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RATINGS: 161   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.

Pawola22's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
750ml bottle from cavemanlawyer, thanks James! 2011 Vintage. Pours a cloudy orange colored body with thin, frothy, slightly creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma has a nice sourness up front with a bit of a citric and woody note followed by some bretty funk, tart cherries with just a slight sweetness, some acidity, and a bit of a vinous note. Flavor is similar. Clean, lactic sourness up front with some vinous and citric elements, wood, and funky brett. Cherries grow towards the end with a nice tartness and just a slight sweet note. Finishes clean, fruity, tart, somewhat funky, and dry before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a soft, somewhat lively, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really complex and enjoyable sour. Dry and clean with a nice fruity tartness, bretty funk, pleasant cherry note, and vinous wood presence. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6380) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016
On tap at OIBF’16. Booklet said it was 4Play/Rose Blend, but that seems near impossible reading that description (55 bottles). Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is very funky, tart, lemons, fruity, almost Cantillon-like, light floral. Flavour is floral, fruity, funky, sour, lemons. Light bodied. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11038) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2016
Draft at Oedipus International Beer Festival. Near clear golden orange with a white head. Aroma is funky, barnyard, citrus and tart light fruits. Flavour is moderate sour. Light to light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2016
On tap @ Upright. Pours clear pale golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is tart cherries, light leathery red wine barrel notes. Taste is super crisp tartness up front, lacking in notable sour pucker though. Fresh cherries sit in the background. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft 12 oz pour at Upright. Drinking in the same room where all the magic happens. Clear golden pour with no head. Heavy cherry pie like aroma. Tart cherry up front, with some softer peach and apricot. Very similar to an exceptional cherry lambic. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (865) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Appearance: pours with almost no head, the beer is a light gold color, Aroma: cherry, very sweet, Taste: nice sourness, funk, tart, cherry, Palate: average carbonation, dry, light mouthfeel, minimal aftertaste Overall: delicious, nice cherry flavors as well, sour but a milder sour than some sours, delicious, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (781) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Gold pour. Nice sour aroma. Moderate to strong sour flavor with some cherry notes as well. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy orange with minimal white head. Aroma is lacto, vinegar, cherries, cough syrup, sweet fruit. Taste is light sour throughout, crisp, medium carbonation, hint of cherry on the back. Overall, really nice, just a bit flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - NOV 12, 2015
5 oz sample at the brewery in Portland, Oregon. The pour is a hazed golden yellow with minimal white head. The aroma is bright cherry sour, citrus tartness and some wheat grain in back. The taste is a great melding of the sour cherry and the tart acidic citrus, along with some wood and funk Brett that carries the finish. The palate is light bodied with fine active carbonation and the dry Brett funky tart finish. Fun beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
This was a draft pour at the brewery during the RBSG. In the glass it was a gold color with a white head. Nose of tart cherry and sourness. Medium body. Flavor is malts, wine, oak,cherry, and funk. Tart sour finish . Really delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5281) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours golden with a small, white head. Aroma of sourness/tartness, light cherry notes, some pale malts, oak and wine, and some light funk. Flavor the same with a really nice blend. Average texture. A solid beer.

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