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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Pour from Scott at his tasting, thanks a ton! Pour was clear reddish with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of sour cherry and raspberry, some sweet pie cherry but not overwhelming, some nice funky and tart notes with hints of other white fruit in there as well. Taste was a mix of nice tart cherry with hints of sweet raspberry and jammy cherry as well, goes into some slight funk and vinous notes, tart lemon in there as well finishes it dry and fairly lactic. Nicely done brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1222) - 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 (2397) - 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 (846) - 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 (734) - 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 (3705) - 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 (4435) - 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 (5165) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8802) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6174) - 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.

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