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RATINGS: 1421   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brown ale aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels for one year with sour cherries, Brettanomyces yeast, and Lactobacillus & Pedicoccus bacteria.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2015
On tap at Russian River. The pour is a nice dark ruby color with a thin dense white head and some excellent lacing. The aroma is a bit sour with some incredibly strong winey grape notes. There is a bit of cherry on the back end, but the wine is really strong. The flavor is a little more reserved. The sour balanced out and isn't overly strong and the grapes from the Pinot barrel clash with the cherries that were added. The mouth feel is a little thin, and the carbonation makes it come off a little too velvety. The aftertaste is lingeringly grape and a hint of cherry. Not too bad, Though I was hoping for more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle at GGW 2015. Hazy brown with a beige head. Cherries, tannins, and funk. Complex and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle share with Rahel, many thanks! Bottled 2015-01-16. Reddish orange color with small white head. Aroma is not as pungent as expected, more shy, but definitely with a nice vineous funk character. Taste is full of oak tannines, the pinot noir barrel has definitely left its traces. This leads to a present bitterness. Red apples, vinegar, cherries, dry sour finish. Body is still dry. Lively carbonation. Even for a Sour, this is very special. Awesome, not as I had expected it though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1640) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Tap at Barcade.
Appearance: Reddish body, clear. Short lazy head.
Aroma: Sour cherry juice, hints of sour, light Brett and light perfume.
Taste: Moderately sour, sort of acetoneish. Oak tannins and sour cherry.
Palate: Light-medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Doesn’t wow me like I was expecting. A bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 24 Apr 2012 -- ’tis ridiculous how much attention this brewery receives, or so I though. I tried this beer, the first of Russian River’s, and I loved it! Great sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle: Mildly translucent copper color with a slight red hue. Deep orange, too. Off-white head on top that’s gone in a few moments. Aroma is very sour up front, gets the saliva glands pumping. Sour black cherries, red grapes, heavily vinous oak, moderate vinegar, & oak. A little vanilla. Flavor is built off of grapey vinousness & soft acetic acid. Vinegar, grape, oak, vanillin, cherry, red apple, a touch of corky cellar funk near the finish. Dry cherry skin finish, lingers with notes of oak, vinegar, & red wine grapes. Though not my favorite Russian River sour, it’s still very delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Draught at the Russian River Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA.
Slightly cloudy amber colour with a tiny to small white head. Sourness, brett, tartness, yeast and some vinous notes in the aroma. Wow! Sourness, tartness, brett and wine in the flavour. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Wood cherries wild yeast spicy phenolics and wine like in aroma and flavors. The Pinot character is especially evident. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewtalizer (10) - Miami Beach, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2015
Ah supplication.... I love this beer. Beautiful color, great smell of the delicious things to come: The sour cherries is strong on this one, woody, wine and the tartness packs a punch. Carbonation is just perfect, nucleation makes it spicy to the tongue. A well balanced sour. A+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2015
Clear, deep orange with some red colors. Smooth redcurrant and cherry with hints of sweetness. In the mouth it is again fruity with a hint of sweetness but a rich, boozy, tart flavor also comes through. It is very obviously a strong beer, maybe even punches above its weight with the winey character.

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