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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.


callmemickey's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3625) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Orange-peach colored body, thin white head, spotty lacing. Nose is oak, light cherries, brett, hay, green apple and some citric notes. Flavor is a nice cherry-oak-brett blast. Medium to light bodied, lightly, sour, quite dry in the finish, lightly tannic.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1016) - LATVIA - MAY 14, 2015
Light amber with medium white head. Grassy aroma. Sourness well mixed with dry bitterness, grassy and metallic notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7999) - 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 (5534) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16428) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4786) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3767) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Nice. Sourness, nice funky aroma, sweets. Tangerine. Fun.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (3935) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, brewery, amber pour, white head, nose is cherry, taste is cherry, tart, rivals Consecration, wow

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1256) - 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


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