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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A barrel-aged beer with cherries and raspberries.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2014
í14 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 donít find Blend Love to be extremely complex but I really enjoy the balance between the fruit and oak and the overall drinkability. Iím going to age a few bottles but this is drinking really well as is.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bomber Bottle. Wow this one was special. Whichever beer nerd cracked this, thank you! Notes of cherry, raspberry, earth, lychee, oak, tartness, funky brett, wood. Never had so much wood and tart fruit flavors coming though at the same time but it all works out beautifully. Light to medium in body and mouth. Medium carbonation. Top notch sour ale from America...Fuck yeah!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illidurit (2132) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to Michael for this bottle. Pours a gloomy burnt orange color, like a dark tequila sunrise (sunset?). Sublime aroma, perfectly lactic and milky with sweet cherries and a nice raspberry tartness. Flavor follows in kind, bursting with soft fruit, about 60/40 cherry to raspberry. Creamy lactic mouthfeel, pillowy on the palate, sourness is modest but appreciable. Basically the beer version of a nice lean Greek yogurt with perfectly ripe fruit on top. Fantastic beer.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmonster (969) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle served in a tulip. Hazy dark orange-amber with but a thin ring and light film on top. Still nice to look at. Terrific sour fruit aromas of cherry and raspberry, along with solid oak notes and light funk. The nose improves as you go showing the perfect blend of oak and fruit. Spritzy tart cherry attack then red raspberries through the middle. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, good acidity, and a tart, light sour finish. Sublime.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Thanks Thomas for sharing this one!! Instant fav. Pours a deep red with a strong scent of berries. Didnít catch the cherry in either nose or taste but raspberry was prominent. Very nice tartness would love to try this one again

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Red pour. Aroma is loaded with tart fruit. Tons of cherry and raspberry, some vinegar and oak. Damn fine brew!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (11016) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle courtesy of mostly me, with help from GT2, thanks! Cloudy ruby amber color, bright white edge head. Nice aroma of softly sour plums, grapefruit, mango. Taste is softly sour berries, Asian and tropical fruit. Fantastic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
A - Pours a slightly bright cloudy red-orange color with a finger of reddish head. The head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing. S - Aroma is full of sour fruits with some white grapes and acidity. There is lots of tartness and funk, with some sweetness. T - Starts off with some sour tart white grape with some other fruits and some acidity. Through the middle, the acidity mellows a bit with some more tartness and sweet fruits and cherry comes through. The finish is a mix of some oak alongside the sweet tart fruits with some nice sourness lingering. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth with lots of tartness and sourness hitting the tongue. D - Very drinkable. Amazing sourness and blend of fruity flavors. Lots of tartness and acidic flavors.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bierkoning (10157) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2011
Barrel aged fruit beer, bottle#13 of 119. From hannont, thanks!! Purple red color. Raspberry, strawberry oak and red fruit in the aroma. Sour flavor but very fruity with new oak, strawberry jam, raspberry and other red fruit. Very pleasant, complex and highly drinkable. World class!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Seth. Clear burnt orange pour with a small white head. Sour fruit aromas. Strawberry, raspberry, white grape notes with just the right amount of sourness and funk. Fantastic glance. Medium body and acidity. This is a real stunner....


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