Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Flanders Black. Barrel Aged Sour Dark Ale. Aged for 1 year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4967) - Leiden, - MAY 4, 2015
At CBC. Poured dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit, light funk. Light body, flavour is medium sweet and sour, refreshing.

drjoeng (1418) - SINGAPORE - JUL 22, 2017
2014 Edition.

7.5%ABV. Sour.

Poured out black brown. 38 SRM.

Nose has all the elements of a Belgian lambic with hints of dirty straw and a dry woody acetic aroma. Hints of lemon juice in the nose as well.

Mouthfeel is juicy and dry. The palate has some solid pale and wheat malt flavors with raw wheat flour and dough. Astringent bitter flavor is fighting for dominance on the first approach and ultimately wins out with an astringent bitter, dry finish. The fruity flavor is that of an unripe plum with a tannin stickiness overlaid with a persistent sour.

Finish is woody, dry, and grape-skin tannins.

Overall, a successful barrel-aging experiment. With the flavors pinot melding very nicely with the dry lightly vinegary flavors of the lambic.

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bulldogops (2740) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
Pours jet black with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is brett, roasty, earthy notes. Palate is well balanced - some oaky notes, sweetness from the barrel component, decent Brett funk - lovely sour stout.

Ungstrup (38595) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2017
Draft. A brown beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and brettanomyces, leading to a tart finish.

Niksko (627) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2016
Pours a cola color with a very fluffy light tan head. Nose is lemony tartness, a little caramel, brandy, maybe a touch of urinal cake. Flavor is lemon sourness, caramel, vanilla, brandy, a little oak, a little dark malt roundness. Medium to light body, spritzy, leaves a tart but pleasant aftertaste. A little bit of a letdown to be honest. I don’t get much dark malt character or much barrel, and the sourness is nice but lacks a lot of funk or complexity.

Stuu666 (15076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is toffee, wood, Brett, light fruit, taste is dry, sour, fruity, funky brett, sherbert.

GenDV138 (7764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Bottle at Travlr’s DC Departure RateBeer Tasting. Thanks Travlr! Amber brown with beige head. Aromas of vinegar, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, light vinegar. Light body with a dry finish.

solidfunk (9444) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Light plum and some raspberry. Light bourbon. Dark maroon pour with ok head and lacing. Tangy finish. Bottle.

Travlr (26270) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle courtesy of me, at my DC Departure tasting. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of sourdough brownie dough. Taste is softly sour roast. Nice.

SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle at Culmination Fest 16: Poured a black brown with a tan bubble head. Aroma is a weird mix of roasted malts, tartness, and oak. Taste was a mixed caramel malts with oaks and tart dark fruit.

anders37 (27251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sour woody aroma. Fruity sour woody flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity sour woody finish.

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