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RATINGS: 1353   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle pours a dark amber with a thin, rapidly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is tannic, Pinot grapes, and alcohol. Taste is acerbic, sour cherry, some wine character, and of course Brett. Nice palate, smooth finish for a sour.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Des cerises pointues dans un enrobage pinot élégant. L’effervescence est brillante et aiguise les saveurs, bonne minéralité et finale sèche, vineuse.

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 (1473) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
There’s some lighter balsamic notes, and thinned woody aromas and a light earthiness as well. Fainter wine notes on this. I expected more considering it was aged in Pinot Noir barrels. At any rate, one of the best smelling beers I’ve experienced in a long time. Taste is a bit uneven. Big Brett notes, lighter nuttiness, some grainy parts, light cherry but more wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
berlinmany (217) - 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.

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.

3.6
   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.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (264) - 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

4.3
   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.


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