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RATINGS: 1398   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Pours a clear amber colour with a slight foamy red-brown head which recedes to a lacing. Aroma is cherries, raspberry and brett. Taste is red berries, tart redcurrants, red grapes which lead to a long red wine finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (1348) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 Deep orange-brown pour, small off-white head. Great tart aroma of cherries, barnyard, brett and earth, apple, wood, smoke and leather. Flavor is fantastic, earthy, vinous, tart, with notes of wine and peach, cherry and smoke. Effervescent. Tart start, bubbly fresh middle, vinous finish. Fantastic.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Shows sour, wild yeast aromas, with a broad palate of orange rind and lemon peel citrus above super yeasty undertones, finishing with blasts of barnyard funk, sour cherry, and distinct loamy flavors. Shows style and persistence for sure.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
myfriendbubba (40) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Cheery wine nose raspberry type of flavor tons of hay and funk. Not a fruit beer fan but love the fruit sours for sure. This one is best with nice carbonation and so so good basement wine cellar notes of oak and barnwood. Superb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG111 (572) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
First let me start off by saying I donít really like sours. On tap at the brewery. Pours a honey color, small white sticky head. Sour but the pinot noir adds a nice element of dark fruits, and cherries. Flavor is very sweet and sour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
giancarloh (75) - - FEB 19, 2015
Another great beer from Russian River not their best but defeitnaly a good beer I still praise on these guys making beer they agreed great

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2015
A massive thanks to Guy for sharing this huge want with me. It really does live up to the hype it has. Nose is complex and juicy but the taste is where it takes it up a notch. Unbelievably zesty and juicy with plenty of cherries and plum. Loads of red berry tartiness with an amazing acidity throughout. Complexity at itís highest with unfortunately huge drinkability. Goes down so easy. Amazing beer

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerdedDave (816) - - JAN 14, 2015
on tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia; brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels and fermented with brettanomyces yeast; red color; sour fruit aroma with wine notes; fantastic sour fruit flavor; grapes with lots of wine notes and hints of oak

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebsmitty (138) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle thanks to Pacha. Pours amber orange color with thin to medium head that lingers. Smell is brett, sour fruit, perfumy, Taste follows with barrel notes, sour cherry. Dry ending. This is beautiful.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Artistdave (65) - Austin, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Funk fest. Perfect wild sour ale, tart cherries tart funk and all so weíll balance, no had but great carbonation. Leaves you wanting way more. Nice sweet but dry finish, how they do that? Awesome example...or should I say perfect example.


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