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RATINGS: 145   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 (7588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15797) - 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 (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, brewery, amber pour, white head, nose is cherry, taste is cherry, tart, rivals Consecration, wow

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (7488) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Upright Brewing in Portland. Orange color. Lovely aroma with barnyard, lacto, fruitiness (some cherries), oak and a bit of leather. Sourish flavor, bretty, oaky and lactic, with some cherries. Medium-bodied. Great stuff, extremely easy-drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5986) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at moon under water. Amber, low carbonation, low head. Light citric aroma. Medium light tart base, berries, lime, a hint east Asian spices. Fresh tart ginger soda. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6602) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft - Cherry and some light funk. Cloudy bright orange with no head. Light tartness, cherry and a sweet tart finish. Nice, funky, fruity and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (11145) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 (364) - , 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 (473) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, 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 (975) - 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 (6403) - 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."


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