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RATINGS: 1367   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 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 (1795) - 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 (11823) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2006 Supplication (also known as petitioning) is the most common form of prayer, wherein a person asks a supernatural deity to provide something, either for that person who is praying or for someone else on whose behalf a prayer of supplication is being made. And I would ask for a beer such as this and BEHOLD! It flows unto me! Subtle and nuanced more than I had expected. Sour, slightly acidic and pure pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2005
375 bottle. Clear orange color with small head. Aroma is grapes and cherries. Taste is strong fruits, sharp cheese and apples. Nice and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2005
RBESG05: Musty nose, cheese, oak and berries. Cloudy pale orange with a white head. Insanely tasty. Nice sweet and sour combination. Vanilla beans, nutty hazelnut and sour cherries. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Clouded reddish amber appearance, decent head formation. Intense, funky nose that grows in character, the more you try. Citrussy, sour with tangerines and red wine displaying black cherry, berries and wood. Sour acidic flavor but very approachable, plenty of fruitiness that further forces red wine comparisons, coats the palate without being sticky, teases you with sourness in the finish.

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