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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A blend of 3 french oak wine barrels filled with a Belgian style sour red ale. Aged for 18 months with our house brettanomyces strain and local raspberries.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
#2500 thanks to jamie2dope. deep amber pour with a cream head. nose is raspberries, wood, bugs, and dried fruit skins. very nice on the palate, flavor is raspberries, tart dried frutis, bugs, wood, and a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
huge thanks goes out to mar for landing a bottle of this for the tasting. poured amber with no head. aroma was just plain awesomeness that roundhouse kicks you like chuck norris with carmel, cherry, and tart melon. flavor was right on with the nose, but wait, my nose got kick off from the chuck norris roundhouse kick like aroma. body was light and nice. nice beer to commemorate a milestone with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2010
(500ml bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of vinegar, earth, berries, subtle vinous, horseblanket, and cobwebs. Flavor of grass, funky, earth, and raspberries with a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2010
bottle, thanks to mar, pours hazy golden, with aroma of sour cherry, dusty funk, flavor is sour, cherry, chalky. dry, woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle thanks mar. Pours with a small white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of wet horse, brown sugar, plums and cherry wood. Taste is sour, tart, raspberries, cherry, acid, and brown sugar. Dry and acidic mouthfeel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This magnificent Sour Ale presents a seamless arrangement of balsamic vinegar, gooseberries and raspberries, morphing into a complex wilderness which thrives on the tongue long after the sip has disappeared.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil of foam tops the twilight amber.
-Carbonation is very low, helping the sourness to come to the forefront of the flavor profile.
-That aroma is spellbinding for the Sour Ale lover.
-All flavors are balanced and levelled. This is yet another highly accomplished product from Allagash.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours out golden/orange with light amber hues from the 500ml bottle shared by WeeHeavySD (thanks, man!): Strong brett aroma, raspberries, thick yogurt, woods, and caramel. Light to moderately puckering, with accompanying notes of sour grapes, some raspberries, cheese rind, and fresh oak. Buttery throughout with caramel whispers. Drinkability: An unforeseen balance for this kind of style, but I savored every bit of the surprise. Pairing: Long Clawson Long Claw Stilton. Rebuy: Yeah. #423 on 23042010 "423 on 4/23", DG .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
You show me a better beer drinking area in the country and Ill punch you in the neck. Hows that? So Im out to dinner with the whiff and Weeheavy Jon shows up at my table with this wrapped bottle. The pour is swamp water hazy with a copper orange haze. Light head and ring. Amazing sharp nose that becomes smooth as the nose adjusts. Grape and tart sour. Cinnamon and cranberry. Taste is sharp black pepper and dry tart WAY in da back. Dry. Finish is like echoes of yeast. Lovely. Understated like Shelly Duvall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1875) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 22, 2010
Bottle opened by Weeheavsd. Huge thanks Jon! Ive been sooo eager to try this. Pours amber. Light raspberry aroma. Smallest hint of acetic acid. Some very nice residual sweetness. Very easy to drink. Excellent. Medium sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2010
My 200th sour rating. Via trade wanted this to be 3k, but thisll do. Beautiful orange gold. Nose is sweet tart, very nice. Taste is sweet tart and very nice, yum. Woth the wait.

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