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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EventHorizon (7) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2006 does not count
wow.. drinking this out of a snifter.. have been saving it for a while. great color, reddish to orange hue. pours a small head..smells like sour cherries and apples... nice flavor and bubbly!! yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 reddish orange body with small off-white head...a purely lambic aroma (sour, acrid, woody, and yeasty)...flavor is of lemon and berry frutis, sour notes, and wood...nice palate...there is quite a bite to this brew! THANKS SILPHIUM

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Hazy sediment-laden orange-red body, thin dissipating off-white head. Tannic, sour, musty aroma with cherry, oak, and brie cheese rind, lambic-like and tart with subdued sweetness. Sour, tart, tannic body but not puckeringly sour, wood, brie cheese rind, and cherries. Well-balanced. Reminds me of La Folie but with subdued tartness and less biting acidity. Rich, complex, with subtle carbonation leading to a soft mouthfeel. Excellent pairing of sour and sweet flavors. Thanks DarkElf for the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Lots of floaties, but it is a nice dark orange color...just about no head...Full aroma of spicy, sweet heavy fruits- apples, cherries and raisins. The flavor, though, is not nearly as sweet, and is actually quite tart and quite unusual. Very sour, yeasty...Im not big on this kind of yeast, I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Thanks to herbjones for sending this my way - this is a wonderfully gentle and subtle sour ale - nice clear strawberry/copper color - fizzy, with minimal head - aroma of sour cherries, oak - musty and barnyardy - even a hint of...chocolate? - nice tart cherry to start (but its not overpoweringly sour) - some brett/cheesy funk - vinous character is much more background than expected - the finish is very woody - good...indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
This was pretty damn awesome. I was hoping it would be good for Mikes going away, thanks to JohnC for helpin me out with it. Nice sour cherry flavor and aroma. The color was a nice hazy brown with minimal head. The aroma was some maple, some cherries, some yeasty flavors, some very nice mellow malts that helped balance the sourness of the cherries to near perfection. Damn glad I got to have this, and for such a good occassion. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2006
so many thanks go out to lilkem for scoring this fine brew for my going away fiesta. the color was a hazelnut brown with a dash or sunset. the aroma was very smooth fruits and a bit of the good funk. the taste was damn good, lots of sour strawberries up front and then it mellowed into some other fruits. damn fine brew i must say.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2006
A fabulous aroma that I just kept sniffing and sniffing... starts offer very sour, but there is great cherry and strawberry, hay, crisp malt, apple, cinnamon, vinegar, even a slight alcohol singe. It all finishes with just a touch of perfect sweetness. Pours is a slightly red brown with a nice, fizzy head and a nice bit of floaties from the sediment. Taste is not as strong, though there are nice sour, red wine, cinnamon, plum notes. A fabulous beer, though the $10 price for an 11 ounce bottle is a bit steep.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 (on bottle batch 001)So, US flemish sour to dropkick, hahah. No really, this is my first try om the brewery(of witch I have heard nothing but praises) and north american efforts to make oud bruin-like-kind-of-beer, so lets see. Has a fine nose, vanilla, gooseberries, raspberries, malts. the blend of malt and tatness is great. murky brown, with small, beige head. the taste starts great, zingy and with a good carbonation level. gets more nutty and rounded. The finish bothers me. Its like the wood gets too dry and earthy on me, I get a sandpaper feeling on the tounge. Also, the finish lacks the vineouros and fruityness of brown ales with sourness and the likes. RERATE AUG 08. Probaly batch 003. Amber, small, white head. Semi-tart cherry, wood, cherrykern nose. On-the-spot balance between tart, sour and sweetness here. Very well made this time, but a rather waterish mouth. The finish contains alot of what the aroma had, but more suttle, nutty ways too 4.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle, "Batch 001". Poured deep murky amber with a thin light-tan head and a few flecks of yeast floating around. Impressive aroma reminiscent more of red wine than beer: somewhat floral, obvious cherry and pinot influences, slightly nutty. Initially tasted in tiny sips to disappointing effect: cherries cherries cherries and confused other flavors. Happily, though, the flavor profile seems to open up much more with larger sips. Again, the pinot noir and cherry influences are readily apparent and highly enjoyable (if quite surprising in a beer). I do not detect any vinegar sourness unlike some other tasters. There is definitely some tartness, but I attribute it to the wine and cherries. Other flavors drift in and out as I move toward the bottom of the glass: spices, prune, nuts, pear, faint licorice and fainter wood. Initially the finish was farily dry (reminiscent of wine again) but has rather strangely become buttery(!) and a little sweet toward the bottom of the glass--another pleasant surprise. Smooth, vaguely creamy mouthfeel with less carbonation than expected. An intriguing and very different experience overall.

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