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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Blended Sour Ale aged in oak wine barrels.

We began our sour ale project in 2006 with only four oak barrels previously used to store red wine. The number has grown over the years, along with the amount of sour ale we’ve brewed. Each barrel develops unique characteristics as it ferments independently, and just as Belgian brewers have been doing for centuries, we sought out our favorite barrels, ranging in age from one to three years old, for blending. By blending the sour ale from these barrels together in various amounts, we created in this bottle a live harmony of tartness, fruitiness and layers of flavor that can never be replicated. We hope you enjoy it with friends, whenever and wherever.

Currently, this entry holds all BLENDS

BLEND 1: Batch Years Blended - 2006 (Original Batch), 2008, 2010 - Bottled 12/13/2010
BLEND 2: Batch Years Blended - Two Different 2008 Batches - Bottled 3/16/2012
BLEND 3: Batch Years Blended - 2008 and 2009 - Bottled 3/25/2013
BLEND 4: Batch Years Blended - 2008, 2010, and 2013 - Bottled 8/28/2013


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
Blend four Smell of cheese, funk and sweet fruit. The sweetness was offputting to me in flavor. Very disappointed

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Hazy orange with a pale head. Aroma is oak, grape skins, green olives, funk, sharp cheese. Medium bodied, sour on the palate with a good balancing sweetness and a warming finish. Taste is apricot, sour peach candy, malt vinegar. Damn this is tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 13, 2014
Aroma: Hay, Apricots, Lactic Acid Appearance: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Apricots, Hay, Lactic Acid Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
750ml bottle Batch 4 pours a hazy gold and orange with an off white head. Mostly citrus and funk aroma. Taste is the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8523) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
750ml bottle (Blend #2). Poured a hazy golden/amber color with an averaged sized head. Acetic, some vinegar, citrus, some woodiness, and funky.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle (#4) at the RBWG grand tasting, first one of many
Hazy golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is woody, tart and fruit. Flavor is tart, acidic and dry
Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #98. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of earth, peppery, funk, citrus notes. Taste is tart funk, earth, citrus. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Sample from Blend #4 shared by a friend. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Vinous aroma with notes of tropical fruit and wheat. Light to medium body with a tart fruity character and notes of oak, wheat and malt in the background. The finish is somewhat sour with a lingering vinous oak aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1037) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
A- pours a super hazy orange brown with no lacing and virtually no head. S- oak, white grapes, soy sauce, lemon zest, honey, light sourdough bread, sugar, vinegar, acetone, salt air, yeast, ceasar dressing. M- light to medium super sticky body with a sweet and acidic medium palate. T- sweet citrus, malts, Tropicana grovestand orange juice, lemon zest up front. Dough, vinegar and sugar on the middle. Acid grand ahold in the misplace as well. White wine grapes, butter and oak mustiness build up in the middle and carry the end. However, with some alcohol, vinegar overwhelms and fries the end. Some grass, salt and citric acid on the far end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
750ml corked and caged bottle shared by CaseyK. Thanks! Thick, unfiltered orange-tan body. Oily non-head. Classic Upland sour yeast aroma. A really nice US Sour, big lemony tart tones, US sour yeast experiment mania. Yeast depth. Super sour. Well done.


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