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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
A - pours light hazy glowing ruddy orange with no head. S - the nose is cherries and yogurt up front. Light raspberry. Simple grains and yeast. M - medium body and sugary sweet. Dry end. T - cherries both canned and fresh. Yeast, yogurt, mineral water and lemon juice. O - nice and clean. A little too sweet and less complex than I'd like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2976) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber/red with little head. Aromas of sour fruit and citrus. Flavors of citrus , light brett, and light cherries. Not overly sour - almost smooth. Easy to drink. Super.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium amber - red orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy cherry, light wood - funky, notes of malt - caramel. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart, cherry, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131122]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On trap at brewery. Pours a lightly hazy amber red. Smells strongly of site cherries and lemon. Tastes sour of cherries with a hint of wood. Nice and tart, though not terribly complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (1852) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at Upright a few weeks ago - from notes. Pours murky burnt copper with no head. Aroma: hella sexy. Cherry, oak, tart, funk; cheese and poop in all the good ways. Taste: moderately sweet, really well-balanced tartness; cherry, funk, and a tiny bit of sweetened cereal in the end. Light body, texture is a bit thin. Overall: my favorite of the day so far. This alone is enough of a reason to stop in for a visit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours pink with white head, slight haze Smell fruity raspberry and cherry Taste lactic candy cherry middle, fruit and sweetness, spicy, cherry meat finish Light body Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1512) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle that was somewhat flat. Pours peach with no head. Taste was still very tart with some type of cherry or fruit? Pleasant sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13904) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, berries, fruit, malt. Flavour is sourness, berries, malt, apple, fruit, vineous. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1769) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2014
On tap for Fantasia release.A: Reddish brown with a thin head. Bubbles hidden behind the clouds.N: Cherry, oak, lactic acid. Vinous wine grape. Black peppercorn and some malt.T: Soft sourness, some sweetness and a good level of fruit. Subtle rather than bold.M: Big carb, light body. Easy drinking. O: Good stuff, if more on par with Ching Ching.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2010. Pinkish, cloudy orange pour yields almost zero head or lace. Oranges & grapefruit on the nose, yeasty/Bretty. Both bleed over onto the palate, pretty light and delicately balanced. Low carb. Really nice.

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