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Ale aged in oak wine barrels with blackberries added.

Late in the summer of 2012, we received a phone call from a farmer on the Western Slope. She informed us that she had a field full of delicious blackberries that were ready for harvest, but no one to sell them to. We had a batch our dark sour that tasted delightful and was ready for fruit, so we were happy to buy them.

We let those fresh, whole Colorado blackberries age in our dark sour for over two months. The resulting flavors were a mix of dark fruit notes that accentuate the rich caramel malt and vanilla notes in the dark sour. We cant wait for that farmers next phone call.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ASak10 (56) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
A great sour from AC Golden. Batch 1. Blackberry, vanilla, sour smell. Taste is a perfect sour pucker with the blackberry flavor really at the front. Very light and tart, dry. A great combination of tart, sour, crisp, light...just a wonderfully done beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Reddish-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is very sour with some strong raspberry and toffee notes. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of tart, sour raspberries plus some cherries, grapes and oak. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Amber color, some berry are ma but cannot pinpoint type as kinda candy like. Very lean like a berry Amber bock. Not too much a fan

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9645) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle @ Troys mead b-day bash - The Stein & Vine. Thanks Chad. Batch#1, brewed 09/20/2011, bottled 10/18/2012. I guess if you are gonna use French then why not call blackberry by its name instead of Framboise Noir and adding a typo? Vinegar does not make your beer awesome .... Brune fonce, col lger blanc-cass. Arme rappel un lger malt toast, fruit noir en retrait surtout de mres qui perce bien en rtro. Palais est aigre sans tre surfait mais qui reste cependant nettement plus agressif que les versions belges. Aigreur est rajoute par le profil aigrelet de base des mres. Aigreur devient plus consquente en fin de bouche. Prenantn la Mre Tilquin comme rfrence, cette version de AC Golden est trs loin de ce rsultat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (4216) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep amber beer with an beige head. Fruity sourish, blackberries, caramel, vanilla, raisins arma. Sour fruity blackberries, grassy red currant, flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
sourest beer of the sour beer tasting. The real thing and drinkable though not complex/ Dark red coloured body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (7130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Ruby pour with pink head. Blackberry, cherry, sour aromas. Flavors are tart cherry and blackberry thanks Casey, dont imagine this will be good in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2682) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 3/16/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle at our epic Bottleworks tasting with Curtis, Jedi, and crews from Knoxville and Nashville, and a second time at Boots old house. Pours hazy, fiery orange with a thin pink head that leaves thin lace. The nose is very sour and funky with tons of blackberry, a bit of rice puff malt, and a reductive balsamic note. The flavor is intensely sour, a touch of blackberry syrup and balsamic, and just a bit of rice puff and oak. The body is medium with tons of gripping tannin, just under average carbonation, and a long, super sour, touch of blackberry, and some barrel treatment finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10925) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Amber pour with reddish hints, off white head. Nice raspberry, cherry, aged balsamic, chewy malts, vanilla. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyCraft (6683) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle shared by a brah in Vt. Pours deep amber with medium off white head. Flavor is not my favorite due to the insane amount of acidity. No balance at all, just overly sour and acetone vinegar forward. I hate these kinds of sours that are becoming popular. F Macro

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Bottle thanks to wchesser...Nose is funk, blackberries, spice, funk, oak, dry...Taste is funk, spice, tart, cheese,oak, barrel..

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