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RATINGS: 1407   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Batch 002 Bottle. Foam gushed from the bottle upon upening, but poured a nice clear copper-brown. Aroma is sour cherries, apples, wood. Flavor is absolutely fantastic! Wine, oak, sour, brettanomyces. This is really really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle - poured a murky ruby with a slick of foam. Aroma dominated by sour fruits and slightly musty but no funk. The flavor is immediately sour with a pronounced cherry tartness that gives way to light flavors of oak/vanilla, yeasty spice & brett vinous notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
Expensive and unusual, this is not for anyone not appreciating tartness. White head on a golden body. Strong aromas, wine and cherry and wood. Complex taste of wine, cherry, wood. Balanced by malt, and while sour is not aggressive on the palate as I wouod expect. A sipper. Up there with the Cantillons but a top beer because of its similarity to wine?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
3L bottle shared by drewbeerme at his wedding shower. Pours a clear glowing amber with a beige head. Nose of sour grapes, apples, oak, and brett. Whew that’s more sour than i expected. Grapes, pears, earthy, all around tart and oaky. The acidity is a little too much at times but this is a great beer. Big thanks to andrew for sharing this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2614) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Bottle from Capones, thanks Stegosaurus. I don’t like flemish sours and this one doesn’t change my mind. Too bitter for my taste. It’s just not for me. I wont totally kill the ratings. Updated 1/3/14 Tastes have changed considerably. 3.3 original on 2007. 3.8 in 2014

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3 litre bottle, batch 2. Drewbeerme (also known as stripey) shared at his wedding shower. Red-orange with nice white head. Aroma was heavy brett, apple, citrus. Flavor was green apple, tart, a little acidic. Med body. F’n awesome. I loved this beer and thought it was pretty fantastic there was basically a never ending supply of it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle shared with Blankboy, biegaman, and Hogtown Harry, Harry’s bottle. Thanks for letting me crash your little tasting guys! Neat orange rust pour - thin slick white head. Love that colour! Really strong aroma - sour, cherry, cherry skin, vanilla, leather - complex and stunning. Taste is sour, acidic, almost a little wine like. Very quenching. No alcohol. Complex. Maybe just a tad too acidic after a while. A pretty stunning beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Gushed...Cloudy orange/brown with a rocky tan head. Musty nose with some oxidized red wine notes. Flavor had just the right sour/funk balance. Finished like a freshly opened Chianti. Lovin’ the sours!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Cloudy orange with a small head. Aroma of dust, funk, brett, oak and cherries. Vinous and tangy texture. Balanced and complex. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle batch#2. Poured a red ruby body with nice thin head. Aroma is musty funk, yeast and cherries. Flavor is slightly sour, sugar sweet cherries. Some oak being felt. Nice mouthfeel. A complex beer.

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