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RATINGS: 1322   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours reddish brown with minimal head. Nose is sour cherries, brett, red winey, sour apple. Taste matches nose, cherry, grape skin, vinous note, sour apple rather tart all the way through with the lactic acid sourness and some funk, but not much. Does not dry out a ton at the end, is dry on the whole, but I get the oak barrel character on the finish. It's really good, but I do slightly prefer consecration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2014
Reddish brown with no head to speak of. Nice sour character of cherries and wine. Tart and sweet finish. This is a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1140) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
April 2013 bottle from some kind soul that I donít recall. Pours a nice deep reddish pink, slight white head. Tart, fruity aroma. Grape, cherry, apple, cinnamon, wood. Taste is sweet, tart, slightly puckering, cherry, blueberry, apple, cinnamon, blackberry. Really lingers on the tongue. Imminently chuggable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Unreal deliciousness. Pours a orangish clear with small dissipating white head. Sour cherry earth smell. Beautiful sour yet sweet taste. Amazingly well carbonated. Sincerely great. Bottle - Received in Trade

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oregoncritter (6) - Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
First sour Iíve ever had (not that I hadnít read about them for several months now). Got it and a few others from RR as a gift (and later found out the price- yikes!). Mine was from bottle, batch 007. I finally decided Iíd crack it open. Smell from the bottle smelled more like a wine that an ale. Strong smell of oak, cherries and musty goodness - little bit like the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Knowing it was a sour ale, but not knowing what to expect, the first taste hit my tastebuds and made them all go running with excitement. Itís not a "beer" and itís definitely not a wine. If I classified it, it wouldnít be an ale either - I guess thatís why they call it a sour (ale). Tart initial taste, followed by just enough carbonation and a crisp finish (along with some flavors/layers I canít do justice to). I dig it - I couldnít drink a bunch of these, but it was worth the wait (and the cost - thanks to my brother-in-law John)!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElementalAles (6) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Tart, cherry, cranberry, bretty-funk. All present but all integrated seamlessly together with just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. Finishes crisp. Delicious. I just wanted to more and more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1254) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Rate #1100! Bottle from the brewpub itself. Pours a dark red color, somewhat opaque, with a one finger off white head on top. Aroma of sour cherries, vinegar, vinous grape notes. Very nice. Flavor is a medley of sour cherries and vinegar first, but with some beautiful oak and vinous notes that give this a huge punch of flavor and depth. Lots of bretty funk and big lacto bite. The wine notes continue to emerge as it warms. Some nice sweetness that balances out the sour beautifully. Full bodied for a sour brew, with lots of carbonation. A top rated beer for good reason.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emartell (231) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - MAR 15, 2014
Aromaa intensos, agradables y acordes al estilo. Notas acidas y frutales. Se distinguen ciertas notas citricas, cerezas, algo de vainilla y maderas. En cuanto a su apariencia, colorcobrizo claro, carbonatacion de media a alta, cuerpo redondo y cabeza de espuma baja de mediana retencion. En boca acidez inicial, buen equilibrio, final frutal. Al paladar es una cerveza fresca y agradable, sin embargo y cůmo lo indica el estilo, acida, sobre todo en un principio, posteriormente se equilibra con ciertas notas dulces proporcionadas por los esteres frutales y por las cerezas aŮadidas. En resumen es una excelente cerveza del estilo, notas acidas pero sumamente bien equilibrada, terminando en sabores frutales bastante elegantes y bien definidos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
agl108 (765) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle at Monkís. Had several times in past. Poured deep ruby with fizzy head. Flavor of tart cherries, plums, oak. Medium bodied. Phenomenal sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strife21 (111) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours dark ruby with thick head. Smell is funky, yeasty, fruit and cherries. Taste is dry notes of yeast, sour cherry and fruit. Light body and light carbonation.

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