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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Belgian-style dubbel aged in wine barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap at Tylerís, Durham. One of those beers where in many ways the barrel improves the base more than a little bit. As Iím usually a bit bored by dubbels, I found the generally understated vinous qualities of this variant to be a nice enhancement. Still caramelly and nutty inasmuch as you expect this from the style; but the wine brings out the dark fruit and allows the sweeter, candied notes to emerge as finishing elements.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
A - pours a hazy burnt sienna, with quickly dissipating head. S - brown sugar and red wine dominate. Balsamic vinegar , oak notes, red wine tannins, notes of funk and canned cherries. M - light airy dry body. Malty to a dead flat middle. To a lingering metallic/astringent tinge and dark sugary malty end with light burn. High carb T - dark brown sugar, overly sweet canned cherries, the lightest of oaky notes and red wine tannins. Middle dies. Metallic very quite astringent with a slow building long lasting cherry pie - like malty end. O - amazing nose to an almost shockingly disappointing mf and mouth. Astringent and dead flat middle. 5+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
On tap at flaming grill cafe; medium disappearing head; nice sour wine flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2/21/13. On tap at Kickbacks, RBWG Welcome Dinner! Thanks, Steve! Deep amber pour with a small head that doesnít last. Lightly sour aroma with touches of red wine. Slightly sour flavor as well with a bit of wine and malt. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On draught
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small-ish head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is oaky, lightly tart, and fruity. There are notes of cherry and red apple with a nice rich woodiness.

The flavor is sweet but not cloying, spicy and nicely tart. Some brown sugar and cherry notes along with plenty of oaky character, but everything is balanced and well nuanced.
Holy cow this is most defiantly better than I had expected it to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (6999) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Clear dark amber with a thin cap head of a light beige hue. Aroma was enticing to say the last. Nose of red wine tannins and oak with a earthy malty sweetness and a slight sour ale tone. Flavor of the same, with oak-aged red wine flavors atop some earthy sweet maltiness, and a spicy smooth essence I couldnít put my finger on. Smooth and flavorful finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Sample on tap. Clear red orange color. Minimal off white head. Lightly tart, oaky red grape tannins from the wine barrel come through nicely. Light carbonation, medium body, more dry texture. Plums in the flavor, some grape. Hint of chocolate. Light bitter, some sweet. No alcohol. Nice complex ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Dark mahogany. Light lacing from small off-white head. Aroma of wood, cherry, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter and a little winey; nicely balanced and very easy drinking for the style. Medium bodied, dry, and smooth. Itís got a lot in common with a kriek or sour, only itís not sour. Quite good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Hazy red-brown, thin head, wine and grape juice, acidity, mild carbonation, caramel malts.†

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Clean and rich ruby pour with one to two fingers of creamy beige head. Rich and fruity nose with some burnt sugar and raisiny/fig notes. Lightly vinous with a touch of candy and caramel.

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