank it for my 35th b-day. Pours like champagne, very sparkly. Light bodied, nice cherry character that sweetens up the tartness of the ale.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUN 13, 2008
thanks to ramenen. bottle; lcherry flavored sweet tart. like drinking foam! interesting brew, champagne style brewing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Pours a murky orange. My girlfriend didnít like this one as much (yeah for me!). Aroma isnít incredibly sour or overpowering. Awesome sour cherry flavor, wish I could get more of their beers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (12405) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2008
Bottle from Solan, thanks! Orange pinkish color. Cherries, marzipan, leather, oak and grapefruit in the aroma. Sour flavor with oak, hint of cherries and leather. Dry out effect in the aftertaste with leather, caramel, plastic and grapefruit. Astonishing complex, great beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2008
375ml bottle batch 003. Pours an awesome murky burnt orange with minimal head and some light lacing left on the Trappist. Insane aromas of sour cherries, red wine and more sour cherries. Flavor was bitter and sour with a hint of sweetness on the back of the throat. One of the best sours Iíve had to date.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drfabulous (6585) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Itís been a long time awaiting. Absolutely the best sour red Iíve ever had. Iím savoring every drop. Californians have it lucky if they can get this when itís on the shelf, or even on tap. A wonderful cherry sour taste. Lovely. Pretty close to perfect.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle, Batch 002: Courtesy of cmr1517...big thanks Chris. A bit of a gusher yielded a murky amber-brown with a medium tan head. Wow...this could be the most intense sour brew Iíve had thus far, massive sour cherry aroma with some oak, spiced malts, and granny smith apple notes showing themselves. First taste just annihilated my palate with its brett-infused goodness. Sour as hell with the cherries in the forefront, oak and some underlying malt notes come through as well...dry, lingering finish.


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