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RATINGS: 153   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.


Pawola22's rating

4
   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3775) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4809) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
On tap @ the brewery, RBSG. Pale orange-gold, low head. Tart cherries, musty cork, grapey vinous undertones, nice lactic acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5618) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Sampled at Upright. Odd kind of golden. No foam. Funky vinegar aroma with grapes. Nice! Sour and funky. Vinegar. Tart. Awesome stuff. So easy to dtink. So enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1066) - 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 (1270) - 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 (2828) - 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 (3686) - 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 (16462) - 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 (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, brewery, amber pour, white head, nose is cherry, taste is cherry, tart, rivals Consecration, wow


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