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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (6322) - 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Keg at the brewery, 08/11/14. Hazed pinkish orange with moderate off white edgeing. Nose is tangy cherry skins, brett wafts, straw, earthy, funk, tarte pink berry tunes. Taste comprises sour cherry licks, brett, tangy red berry, straw, farmyard, light acidity. Medum bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light puckerings. Solid easy drinking sour - great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (340) - , California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Draft. Lactic sour aroma, dried apricot, unripe blackberry, lightly sour taste with a sweet finish. This beer is delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (375) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at upright. Such a phenomenal house sour. Cherry acidity, sharp, mild funk and moderate lacto.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericdevin (874) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft at brewery, Portland. Pours a cloudy tan-red, not much head to speak of. Aroma fruity, with some oaky notes too. Lots of cherry, some lacto character. Body sweet and just a bit tart, lots of understated fruit character, with just the right amount of oakiness. Kind of ridiculous this is a permanent handle for the price.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Excellent wild ale from upright. Big winey and cherry aroma upon pouring. Moderate level of funk and sour in the flavor especially. Seamlessly blended, and delicious."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1364) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Hazy orange with a pale head. Aroma is butterscotch, peach, plum, apricot. Medium-full bodied, lightly tart fruity on the palate. Flavours are cherry, peach, blood orange. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
At upright with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours darker bronze hazy, no head. Aroma is fresh authentic light cherries, minimal acidity, nice. Taste is sparking fresh cherries, rose like, very balanced and drinkable. Love it

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2822) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pour is hazy orange-pink with a small head that quickly dissipated. Fresh try cherries, cinnamon, vanilla, pie crust, graham cracker, lemony, cherry pie aroma. Taste is bright cherry, lacto, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, pie crust, citruses, and flowers with a big sour finish and great spice notes. Medium body with high carbonation. Great cherry pie sour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boisebeerguy (83) - boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Which was hard to find. The cherries and sourness blend well so neither over powers the other. Wish i could take this home

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4080) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap at the brewery - This was quite the beauty. Pours reddish with a very light head. The aroma is quite tart with lots of cherries, light barrel, nice souring with a bit of vinegar. It has a medium crisp body with mild carbonation. The flavor has lots of raspberry and cherry. There is mild sourness compared to the aroma, but its there and lots of thick smooth fruit. The finish has rich cherries and mild tartness. Really enjoyable.


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