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RATINGS: 1386   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 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Batch 3 was toasty, a bit woody and with just a slight tartness. The fruit was starting to drop out. Batch 4 was fairly clean with the acid, and with balanced fruitiness. Seemed in its prime. Batch 5-2 was fresh, tart, fruity, and stil a little bit yeasty. Batch 5-5 was the weakest of the bunch, malty, not very lively at all. A dud, if you will. Of the 5, the Batch 4 and Batch 5-2 were my favourites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (321) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of Pinot noir, sour Cherri's and apples. Tastes of sour cherries and grapes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrepintado (1908) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 9, 2014
On tap at City Beer San Francisco. Dark orange color. Thin head. Medium to high sourness, low sweetness. Aroma is fruit, cheese, grape. Lovely balance!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1318) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
These do not disappoint. Meaning, the RR sours. Sour esters with a hint of wood and grain. A golden brown color with hits of red. Nice foamy head. Full and dry palate. Big flavor of tart fruit, caramel grain and a funky sharp finish. Refined and complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Volunteered poured at GABF...wonderful wild ale funky sour and cherry sour both working together so well. I love the carbonation of theses brews from R.R. so champagne like. I loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thome50 (1228) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. From memory after having this off the shelf before BeerBro came online. Aroma of spring cherry, slightly spoiled milk, funk. Taste is very big cherry, sour, barnyard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsammeter (3) - - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Russian River is always great. You have to like sour ales. Good color. Aroma of cherries gives nice start and finishes well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (830) - - SEP 28, 2014
375ml bottle. Vinous aroma with notes of cherry. Pours orangish-brown with a lot of carbonation and a thin white head and absolutely no lacing. Rich carbonation in the mouthfeel. Starts quite smooth actually with the sweetness of the cherries coming through nicely. Finishes very tart with the cherry flavor lingering as well as a vinous red wine character that lingers on the palate. Excellent sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clownoisseur (357) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a vibrant copper color, hues of gold/pink. Small head, fine carbonation. Aromas of tart cherry, wet oak, cobweb, grape skin and light earthy notes. Taste is very tart upfront, acidic, vinous and loaded with oak. Notes of citrus, fresh cut flowers and an herbal accent make appearances. Lively carbonation keeps the tart present throughout. Finishes very crisp and dry. Excellent American Sour/Wild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ester_ (120) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Red-pink color, medium head. Aromas of cherry, sour, crerry stone and wood. Flavours of cherry, sour, wood, cherry stone and wine. Couleur rouge-rose, moyen col de mousse. Arômes de cerise, sur, noyau de cerise et bois. Saveurs de cerise, surette, bois, noyau de cerise et vin.

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