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RATINGS: 1371   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.


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 (532) - 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 (2569) - 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 (1223) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2005
Thanks to PWalk... Appears an amber/orange with a small white head and streaky lacing. Smell is of brett, wildness of tart fruit, slight oak barrel aging. Taste is slightly vinous, wild, and sweet but sour. Maybe some cherries in the mix. Pretty complex. Mouthfeel is smooth, wine-like, chewy but pleasant, sweet & sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1419) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2005
375mL bottle. Batch #001. This was a bit of a gusher. A light-red pour with tons of VERY tiny floaties and a thin light-tan head. Aroma of cherries, yeast, vinegar, plain yogurt, a hint of alcohol and my feet after wearing my gym shoes without socks. Sour, tangy, yeasty flavor with some cherries and lemon juice. Somewhat tart. Nice light body. High level of acidity, but only a little dry in the finish. Tastes like a lambic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3405) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle at Capital Ale House after a day of mediocrity at the Shockoe Beer Festival. Medium amber, slight head faded quick. Good sour aroma of cherry and bacteria funk. Flavor matched, with a bit of horse and wood - really did remind me a bit of Pinor Noir to my surprise. Nice. Pedicoccus sounds like athlete’s foot. Yummy!


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