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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30003) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2013
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of brettanomyces, lacto, wood, malt, and spices, leading to a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2839) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike. The beer is hazy and bright orange with a quarter inch of thick, white head. The aroma offers cherries, yeast, light funk. Smells awesome. Great flavor as well. Cherries shine through. This beer challenges my will. It’s hard not to gulp this. Simply fantastic. Masterful. Would love to have more of this. Highly recommended. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-08-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Sampled at GonzoIllini’s Birthday Party (Western Springs, IL). Happy Birthday, Tony! Pours a rich ruby amber pour, growing rich haze with good glow, darker. With richer loose tannish head, dies to a film and laces small. Aromas are growing sourness, berry and citrus, lemons, grapefruit, touch of cranberry. Some straw, funky brett, and lactic elements. Initial is lighter end of the fold, showing richer sour edge, berry and cranberry, lemons and grapefruit. Some yogurt, touches of lactic elements grow. Gentle funky brett, cobwebs take over into the middle. Richer sourness up front, dying into a mellow lactic and sweet tart middle. Sour melon, touches of oak, lactic and lemony. Backend and finiush show a dryness, rich melange of fruit. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3510) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Orange-peach colored body, thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose is oak, light cherries, brett, hay, green apple and some citric notes. Flavor is a nice cherry-oak-brett blast. Medium to light bodied, lightly, sour, quite dry in the finish, lightly tannic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1664) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
pour is grapefruit orange with thin to no white head. The nose is woody, strong fruity Brett, sour cherry, note of green apple. Taste follows suit, lots of sour cherry, oak and fruity Brett, light lacto. Body is very dry, light and a bit granular. Still very nice, very fruity and Brett, decent sourness, and nice oaky presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2012
hazy amber gold, large bubbled white ring. Nose is heavy Brett pineapple with light acetic red fruit, heavy dusty cardboard as result. Flavor is peach lactic front with considerable aspirin mid, light dough and pineapple Brett in finish, bit thin and sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2881) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Bottle, batch 2. Clear light pink pour with a white head. Funk and wood nose. Light cherry notes with a flutter of oak and vinous notes. Smooth, clean, and refreshing. Very nice.... Original rating 4.0 (bottle, batch 2). The re-rate is draft at the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
A: Poured an orangish color with a nice white cap and some bubbles S: Cherries, some cream with some old wood, horseblanket and a touch of lemon? T: The cherries are an immediate with red wine which provides some light grape blended with some oak, Earth, funk and a stinkging lacto presence with a light hay and lemon squeeze M: Well carbonated, medium body with a unique feel from wine like silky texture, lacto and the traditional dryness of a farmhouse. All uniquely blended O: Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From notes. Four Play pours a peach color with a brown tint. A soft and gentle foamy off-white head rests on top before fading gradually. The aroma reminds me a bit of peach yogurt. A little bit of vanilla works with a lactic sour peach and cherry aroma. The flavor is definitely on the lactic side. Sour cherry, vanilla, a little bit of oak, a touch of red grapes, and a little bit of lemon all contribute to a pleasantly sour and smooth flavor. The body is on the full side for the side, with a noticeably creamy carbonation. This is smooth and very drinkable. Overall, this sour is one of the smoother American wilds I have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Botlle provided by Matt, sampled side by side with Blend Love. Poured into my Jackie O’s snifter. Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Nose reminds me of another beer, but cant figure out what it is....Isabelle? That wouldn’t make sense though as the pinot is pretty evident. Some stone fruit, apricot, and funk. More acidic than the Blend Love, but I like it. Some funk and cheesiness and a lot of citrus fruit, really dig the balance. It’s nice and sour but isn’t incredibly in your face. The palate is lightly spritzy, with a long finish and light mouthfeel. My favorite Upright to date, would like to grab a bottle of it.

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