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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A barrel-aged beer with cherries and raspberries.

dreddy's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
750ml bottle (62 of 119) into a Ranger Creek tulip. Thanks to oregonhopmonster for the trade! So this is the direction American sours are heading in, and I, for one, could not be more ecstatic. Blend Love pours with a hazy, raspberry iced-tea tone (ironic, isnít it?). A little dark and listless is the body, but the fluffy tangerine-tinted head is attractive in the glass. Big wafts of raspberry pulp in the nose alongside berry vines and melon rind. Fresh wood sharpness is mild but pleasant as a balance in the background. Flavor brings forward an immediate raspberry sourness that puckers the sides of the mouth and tongue. The finish is fruity and bright with notes of mineral, wood barrel, and a hint of funk. Uber-crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish thatís not sour enough to wreck the tongue, but still packs pucker-aíplenty for all you sour-heads. Moderate carbonation. Overall, a fantastic release from Upright. Wish I could get my hands on more of this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Raspberries, cherries, tart, funkiness aromas. Flavors are wild, oak, cherry, raspberries, mild tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (2422) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Rusty with an off-white head. Aroma is cherry, raspberry, floral notes. Light bodied, fruity on the palate, nicely balanced. Taste is cherry, raspberry, cranberry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle to plastic :( Raspberry, lemon, caramel. Light amber, thin white head. Taste of lemon, raspberry and cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6377) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Poured a ruby red color with a white head. Aroma was of pitted cherries, raspberry skins, vinegar, lemon, and acetic acid. Flavor was big tart fruit upfront, light yogurt funk, follow by an acetic burn that I donít really appreciate l.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1952) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle sitting in my cellar, from, I think 2012. Was surprised to see I hadnít rated this one, so here goes. A: Overcast red with a thin off-white head thatís got a pretty good lifespan. Light lacing. N: Raspberries and cherries are still here in force. Lemon and ruby grapefruit backing up the main fruits. Oak, vinegar, some red wine grape and leather. T: Bracingly sour; sweetness backing it up, however distantly. M: Light body, prickly carbonation, no alcohol. O: This has aged a lot better than I expected it to. Fruit is still making itself known, and I am quite enjoying it. Though, it is definitely getting more and more sour without the bugs to develop further complexities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark orange with a tiny white head. Nice fruity aromas and loads of vinious oak as well. Nice raspberry touch to it as well. Light body, quite some sourness but balanced with some residual sweetness. Taste is bland and very much like soft yoghurt (lacto a bit overpoweirng the fruitiness).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
Hazy amber red pour with a slight white head. Slightly funky nose. Cherry and barrel in the taste. Lightly tart. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2015
750ml bottle in a teku. Pours hazy ruby/amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sourness / tartness, some raspberries, cherries, some pale malts, and light oak. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A very solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5513) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with just the hint of a white head. Aroma of citrus, berries, and funk. Taste is cherry, raspberry, citrus, funk, and oak. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2564) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle split 4 ways. Pour is hazy reddish with a small off white head. Nose has some light fiunk and tons of red berries, raspberries, cherries and cranberries. Taste has a nice subtle tartness, and again loads of berry notes. Nice and juicy!

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