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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A barrel-aged beer with cherries and raspberries.

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   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, isn’t 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 that’s not sour enough to wreck the tongue, but still packs pucker-a’plenty 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4367) - 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 (3926) - 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 (954) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1355) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2014
Courtesy of Erik! Pours a hazy orange/brown with no head. Alright so the aroma of this one is very fruity and sweet. Lots of cherry, raspberry, oak, vanilla, vinegar, grapes and some funk. The taste also got some cherries, raspberries, some oak, marzipan, lacto acid, sour yoghurt and leather. Very mellow and not too tart but more on the fruity side. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (635) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle thanks to Erik! 75 cl. Pours a murky.. Rusty reddish brown with a tiny, white head. Aroma has lots of oaky vanilla, some cherries and lots of raspberry. some sweet fruityness for sure. Slight vinegar. Taste is sour, with lots of cherries forst of all. Also a slight marzipan-sweetness, Lots of vanilla and dry oaky flavors, but only a little bit of raspberry. Slight vinegar and balsamico, leather, and some lacto yoghurt sourness. Quite full body, and a low carbonation. A treat, but could use some more tartness in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (442) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Bursprak! Pours cloudy orange/brown with a thin white line of a head. Aromas of raspberries, cherries, some marzipan, vanilla, slight oaky notes, some yeast and some leather and slight vinegar. Taste is pretty marzipan-ish up front, slight sour cherries, yoghurt some sweet fruits aswell, raspberries sweetness come through in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2438) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. A ton of citrus and fruit in the nose. Light barn and funk. Very light. Slight straw. Dark red color. Taste is only slightly tart. Light woody brett character. A touch of tannins d dryness. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
umich03jm (2405) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2882) - 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.

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