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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
750mL thanks to writerjberg and Travlr. Rating #100 for this beer. Black and red label with some soft core pornography. Pours very light pink, sparkling, with weak foam looking like rose wine. Nose is juicy, freshly baked cherry pie. Really amazing kriek nose. Taste is bright lactic acid, loads of lime juice, juicy red cherry. Overall a simple, bright, refreshing kriek.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13664) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle through GT2 the Beer Pimp, thanks! Cloudy, almost murky, golden amber color, small white head. Aroma of funky summer fruit. Taste is softly sour peach, pear, apricot. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10239) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle shared by GT2 and Travlr. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cherry and raspberry with cookie malt and spicy hops, barnyard and funky yeast. Flavor is tart and acidic cherries and raspberry with light malt, funky and barnyard yeast with a dry finish. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6418) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Tart and relatively dry, some light cherry sweetness, sharp citric notes, and a hint of wood. Balanced and very drinkable. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5735) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Jay shared at Andy’s. Pours a murky reddish amber body with nice off white lacing. Aroma is soft cherry, oak, red wine, funk and lemons. Mouthfeel is soft with notes of tart cherries, red wine barrel, wood, lemon and other citrus fruits, funky brett and earthy lacto. As Jay mentions below, the keyword here is subtlety - nothing overstated or dominating, instead everything works nicely together. Well balanced sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle from a trade with somebody or other that I took to a tasting at Andy’s. Pours a hazed ruby touched amber with a thin to medium sized head. Gentle funk with some cherry and tart acid. Medium bodied, cherries and light acid and funk. Long funk and chewy cherries. Really nice, lots of subtlety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle generously shared at tasting with RB crew. Pours reddish pink with a rose head. Aromas of tart cherries and wine and sour funk. Flavors of tart cherries, lemons, other citrus fruits and wood. Not overly tart and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours a hazy orange with a tiny off-white head. Sour and sweet. Floral with hints of honey . Aromas of berries. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry and sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour woody aroma. Fruity sour tart citrus woody flavor. Has a fruity sour tart woody citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13867) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber/golden - white head. Nice sourness, fruity, some brett, abricot notes, coconut, lovely sour, light to medium malty, lacto notes, high dryness, fresh feeling.... Lovely.

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