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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pinot Barrel Four was our second batch. We took the recipe for the Four and sent the beer into some oak barrels graciously donated by La Bete winery of McMinnville, topping them up with a small amount of Oregon cherry puree along with lactobacillus and brettanomyces claussenii to encourage more acidity and aromatic complexity in the finished beer. Half of the batch was blended and kegged and can be found at a few specialty bars while the remaining half is still maturing in the barrels and will likely be bottled at some point towards the end of 2009.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (825) - LATVIA - MAY 14, 2015
Light amber with medium white head. Grassy aroma. Sourness well mixed with dry bitterness, grassy and metallic notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1169) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Keg at Hoppy Loft, 12th May 15. Probably unfair to rate this after 4 Cantillons. It’s nice some yeast and funk and sourness. OK, nothing exciting for me

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2570) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Nice. Sourness, nice funky aroma, sweets. Tangerine. Fun.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (3246) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2015
On tap at upright brewery Portland. Pours out a pinkish amber topped with a small head. Nose is cherry apricot barnyard and barrel notes. Taste is more of the nice fruit and a good tartness funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 600th Menu Party
Hazy bright amber color, small head. It’s a quite standard Sour, with a light fruity flavor, and very light black pepper note; a bit lemony too, and woody; balanced.
No surprises, but good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, brewery, amber pour, white head, nose is cherry, taste is cherry, tart, rivals Consecration, wow

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Upright Brewing in Portland. Orange color. Lovely aroma with barnyard, lacto, fruitiness (some cherries), oak and a bit of leather. Sourish flavor, bretty, oaky and lactic, with some cherries. Medium-bodied. Great stuff, extremely easy-drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6033) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at moon under water. Amber, low carbonation, low head. Light citric aroma. Medium light tart base, berries, lime, a hint east Asian spices. Fresh tart ginger soda. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Cherry and some light funk. Cloudy bright orange with no head. Light tartness, cherry and a sweet tart finish. Nice, funky, fruity and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Keg at the brewery, 08/11/14. Hazed pinkish orange with moderate off white edgeing. Nose is tangy cherry skins, brett wafts, straw, earthy, funk, tarte pink berry tunes. Taste comprises sour cherry licks, brett, tangy red berry, straw, farmyard, light acidity. Medum bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light puckerings. Solid easy drinking sour - great stuff.


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