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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 3, 2012
Appearance: Pours dark beet red with a white ring and a few swirls. Visible rising bubbles.

Aroma: Sour red fruit, soaked oak barrel, alcohol, funk.

Taste: Sour grape, wood, bourbon barrel. A little red wine vinegar. While there was apparent booze barrel character, the alcohol of the beer was well hidden for 10.5%.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Very carbonated.

Overall: One of the best executed sours I’ve had from Upland, even though I haven’t tried them all. The cross between the red sour ale and the bourbon barrel scared me at first, but worked really well together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
Reddish pour, nice off white head. Aroma is really interesting! Bourbon, vinegar, oak, dark fruit, funk. Flavor is a really tasty blend of sour, light sweet, bourbon and fruit esthers. I really enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours a rather dark red/amber color without much in the way of head formation (or carbonation). A bit more bourbon and vanilla than expected. Some definite acetic qualities with some red wine vinegar and dark fruits. A little caramel sweetness, too. Like the nose, sweet toffee/caramel and barrel notes (bourbon and vanilla). The sourness picks up as it warms and the vinegar is able to come through.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Nose is nice - smells like a flanders red - balsamic vinegar with a touch of bourbon. Hazy dark amber with white foam. Taste is pretty good - nice balance of tart and sweet vanilla. Subtle, balanced and tasty. Palate is medium bodied and softy carbed. Glad I got to try this.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (288) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle provided by me, poured into my Portsmouth tulip. A hazy honey brown in color, half fingers worth of light yellow head. Nose isn’t that great, some lactic sourness, cherry, and slightly metallic. Flavor is an upgrade, nice cherry sourness and vinegar. The ending is a little off-putting flavor wise. Smooth, spritzy mouthfeel, long finish, good acidity. Decent Flanders, nothing special. Not sure if this is worth the price tag.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
750 mL bottle graciously shared by PaulUnwin. Cheers, Paul! Pours a hazy red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is malt, some sugar, some vinegar, oak, cherry, and slight chocolate. Flavor is similarly deep: malt, chocolate, slight vanilla/ bourbon, candi sugar, and tart fruit. An interesting and varied blend of sweet and sour. Medium in body and very interesting overall.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13559) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle in Hotel Room, Chicago - shared with Mette - Special thanks to Derek - drinking while getting ready for Alinea !!! Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Nice vinegar aroma, roasted notes, caramel, fruity, mellow sourness, nice wooden notes, coconut notes, light lactic, nice refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
newcigarz (43) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle shared by landhoney at Coffee District. Pours a brownish/red with small off-white head. Smell is sour and acidic. Very pleasing taste with a nice balance of tart and sweet. Enjoyed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Seth. Clear brown pour with a fleeting off white head. Sour fruit aromas. Sweet with sour apple notes. Mild tartness and acidity. A very nice sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Batch 9-11. Poor is a hazy copper red with Thick sediment and small off white head. aroma is dominated by a musty funk which I hope was not planned. Taste is redeeming with a nicely balanced sweet/tart flavor with an oak and vanilla background, mildly puckering in the finish. Enjoyed this but hard to get over the musty aroma and chunks of sediment present.


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