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RATINGS: 1447   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7058) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & biegaman -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Batch 002. Pours a cloudy ruby-orange with tiny floaties and a small diminishing white head. Amazing aroma is funky and yeasty along with spices, oak and cherries -- nice and complex. Flavour of tart cherries, yeast, some oak, spices and more -- wow, this is so easy to drink! Medium to full bodied. One of the best versions of the style Iíve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle (375ml - batch 02). Shared with blankboy, biegaman and tupalev - my bottle via my buddy Austin. Hazy orange with a frothy off-white head, floaties, awesome. Malty fruity aroma, lemon juice, funky yeast, oak resin, sugar and soft spice - really smooth and balanced. Taste - lemon, yeast, funk, sourness, melanged and blended - excellent. Pretty thick acidic body, medium finish - another solid RR.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1573) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2007
iím surprised. these crazy RR belgians are always gross and bretty so i thought iíd wasted another 13$. aroma confirmed my fears but the taste is a nice surprise. sour cherryís and a little farm funk. a little sweet and dare i say refreshing. not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2007
thanks Zeswaft. largely red with orange and brown undertones. brown mustard head that lasts. opaque from the yeast. pretty sour smelling, but itís mostly from the yeast and is all just bret. i canít tell how people get much more out of aroma than bret when bret is there. i get honey and definitely some cherries. actually dry smelling too. this is pretty great tasting too. maybe a little simple. maybe a little overcarbonated. this isnít the best of its style by any means, but i still love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
bottle. dark copper pour with thin white head. sour apple, oak, pear aroma. sour. rounding mouth. dark fruit, apple. a delicious sour. it would be hard for me to pass on this in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4768) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2007
UPDATED: APR 25, 2009 Original Rating, May 11, 2007. God bless Milkmandan for sharing this. Dark red color with no head. Strong sour cherry aroma. Oh man... dark cherries, oak, slight vanilla, a little sweet malt, moderate sourness. Damn is it fine. SourFest II. Batch 3. Courtesy of Delirium (from BA). Hazy orange color with no head. Light sour aroma. Strong soured malt and wheat taste. A little like dry hay. Re-rating, April 18, 2009. SourFest II. Batch 3. Courtesy of Delirium (from BA). Hazy orange color with no head. Light sour aroma. Strong soured malt and wheat taste. A little like dry hay. 7/3/7/3/16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Whoa, this dude is SOUR. I know this review wont be glowing, but I am just not into THIS sour of a brew. I ahve had a few sour ones, but this takes the cake. Taste way too much like wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2007
375ml bottle from MrBendo. Batch 2. Aroma: Lots of sour cherries and oak. Brett, light spiciness, and a bit of alcohol. Appearance: Reddish gold in color and slightly hazed. Light bone head was small and creamy with good retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Lots of sour cherries upfront which melds smoothly into the oakiness. Brett gives a light funk in the mid-taste. Tartness gives a good pucker, but isnít to much. Finishes quite dry. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: Another solid offering from RR. Well crafted and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Batch 2 bottle (thanks WeeHeavySD). A bit of a gusher. Pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a decent-sized beige head. Aroma is sour cherries and a little of the brett. After smelling it for what seemed to be several minutes, I gently lifted the glass to my lips - Wow! There is much going on! The sour cherries kind of make the lips pucker a bit, the brett adds a very interesting dimension....the oak, the pinot noir - it all blends up into a wondrous delight. Tart, dry and refreshing. I need a few more bottles of this!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2008 Sour Aleís are now my favorite, I enjoyed the side by side with Temptation. Nice pour, howevere a little cloudy. Strong sour cherry with oak and with some tart fruit.

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