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RATINGS: 1461   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.16/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jensgam (159) - , DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
2010 bottle, aroma is tart, sour, cherries. Flavour is complex with sour cherries, and a tart and acidic finish. Excellent beer

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
BYO @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Nice dry layered sour. Subtle, elegant. Aging works well, for a change...

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Definitely is what it states. High sour vinegar scent with some tart bitters. Orange red color with a touch of hazy. Taste is harsh sour. Tart cherries and woodsy/mossy. The cherries are like pink/yellow ones that arenít ripe. Palate makes your mouth pucker for sure. Tap

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (3098) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2015
From the corked, caged bottle with a bottling date of 011615. Received in trade from jcwattsrugger. Thanks much jc. I have always wanted to try this one. It is a nice looking light amber-orange pour with a modest head. The aroma brings out wine, cherries, grapes, wild yeast and a touch of spice. Definitely has sour, wild ale all over the nose with that fruity addition. Medium and smooth body. The taste has a nice tart and sour cherry flavor but it does not make me pucker-up like so many sours can. Also an under current of toasted biscuit and Belgian spice with a dry finish.A hint of pepper. Just superb.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blueshockey24 (437) - Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours Amber. Aroma of cherries and barrel. Taste is sour cherry with a wine dry finish. I like it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at russian river, santa rosa. Hazy copper color, white head. Aroma has sour notes, apples, fruits. Nice sour taste, apples, some malty notes, citrus. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyzr (1375) - Montana, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Amber pour with hint of a head. Sour fruit aroma. Flavor is a touch of sweetness with just a perfect match of sourness.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jerm719 (165) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Amazing. Huge nose. Big complexity. Cherries, wood, tart apples, vinegar, white tea, vinegar, barnyard funk, cola... Wow ! One of the best !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3483) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
December 4, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled april 11, 2013.
Clear reddish golden with a small frothy white head, quickly dissipating leaving a small ring around the edge. Aroma is quite vinous and fruity with tart cherries, apples, grapes, black currants, hints of oak, butter and lacto. Taste is dry tart and light sweet. Finish is dry, tart, fruity with cherries, apples, slightly bitter dry grape skins and some dry oak notessome sweet malty and buttery notes. Medium bodied, dry, soft to average carbonation.
Great sour, was a bit better fresh though.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rorykinnear (5) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2015 does not count
Bottled 1/14, tasted 10/15. Iíve had this beer many times on tap and from bottle and this is just a review of how it ages. I normally rank this among my favorite beers ever, so I bought a few and held on to them. Unfortunately the sourness does not increase much but the Brett does, At 1.5 years old both bottles were dank, musty, and meaty. The Pinot barrel came through stronger on the aroma but the taste was strange. I like Orval so Brett isnít a problem for me, but it clearly kept developing. My numerical rank is based on how much I like this beer normally. But no reason to age it past 6 months.


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