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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (4534) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
At an American beer tasting in Bruges, many thanks to Bart for sacrificing this upon my request - glad I can finally have a taste of this classic American sour. Medium, off-white, loose head, hazy peach blonde colour with amberish hue - less dark than expected based on the deScription. Lovely sour ale aroma indeed: sour apricot, sour cherry, sour yoghurt, sherry, passion fruit galore, mouldy orange, wet wood, wet leather, gooseberry, sour cream... Very estery taste, peachy, starfruit, tons of gooseberry and passion fruit, dryingly tart with sweetish side to it providing balance but the drying effect lasts till deep into the finish as it ought to be for any sour beer type; some soft caramelly and bready malt sweetness lurks underneath and provides balance and structure. Tart, dry, long finish with lovely but subtle woodiness, tons of lingering fruit esters and true fruit sourishness, complex, bit earthy. This is every bit as great as I have been reading in past years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (277) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle acquired and shared in some weird menage-a-trade with Sloth and Coldbrewky. ... Wow. Split from a bottle. Muddy brown in the glass. Head is fine thin and clingy. Nose is super appropriate for popping my trade cherry...black cherry farmhouse funk. Palate is perfectly delivered. Sour without a throat punch, crisp cherry wang, enough sweetness to keep it pleasant. Complex enough to keep the mind busy. .... Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle at home. This is one of the absolute best smelling funky beers Iíve ever come across. Thereís a wonderful Brett aroma thatís really earthy and definitely "barnyard", but itís mixed with the sour cherry fruit smell and itís just fantastic. As I started drinking it I got light sour and more funk, and then the cherries and booze showed up, like Nyquil (but delicious, homemade, probably organic, classy Nyquil). This is just fantastic -- one of the best examples of this style anywhere in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2668) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle. Moderate hay for the malt, fresh cut grass for the hops, heavy damp basement for the yeast, with big notes of wood, cherry and vinegar. Head is small, frothy, off-white with good slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy medium red/brown, with some small particles at the bottom. Flavor starts heavily acidic and acetic, then finishes heavily acidic, lightly bitter and sour. Palate is light, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a tart finish. Maybe Iím just starting to appreciate these, since this is the first true to style Red Sour that I really enjoyed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tstamba (735) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle to a snifter. Amber brown , off white head. There is red wine, oak, sour cherries and funk on the nose. Flavors are layered, complex, tangy, tart , sweet , funky, red wine and cherries... One of the best sours I have tried... Outstanding effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1374) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, because heís awesome. 2014 vintage. Aroma is wine barrel, tart cherry, funk, sour, real good. Appearance is amber red, off white head. Taste is cherry, wine barrel, sour, funk, very balanced and complex, man thatís good. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, crisp carbonation, lots of barrel and tart cherry, really really good. Overall, this is so very good. Hard to beat Russian River.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Great sour and sweet flavour combination. Subtle aromas of cherries. Very long taste with balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eiriko (7) - NORWAY - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
Prominent alcohol on the nose. Wine-like aroma. Fruity notes of cherries and dried fruit. Quite vinous. Some alcohol warmth. Dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3134) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pours a red mahogany with little head. Aromas of sour wine gummies, oak, grape skins,and wine vinegar. Flavors of same with emphasis on old oaky wine barrels, grape skins, and salty dried malts. Complex to describe whatís left...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kirunavinter (35) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle Batch 041514. Pours a hazy red/mercy color with no head. Big aroma of red wine, sour cherries, oak and tart apples. Body is medium with decent carb. Taste is up there with some of the belgian sour red/browns, fruity, oaky, vinous and some sweetness. Really good stuff.

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