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RATINGS: 1451   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2008 This has become one of my sour ale standbys. Stunningly complex, deep, and tart while almost being addicting. I wish that it would be produced more often and was more available. One of the best beers I have ever had the luxury of trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle. Batch 2. Pours a hazy copper-orange body with a small white head. The vinous aroma consists of oak, cherries, grapes, and green leaves. Fruity flavour, creamy coating, reasonably aciditic with a lot of lovely brett. Finishes with some tart fruitiness. Had this a few times between March 21 and March 25 and I enjoyed it everytime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Batch 002. This pours out a reddish brown with a nice fizzy head to it. Aroma is amazing of oak, tart cherries, and sour dark fruits. Taste is cherries predominatley but I still pick up on the oak with a hint of the wine as well. This beer is great and refreshing on a warm day such as this.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle shared by nolankowal: Dark amber to brown in color with an off white head. Aroma, sour cherries, a nice oak character, there is some sweetness to it, a faint vanilla, and some hints of grapes. Flavor, light cherry, some other fruits, sour grape notes, a nice tartness, a soft sour acidity, a good bit of oak comes through, and a bit of sweetness as well. Very smooth beer, the sour is just perfect for my tastes. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Light fruit and a very nice sourness really makes this aroma very enjoyable.Pours a very cloudy orange/brown with a big off white head.Hints of cherry and a very smooth not overpowering sourness dominates the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a very balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle at the Stone brewpub. Pours an orange red with a very light, white head. Smells pretty acidic with light citrus fruit and cherries. Pretty big sour taste as expected. Cherries are definitely detected throughout. Kind of mellows towards the finish which is pleasant because the front is so strong. Just a great brew from an awesome brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 This was a good sour,i am new to this style and only have had a couple but i am starting to really enjoy this style.Had in FL. as a gift from SoLan and was grateful for him trying with me.Taste was of sour cherries but not overpouring and it was very drinkable and aged in wood barrels.Batch 002 CHEERS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - MAR 19, 2007
Pretty decent. Color is a hazy orange. Aroma is pure sour beer...no fruit...much like a gueze. Flavor is sour with a bit of milky dryness. Mouthfeel is not quite as dry as most sours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
I so love flemish sours...Aroma is of sour mixed berries and comes wafting from a glass that contains an extremely murky copper colored brew. The palate is full and carbonated perfectly for the style. Taste=Wow. Woody, sour cherries (not overpoweringly sour), and vinuous flavors combine to create a really wonderful brew. This is my favorite from Russian River. Cheers to Vinnie!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
12.7oz bottle, Batch 002 from Hollingshead Deli. Pours a cloudy orange caramel with a 1/2 finger fading beige head. Aroma is quite sour with brett and sour cherries, strawberries, oak and a good red winey characteristic. There is also a bit of brown sugar, though the sourness dominates. Taste is very sour as expected with the oak and wine shining through very well. Flavor has a good amount of tannins showing up in the dry mildly bitter finish. Reminds me of the Panil quite a bit. Medium body with moderate carbonation--hooray that it’s not too fizzy for once.

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