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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2005
Sampled at RBESG 2005.
Unclear dark orange colored, small off-white head. Sour woody aroma, notes of orange, grapefruit and berries. Different and very nice. Tart grapefruity, lemony and woody in the flavor with an orangy middel. Flavorfull and sharp. Very special and simply excellent!! I believe this was my favorite beer of the RBESG! (I wish I had taken better notes.....)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Batch 2, rated March 2008
Hugely sour after so much time in the bottle, hugely dry and parched, as sour as a lot of lambic can get, the wood and cherry note is milder now, subdued, but still rich and delicious. Less vibrant fruit than at a younger age, more sour, more puckery, more dry, more tannins. Very, very good, and I drank it alongside Selins Grove Phoenix Kriek, and actually found a mixture of both of them the best.

Batch 1, originally rated in October 2005
Very tart and sweaty, perfumy wood scented. To me seems very close to a classic lambic. Light texture, sour fruit and wheat flavors, good creamy body and an almost oily finish. Very well made. I’m craving more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1788) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005. Hazy gold with a big, fluffy head. Very nice sour brett aroma, mixed with horseblanket, soft cheese. Lightly sour flavor, rather floral, with the finish being a tad more sour. Nice light carbonation. I love these sour, funky beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Hazy dark yellow with a lasting thin foamy head. Nose-tart and sour with tart fruits. Some good medium malts. Good use of m,alt vs. sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2005
GABF 2005: Poured golden with a great head and some lacing. The aroma was sweet with hints of cherries. The taste was a combination of sweet and tart but more towards sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
GABF 2005. Bright golden body with a persistent frothy head. Diverse and tantalizing fruit nose including young sour cherries, quality apple cider vinegar, and bright white wine. Nice strong horsey flavor with an interesting tobacco note and a surprising level of bitterness but ample acid balance. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
dark yellow thick creamy well laced white head. Smells of tart cherries and some spices. Nice even coated palate. Flavor is a very tart cherry, aftre that hints of butter and a dry wood finish. Ok beer, odd for a belgian.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Heavy wine almost approaching a bourbon-like smell. Cloudy yellow/gold. Fluffed up head. Sour fore transitions into a smooth wet fruity middle that finishes with a dry wine tartness. Extremely well pulled together. One of those beers I think I’d have to drink a lot to really pen down.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2005
Yeasty aroma with a tart fruitiness to it. There is some wine flavor to it but not too much. You do find some cherry flavor but not too much. It’s very easy drinking with a superb smooth finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2005
375ml. corked bottle, Batch 001. Hazy amber/orange color with a medium size white head. Beautiful sweet/tart aroma of cherries, wood and band aids. Wine-like flavor of tart cherries, grapes, wood and yeast. Funky! Nice combination of sweet and sour with a silky mouthfeel. Excellent!


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