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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pineypower (2636) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2006 Oak aged, that said enough for me. Pours out a wonderful cloudy reddish hued brown with a medium sized head. The aroma was sweet and fruity predomiantly of sour cherries. The mouthfeel was very good and it went down smooth. The taste was hauntly complex with malt, sour cherries and a bit of vanilla and maybe, just maybe a hint of some of the properties of a fine Pinot Noir. Excellent beer, just wish I had more and a bigger bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Poured cloudy red with a nice white head. A bit foamy because the damn thing exploded. Aroma was just terrific with cherry, banana, vinegar and red wine. Very tart taste with sour cherries, toffee, vanilla, butterscotch and banana bread. Citrus and tangerines work great on the palate. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2005
375mL bottle. Thanks Sis (not a RB nick)! Orange/amber color with a thin head. Bretty and acetic aroma with some fruit, plus wood and vanilla. The flavor is pretty dry & it is light-bodied. The funkiness is well-balanced with the sourness, malt, wood and cherries. It has a bit of the pinot flavors going as well. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Lightly hazy copper orange color has a thin, wispy, yet frothy, white head. Aroma is tart, yeasty and complex with some light cherry fruitiness and lots of brett. Body starts tart, earthy and fruity with lots of complex Belgian yeasty character. Nice wine flavor and cherry tartness throughout. An enjoyable, unique and authentic brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy orangey brown. Some light caramelized malt aromas, with something funky, maybe horsey and maybe a bit medicinal. Didn’t seem to get as much cherries as others. More of the same for flavors, but fairly acidic and tart, and a fairly dry finish. It has a nice pleasant light body given all that it offers. This grew on me the more I had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Brilliant red-orange with some haziness. Good nose, caramelized sugar and vanilla, some banana and breadiness, plus sourness, very interesting. Flavor has a huge bit of ginger in the initial kick, then lots of sweetness and mild sourness. Really incredibly bready and cookie-ish, tastes like a big, chewy Christmas cake. Complex, restrained, and elegant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2006 Poured a hazy orange with a thin off white-head. Funky barnyard aroma with a small amount of stewed cherries. Flavor was tart and woody. Dry bitter finish. I was hoping for a lot more cherry aroma and flavor. If it was there this would have been a good bit over 4 for me. 1/14/06: Re-tasted Bring in da noise bring in da funk. Aroma moving up a point. Light wine, cooked cherries and plenty of leather and barnyard. wine stands out but in a soft and balanced way easpecially toward the finish. I should have bought many more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Ruby cedar hue with lingering patchy clouds. Aged syrupy vintage vinegar mixed with oak shavings and barren grapevine..and thats just the aroma. Tangy puckering crabapple and cherries, completed with walnuts. Dry finish that echoes the sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 thanks to enniskillen for the hookup.poured a murky orange with a small white head.aroma was tart cherries and wine.im impressed with how the oak aging blends in with the tartness.tasty stuff.(BATCH 003 RATED ON 4-22-08).cloudy orange with a nice white head that leaves thick webbing on the glass.i pick up seltzer water,cherries,funk,and sourness in the aroma.flavor is dominated by brett.i also pick up some metal,cherries,and lemons.its good but i cant pick up much of the barrel aging in this batch.the funk overpowers it for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11869) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2005
(375ml bottle) Clear brown-red body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, light cheese, oak. Taste is medium sweet, cherry, some sourness, cheese, light astringency. Medium body, lightly acidic.

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