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RATINGS: 1351   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1653) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
375ml bottle thanks to changeup45. WARNING: stout drinkers first sour. Have the pleasure of drinking a batch 4. After popping the cork I got a familiar aroma of red wine. Maybe some barley wine mixed in. Pours a murky brown color into my balloon tulip glass. Keeps a nice steady thin foam island in the glass. Slight lacing. Sip #1. Holy moly this is gross. OK not gross just not expected. "Give it a chance Art". I keep telling myself "Think wine". Sip #2. Another whiff. Funky aroma. I smell some cherries. Wow is this thing Sour! The taste reminds me of Warheads candies I had as a kid. Maybe a cherry warhead. I wish I had a comparison with a fresh one at this point but Iím sure this is a delicious beer to some. No concern that it has gone bad. Let me check back after Iíve acclimated a bit..............OK Iím back. Iím getting used to this. More cherries coming out now. Still super sour. Causing phlegm to build up. Be right back. ...............ok Iím still going strong. I hope this is entertaining to some. If you enjoyed this message me and send me some other top 100 sours. Iíll do the same. The sourness is tolerable now. I think this is probably how first time IIPA drinkers feel. Iím definitely going to revisit and re-rate this one later. So my last few sips have actually been enjoyable and have changed my perception of this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Beautiful rose color, orange tones, light off-white film of a head, very minimal in fact, spotty lacing. Oaken aroma, subtle kriek, very much like Verhaeghe Echte Kriek but softer. Enjoyable tartness on first sip, similar to unripened cherries, notes of oak as well. Decent palate, medium to full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
berlinmany (224) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
This was the first beer of the ten Russian River brews at the tasting that ran out. It was also the first time it was ever poured. A cider and Rodenbach like flavor with a light cherry and vinous flavor. The brown ale adds some depth to the pinot wine like elements.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
robbienate (112) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (260) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
This was the first beer of the ten Russian River brews at the tasting that ran out. It was also the first time it was ever poured. A cider and Rodenbach like flavor with a light cherry and vinous flavor. The brown ale adds some depth to the pinot wine like elements. Smooth and semi-sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
This was the first beer of the ten Russian River brews at the tasting that ran out. It was also the first time it was ever poured. A cider and Rodenbach like flavor with a light cherry and vinous flavor. The brown ale adds some depth to the pinot wine like elements. Smooth and semi-sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
eautiful rose color, orange tones, light off-white film of a head, very minimal in fact, spotty lacing. Oaken aroma, subtle kriek, very much like Verhaeghe Echte Kriek but softer. Enjoyable tartness on first sip, similar to unripened cherries, notes of oak as well. Decent palate, medium to full bodied. Sweet & sour finish. Somewhat soft and understated, but well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrepintado (1465) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (973) - 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.

4.8
   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.


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