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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A barrel-aged beer with cherries and raspberries.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2048) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Reddish-orange pour with almost no head. Aromas are juicy raspberries, cherries, leather, and oak. Tastes so juicy and tart. Great sweet/sour balance. Can easily pick out the raspberries and cherries which is great. Very light barnyard taste as well. Awesome sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5755-20130830] Bottle. Toasted sweet grains and fruity cherry aroma. Hazy, light orange pink body with a quick bubbly head. Sour cherry raspberry fruit flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Deliciously balanced. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(c/o wilco, w/ him, jercraigs)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2021) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle: Muddy, nearly opaque deep copper & red tinted body with a slightly beige tinted head that immediately skims itself into a small collar. Aroma full of sour cherry skins, raspberry tartness, sour lacto yeast, light wood, hay, & a touch of tart lemon. Nicely sour flavor, raspberry, cherry, & blackberry. Tart up front with a good balance of fruity sweetness. Light oak, hay, a touch of vinous notes. Drying cherry & lemon in the finish with a nice, wet oak character. Delicious American sour ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4395) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy reddish amber pour, with a thin head. Juicy, sour, cherry, raspberry, vinegar, lemon, even some funky yeast, and oak. Tasty. More please.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle via trade. Pours out a moderate reddish color with a small white head. Aroma is of cherries, raspberries, band aid Brett, fruity tartness, funk and some red wine vinegar. Taste drops off a bit in complexity, lots of fruit, sweet/tart cherries, raspberries, band aid, funk, some lemony notes and a lingering sweet fruity, lightly tart taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfroms (287) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Steve_0, cheers! Pours pinkish amber. Aroma is bright, funky raspberry and cherry, lemon, light red wine, very similar to some kriek lambics. Taste is lemon, sour cherry, and grain, with a well-integrated sourness. Soft carbonation. Tremendous balance and complexity. Really excellent and worth seeking out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2243) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Greg ! Pours a hazy rose kiss golden color with white sudsy foam. Nice integration of juicy tart cherries, earthy floral raspberry, rustic grain, wet barrel funk and some traces of barnyard notes linger in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2145) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Aroma: Hay, Cranberry, Mild Plum Appearance: Reddish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head, Mild Lacing Taste: Cranberry, Hay, Plum Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
750, capped, of the 14. Thank you so much, C! Pours a murky dark ruddied amber with no head or lace. Big sweet nose, snack cherries combined with raspberries and a bit of balsamic. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Tart and tangy but not bracingly so. Snack cherries, raspberries, and balsamic on the mid palate. Mild tannic barrel character. Very nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2014
’14 750ml bottle - everything about this beer is beautiful. The striking cherry red color, the fruit foreword nose and the tart dryness. Carbonation is low but it fittes the style very well. I don’t find Blend Love to be extremely complex but I really enjoy the balance between the fruit and oak and the overall drinkability. I’m going to age a few bottles but this is drinking really well as is.


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