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RATINGS: 1462   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4869) - 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 isn’t 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 Ale’s 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Wow I was so glad to find some of this on the table. Aroma of cherries, sourness, and a real rich malty sweetness . Real balanced between malty and sourness. Probably one of my favorites flemish sours out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours red/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, sour cherries, and yeast. The flavor is tart sour cherries, wood, lively carbonation, and wine. Good body, not a fan of the style, but this was really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2008 cloudy amber color. Sour and spicy nose. Thick bodied and sour. Can’t read the rest of my note (long night of tasting at JK’s Gathering) 9/4/7/3/16

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A cloudy brown body with foamy off-white head. Sweet sour cherries on the aroma with some brett funk. An over the top sour flavor greets my tongue then smoothly runs into a cherry midbody and then a tart finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 Received as a one hell of a bounus from dirtymartini, thanks again man! Hazy reddish-brown pour with a light tan head. Awesome aroma of sour and oak...sour cherries and light caramel malt. The flavor held more sourness, bret, tart cherry, some tannins. Sour throughout the medium body with a nice lively carbonation with a sour/woody/dry finish. Sours, especially RR brews continue to allure me, and this one was especially good. MY favorite sour ale, hands down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2007
Pours reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of cherries and the yeasties. Wow, very sour, but it works very well. Very nice.

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